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 New Mexico Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: April 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 11 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
State Republican Convention: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
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Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)22 100.00%22 100.00%22 100.00%
Total22 100.00%22 100.00%22 100.00%

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New Mexico Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
New Mexico State and Local Government

 
   

April 2020 (presumably): Republican Party Ward/Precinct Caucuses meet to choose the precinct's delegates to the County Convention. [Uniform State Rules of the Republican Party of New Mexico, Article 4-2-1(A)]

  • There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucuses to relate the presidential preference of the Caucus participants to the choice of the precinct's delegates to the County Convention. The participants at each Precinct Caucus alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.
 

Saturday 11 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the State Convention. [Article 3-2-1(A)].

  • There is no formal system applied in the County Conventions to relate the presidential preference of the Convention participants to the choice of the Convention's delegates to the State Convention. The participants at each County Convention alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.
 

Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): The New Mexico State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention elects 22 delegates from New Mexico to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the 7 June primary. Voting for delegates is by secret ballot. [Rules Article 2-2-1(A)(2) and 2-2-10(D)(4)]

  • The State Convention delegates gather by Congressional Districts to elect 9 National Convention District delegates, 3 from each of New Mexico's 3 Congressional Districts.
  • The State Convention meets as a whole to elect the 10 National Convention At-Large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates).
  • In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Mexico's Republican Party, will attend the National Convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
 

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

Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably): New Mexico Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
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Total  
 

Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably): All 22 of New Mexico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Mexico Presidential Primary.

  • 22 National Convention delegates are to be bound proportionally to presidential contenders receiving 15% or more of the primary vote statewide.
  • For those candidates (who received 15% or more of the statewide vote) multiply the total number of delegates (22) by the candidate's vote and divide by the total number of votes (for those candidates who received 15% or more of the statewide vote). Round to the nearest whole number. In the event a delegate is unallocated due to rounding, the unallocated delegate goes to the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. If too many delegates are allocated, the over allocated delegates are removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. [New Mexico Statutes 1-15A-9(c)(1); Uniform State Rules of the Republican Party of New Mexico 2-2-10. E. 1. & 2.]

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
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Statewide  24
Total
Delegates
  24

National Convention Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot unless released by the candidate. "The provisions of this section ... apply only to the first nominating ballot cast ... delegations may be released prior to the first ballot ... upon death of the candidate or upon his written unconditional release of such votes allotted to him ..." [New Mexico Statutes 1-15A-9(d)]

 

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the State of New Mexico
Election Authority
  New Mexico Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Mexico Legislature
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Media & others
  Alamogordo Daily News
  Albuquerque Journal
  Carlsbad Current-Argus
  Farmington Daily Times
  Independent - Gallup
  KOB TV - NBC - Albuquerque
  KRQE TV - KREZ TV - KBIM TV - CBS - Albuquerque
  KUNM FM - Public Radio - Albuquerque
  lamonitor.com - Los Alamos
  Las Cruces Sun-News
  New Mexican - Santa Fe
  New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan
  Politics1.com - New Mexico
  Rio Rancher Observer
  Ruidoso News
  Sangre de Cristo Chronicle - Angel Fire
  The Herald - Truth or Consequences
  The Taos News
  Valencia County News-Bulletin

 


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  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  
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