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.
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
Special post-Primary State Convention: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Democratic State Committee / State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)126 100.00%21 100.00%147 100.00%147 100.00%
Total126 100.00%21 100.00%147 100.00%147 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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New Jersey Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
New Jersey State and Local Government

 
 

2020 New Jersey Delegate Selection Plan from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.


   

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

Participation in New Jersey's delegate selection process is open to all voters registered as Democrats. A detail: "Independent" voters are ineligible to vote in the Democratic Primary, however, "Unaffiliated" voters are eligible to participate with the understanding that their party affiliation will automatically change to Democrat upon casting their vote.

Tuesday 2 June 2020: New Jersey Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Uncommitted  
Total 100.00%
 

Tuesday 2 June 2020: 126 of 147 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Jersey 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.

  • 84 delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of 20 "delegate districts" (unlike the Democratic Parties in most other states, New Jersey's Democrats will not be allocating the state's district delegates to the Democratic National Convention by congressional district but, instead, will utilize 20 special "delegate districts", each of which will consist of two Legislative Districts paired together. (New Jersey elects its State Legislature by Legislative District shared by both the Senate [the upper house] and the General Assembly [the lower house]: each of the state's 40 Legislative Districts [LD] elects 1 of the 40 state senators and 2 of the 80 state assemblymen).
  • In addition, 42 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 28 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 14 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
DD1 (LDs 1&3)  3
DD2 (LDs 2&9)  3
DD3 (LDs 4&5)  4
DD4 (LDs 6&7)  4
DD5 (LDs 8&12)  3
DD6 (LDs 10&30)  3
DD7 (LDs 11&13)  3
DD8 (LDs 14&15)  4
DD9 (LDs 16&17)  4
DD10 (LDs 18&19)  3
DD11 (LDs 23&24)  3
DD12 (LDs 21&27)  4
DD13 (LDs 20&22)  4
DD14 (LDs 25&26)  3
DD15 (LDs 28&29)  4
DD16 (LDs 31&33)  4
DD17 (LDs 32&36)  3
DD18 (LDs 34&35)  4
DD19 (LDs 37&38)  4
DD20 (LDs 39&40)  3
PLEO  14
At-Large  23
Total
Delegates
  107

District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. National Convention District delegates slates are approved by each Presidential candidate prior to the primary.

 

Wednesday 10 June 2020: Special post-Primary State Convention

If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive District delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, a special post-primary caucus at the State Convention will fill the positions.

 

Saturday 13 June 2020: Democratic State Committee / State Convention

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

The remaining 21 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 21 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 13 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 11 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 21 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.njleg.state.nj.us/lawsconstitution/consearch.asp
Election Authority
  New Jersey Division of Elections
  New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Jersey Legislature
Democratic
  New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority
  New Jersey Senate Democrats
  The New Jersey Democratic State Committee
Media & others
  Asbury Park Press
  centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton
  Courier-Post - Camden
  Daily Record - Morris County
  myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick
  New Jersey Globe
  NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers
  NJBiz.com
  NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood
  NorthJersey.com
  phillyBurbs.com
  PolitickerNJ.com
  Politics1.com - New Jersey
  Press of Atlantic City
  The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County
  the Trentonian
  The Westfield Leader
 


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