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 and delegate counts 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 Bonus Delegates and penalties are preliminary.

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 Minnesota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Organizing Unit Conventions: Saturday 7 March - Sunday 19 April 2020
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 2 May - Friday 29 May 2020
State Convention: Sunday 31 May 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)75 100.00%17 100.00%92 100.00%92 100.00%
Total75 100.00%17 100.00%92 100.00%92 100.00%

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Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Minnesota Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Minnesota State and Local Government

 
 

National Delegate Selection from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.


2019-2022 Election Dates and Presidential primary from the Minnesota Secretary of State.


   

Participants in the Precinct Caucuses must consider themselves a member of the DFL Party and not an active member of any other political party.

Tuesday 25 February 2020: Minnesota Precinct Caucuses.

Delegates are elected to the Organizing Unit Conventions.

 

Minnesota has same-day registration and does not have registration by party. Party preference is declared when requesting a primary ballot, and the preference is publicly recorded.

The 2020 Presidential Primary is scheduled for 3 March 2020 unless major party chairs agree on a different date by 1 March 2019. On 22 February 2019, the Minnesota Democratic and Republican Parties notified the Secretary of State that they agreed upon a Presidential Primary date of 3 March 2020.

Tuesday 3 March 2020: Minnesota Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

75 of 92 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Minnesota Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 49 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results from the primary in each of the State's 8 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 26 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based statewide results of the primary.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  6
CD3  7
CD4  8
CD5  10
CD6  4
CD7  4
CD8  5
PLEO  10
At-Large  16
Total
Delegates
  75

 

 

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 19 April 2020: Organizing Unit Conventions.

Delegates are elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.

 

Saturday 2 May - Friday 29 May 2020: Third Level Congressional District Conventions.

National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

Sunday 31 May 2020: Fourth Level State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 17 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 5 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale).

These 17 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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.

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/mncon/preamble.htm
Election Authority
  Minnesota Campaign Finance Board
  Minnesota Secretary of State Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Minnesota House of Representatives
  Minnesota Senate
  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus
  Minnesota State Legislature
  MN Senate GOP - Twitter
Democratic
  Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party
  Minnesota Senate - DFL Caucus
Media & others
  Austin Daily Herald
  Brainerd Dispatch
  Cannon Falls Beacon
  Duluth News Tribune- Duluth
  Echo Press - Alexandria
  KSTP TV - ABC - Saint Paul
  Minnesota E-Democracy - Minneapolis
  Minnesota Lawyer - Minneapolis
  Minnesota Public Radio
  MinnPost - Minneapolis
  Morrison County Record - Little Falls
  Northfield.org
  Pioneer Press - Minneapolis - St. Paul
  Politics in Minnesota - St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report
  Politics1.com - Minnesota
  Southwest Journal
  St. Paul Legal Ledger
  Star Tribune - Minneapolis
  The Annandale Advocate
  The Austin Daily Herald
  The Journal - New Ulm
  The West Central Tribune - Willmar
  Winona Daily News
 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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