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 North Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably)1
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)110.0 100.00%14.0 100.00%124.0 100.00%124 100.00%
Total110.0 100.00%14.0 100.00%124.0 100.00%124 100.00%

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

 
 

SB 655 would move the date of the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from 15 March 2016 to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March. In 2016, the Legislature specified the exact date.


   

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Precinct Meetings. The Precinct Meetings start between 6p and 7:30p local time. Their purpose is to elect delegates to the County Conventions. The makeup date is TBD, beginning between 10a to 7p.

 

Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably): County Conventions. The conventions start between 10a and 2p and election delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.

 

Back in 2016, the state Legislature passed a law setting the primary date to Tuesday 15 March 2016. As of this writing, we are using the "Tuesday after the first Monday in May" from NCGA General Statutes - Chapter 163‑213.2.

Participation in North Carolina's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered as Democrats or Unaffiliated.

Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): North Carolina Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): 110 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina 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.

  • 72 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 13 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 38 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 24 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 14 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  8
CD2  4
CD3  4
CD4  8
CD5  5
CD6  5
CD7  4
CD8  4
CD9  5
CD10  5
CD11  4
CD12  8
CD13  6
PLEO  14
At-Large  23
Total
Delegates
  107
 

Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably) - Congressional District Conventions. The Conventions start between 10a and 2p. National Convention district level delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably): State Convention in Raleigh. Delegate selection begins at 10a.

The State Convention selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 10 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 3 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 14 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
  North Carolina State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Carolina General Assembly
  North Carolina General Assembly - House
  North Carolina General Assembly - Senate
  North Carolina General Statutes
Democratic
  North Carolina Democratic Party
Media & others
  Asheville Citizen-Times
  Chapel Hill News
  Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune
  Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids
  Goldsboro News-Argus
  Hickory Daily Record
  Mooresville Tribune
  Mount Olive Tribune
  News & Record - Greensboro
  NewsLink.org - North Carolina
  newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill
  Politics1.com - North Carolina
  Star-News - Wilmington
  Statesville Record and Landmark
  The Charlotte Observer
  The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro
  The Daily News - Jacksonville
  The Herald-Sun - Durham
  The McDowell News
  The Morganton News Herald
  The New Bern Sun Journal
  The Pilot - Southern Pines
  The Star - Shelby
  Winston-Salem Journal
  WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh

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

 


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  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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