The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Maine Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Municipal Caucuses: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
District Caucuses / State Convention: Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)22 100.00%22 100.00%22 100.00%
Total22 100.00%22 100.00%22 100.00%

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Maine Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Maine State and Local Government

 
   

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): Maine Municipal Caucuses. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Municipal Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): All 22 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Municipal Caucuses. The caucuses run from 9am to 7pm.

  • Statewide caucus results will determine the number of delegates each candidate receives to the national convention. If any one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, they will win all of Maine's delegates.
  • Otherwise, delegates will be allocated to candidates who receive 10% of the vote; if no candidate receives at least 10% of the vote, this threshold is reduced to 5% of the vote.
  • Starting with the candidate who received the most votes, the percentage is multiplied by the total number of delegates and rounded up to the next whole number. Repeat the process for each remaining candidate in descending order until all delegates are allocated.

Each Precinct Caucus also chooses the precinct's delegates to the District Caucuses and State Convention.

Municipal Caucuses (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  23
Total
Delegates
  23

If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound.

 

Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): District Caucuses and State Convention in Bangor. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.

  • 6 district delegates are elected by caucus participants-- 3 from each of Maine's 2 Congressional districts.
  • 13 delegates are elected by the Maine State Convention as a whole.
  • 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Maine's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
 

Notes

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of Maine
Election Authority
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maine House of Representatives
  Maine Revised Statutes
  Maine State Legislature
Republican
  Maine Republican Party
Media & others
  As Maine Goes
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today
  Politics1.com - Maine
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
  WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle
  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor
  www.Maine.com - Gray

 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
Rule Making and Process

 
  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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