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 Mississippi Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 8 February 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably)
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)36.0 100.00%5.0 100.00%41.0 100.00%41 100.00%
Total36.0 100.00%5.0 100.00%41.0 100.00%41 100.00%

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

 
   

Saturday 8 February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Meetings begin at 10:00 AM local time. The purpose of the precinct meetings are to elect delegates to the County Convention. No candidate preference is to be declared at the caucus.

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Mississippi's delegate selection process is open to only qualified electors who support the principles and values established and set forth by the Democratic party platform. Because Party registration is not allowed in Mississippi, qualified electors must acknowledge that they are Democrats through signature, beginning at the precinct level caucuses.

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Mississippi Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): 36 of 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Mississippi Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 23 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 13 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 8 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 5 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  9
CD3  5
CD4  4
PLEO  5
At-Large  8
Total
Delegates
  36
 

Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions begin at 10:00 AM local time. The delegates elect an executive committee and elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. No candidate preference is to be declared at the convention.

 

Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably). Congressional District Conventions are held at 10:00 AM local time on 2 April (CD 1), 9 April (CD 2), 16 April (CD 3), and 23 April (CD 4). Delegates at the District Conventions elect Congressional Delegates to the National Convention according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary.

 

Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): State Convention

Delegates at the State Convention elected the Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates to the National Convention according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 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.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Mississippi Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Mississippi House of Representatives
  Mississippi State Legislature
  Mississippi State Senate
Democratic
  Mississippi Democratic Party
  Mississippi Democratic Party (appears to be an older website)
Media & others
  djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo
  Jackson Free Press
  Madison County Journal - Ridgeland
  Magnolia Report
  Mississippi Business Journal
  NewsLink.org - Mississippi
  Picayune Item
  Politics1.com - Mississippi
  The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson
  The Democrat - Senatobia
  The Fayette Chronicle
  The Jackson Advocate - Jackson
  The Natchez Democrat
  The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia
  The Sun-Herald - Biloxi
  The Vicksburg Post
  WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson
  WCBI TV - CBS - Columbus
  WJTV TV - CBS - Jackson
  WLBT TV - NBC - Jackson
  WLOX TV - ABC - Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
  WTOK TV - ABC - Meridian
  Y'all Politics

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

 


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  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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