The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
Democratic State Committee / State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020
Primary: Tuesday 7 July 20201
Special post-Primary State Convention: Saturday 18 July 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.121  82.88%139  95.21%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"5   3.42%5   3.42%
(available)20  13.70%2   1.37%
Total146 100.00%146 100.00%

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

 
 

8 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Philip "Phil" Murphy announced that he is postponing the 2 June primary elections until 7 July. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.

20 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the NJDSC is waiving the signature requirement for Presidential campaign district delegate candidates and is also advising all County Democratic Parties that have County Committee elections scheduled for June to extend their terms until 2021. As part of the action, individuals who submitted required documents and who have been selected as district delegates by the presidential campaigns will be approved to appear as delegates on the 2 June Presidential Primary ballot.

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

2020 Election Information from the NJ Division of Elections.

7 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.


   

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 20 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 20 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 12 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 10 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 20 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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

Primary
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 10 August 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.813,69384.92%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders140,33614.65%
Uncommitted4,1730.44%
Total958,202100.00%
 

126 of 146 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
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 10 August 2020.

ContestBidenSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
DD1 (LDs 1&3)43,83437,920337,9203.00035,914  
DD2 (LDs 2&9)42,94636,803336,8033.00035,853  
DD3 (LDs 4&5)55,02247,679447,6794.00047,343  
DD4 (LDs 6&7)73,57464,397464,3974.00048,870  
DD5 (LDs 8&12)44,32737,860337,8603.00036,195  
DD6 (LDs 10&30)31,72331,252326,4922.54334,7600.457 
DD7 (LDs 11&13)43,10043,100436,2453.36436,8550.6361
DD8 (LDs 14&15)54,18746,988546,9885.00056,955  
DD9 (LDs 16&17)55,49855,087446,2133.35638,8740.6441
DD10 (LDs 18&19)44,31243,745335,8762.46027,8690.5401
DD11 (LDs 23&24)38,34338,074330,4722.40127,6020.5991
DD12 (LDs 21&27)64,11255,431455,4314.00048,362  
DD13 (LDs 20&22)53,25746,686446,6864.00046,380  
DD14 (LDs 25&26)44,07243,698335,9572.46927,7410.5311
DD15 (LDs 28&29)40,21835,416635,4166.00064,649  
DD16 (LDs 31&33)52,37552,311642,8614.91659,4501.0841
DD17 (LDs 32&36)35,42235,391529,1664.12146,2250.8791
DD18 (LDs 34&35)45,28339,315639,3156.00065,860  
DD19 (LDs 37&38)53,93245,914645,9146.00067,976  
DD20 (LDs 39&40)42,66542,605536,0024.22546,6030.7751
PLEO958,202813,69314813,69314.00014140,336  
At-Large958,202813,69328813,69328.00028140,336  
Total
Delegates
  126  118  8

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.

 

Due to COVID-19, the Wednesday 10 June 2020 post-Primary State Convention has been postponed until 18 July.

Saturday 18 July 2020: Special post-Primary State Convention. Hours begin at 10:00a EDT (1400 UTC).

The State Convention convenes to select the Pledged PLEO and the At-Large delegates.

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 fills the positions.

 

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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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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