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 Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March - Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)25 100.00%25 100.00%25 100.00%
Total25 100.00%25 100.00%25 100.00%

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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.


   

Only registered Republicans in Nevada are already eligible to participate in the caucuses [Section 1.3]. Neither "write-in" ballots nor a "none of the above" option shall be permitted [Section 2.1 b].

Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada Precinct Caucuses. Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably): Republican Party Precinct Caucuses meet. Each Precinct Caucus casts votes for Presidential candidates by secret ballot and chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. Caucuses will take place between 5p and 9p PST. Absentee ballots are permitted [Section 4]. The delegates to the County Conventions are not bound by the Presidential vote.

  • All 25 National Convention delegates are proportionally bound to Presidential contenders based on today's caucus vote.
  • A 3.33% threshold is required in order for a contender to be allocated delegates [1 ÷ 30 delegates = 3.33%].
  • Rule 1.0 says "National Delegates ... shall be allocated proportionally based on the final results ... rounded to the nearest whole number" while Subsection 8.1 says "When rounding off numbers in the calculation of the allocation of Delegates, the calculation will be based on the largest remainder method". Standing Rules 1.0 and 8.1 appear to be contradictory. In 2016, the same number of delegates were calculated using either interpretation.
    Interpretation A:
    For those candidates receiving 3.33% or more of the vote: The number of delegates = 25 × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total statewide vote for those candidates exceeding the threshold) rounded to the nearest whole number. If a delegate remains, round up the candidate with the largest remainder (?). Not sure what to do if rounding allocates too many delegates.
    Interpretation B (largest remainder method):
    For those candidates receiving 3.33% or more of the vote: The number of delegates = 25 × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total statewide vote for those candidates exceeding the threshold). Award each candidate the whole number of delegates. Beginning with the candidate with the largest remainder, round up to the next whole number. Repeat for the next highest remainder until all delegates are allocated.

Precinct Caucus (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  30
Total
Delegates
  30

Nevada's delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention [Standing Rules 5.1]. National Delegates bound to any candidate who withdraws, suspends, or otherwise discontinues their campaign at any time following the Nevada Republican Convention but prior to the Republican National Convention are released from their commitment [Standing Rules 5.4]. Presidential candidates may elect to either affirm the binding of their delegates, release the binding obligation, or proportionally reallocate their delegates to the remaining candidates based on the results of the Presidential Preference Poll [Standing Rules 5.3].

If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].

 

Saturday 14 March - Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Republican Convention.

 

Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets to choose delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are elected by the Convention Delegates from each such congressional district [Standing Rules 3.2]. National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected by the Convention delegates as a whole [Standing Rules 3.3]. Note: The bindings are recalculated to exclude candidates who suspended their campaigns.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Nevada's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position bound to their preferred presidential candidate [Standing Rules 4.2]. If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].

 

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
Republican
  Nevada Republican 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

 


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