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 Nevada Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Viability Caucuses: Saturday 15 February 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)35.0 100.00%10.0 100.00%45.0 100.00%45 100.00%
Total35.0 100.00%10.0 100.00%45.0 100.00%45 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Nevada Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Nevada State and Local Government

 
 

SB 211, introduced on 27 February 2017, would establish Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries on a weekday February. 27 April 2017: AB 293 and SB 211 are dead.


   

Any person who is eligible to vote in the state of Nevada and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, 3 November 2020, may participate. Participants must reside in the precinct in which they wish to participate, and must be registered as a Democrat. Registration or change in party affiliation may occur on caucus day.

Saturday 15 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Viability Caucuses (preliminary)
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidateCounty
Delegates
%
Total  
 

Saturday 15 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada's Democratic Viability Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct. Voting begins at 12 noon PST. 23 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives in each Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 23 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.

The number of national convention pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates can be estimated based on voting in today's caucuses.

Precinct Viability Caucuses
(At-Large and PLEO delegates estimated) (preliminary)

Contest
 County
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  6
CD3  6
CD4  6
PLEO  5
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  35

In addition, each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to the County Conventions based on presidential preference.

 

Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Convention. County conventions are called to order by 10:00 am PDT.

  • These County Conventions choose the county's delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Convention. While a non-binding Presidential Preference Poll is conducted during the Conventions, delegates at the County level are not bound to their declared Presidential preference. The number of pledged PLEO and At-Large national convention can be estimated base on voting in today's convention.

County Conventions
(At-Large and PLEO delegates estimated) (preliminary)

Contest
 State
Convention
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
PLEO  5
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  12
 

Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): The Nevada State Democratic Convention convenes to elect 35 (23 District, 7 At-Large, and 5 Pledged PLEO) of Nevada's 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. A binding Presidential Preference vote will occur by 10AM PDT on 14 May. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 12 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the support among the delegates to the State Convention as a whole.
    • 7 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 5 Pledged PLEOs

State Convention (preliminary)

Contest
 State
Convention
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
PLEO  5
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  12

The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 10 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 3 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 10 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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Const/NVConst.html
Election Authority
  Clark County Election Department
  Nevada Secretary of State
  Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Nevada Assembly
  Nevada Legislature
  Nevada Senate
Democratic
  Nevada Democratic Party
Media & others
  KLAS TV - CBS - Las Vegas
  KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas
  KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno
  KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno
  KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)
  KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas
  KTVN TV - CBS - Reno
  KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas
  Las Vegas Sun
  Muth's Truths - Las Vegas
  Politics1.com - Nevada
  Reno Gazette-Journal

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

 


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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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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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