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.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Nevada Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Alternative Presidential Preference Poll: Saturday 22 February 2020
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March - Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
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%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Nevada Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Nevada State and Local Government

 
 

Standing Rules from the Nevada Republican Party.

At their 7 September 2019, the Nevada Republican Party state central committee will consider Resolution R-108 to amend their delegate selection to provide for an alternative presidential poll. "If the NRCC Executive Committee determines that a statewide presidential poll is unnecessary to determine the will of the majority of registered Nevada Republican voters it may, at its sole discretion, call for a poll among the members of the NRCC to determine proportional allocation and binding of delegates and alternates ... The Alternative Presidential Preference Poll may only be used when there is an incumbent Republican President ...."

The above change would effective transfer the Presidential Preference vote from the precinct caucuses to the 20 member state central committee.


2020 Election from the Nevada Secretary of State.


   

Saturday 22 February 2020: Nevada Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

Circa 7 October 2019, the Republican Party has opted to not hold a caucus in Nevada. "If the NRCC Executive Committee determines that a statewide presidential poll is unnecessary to determine the will of the majority of registered Nevada Republican voters it may, at its sole discretion, call for a poll among the members of the NRCC to determine proportional allocation and binding of delegates and alternates ... The Alternative Presidential Preference Poll may only be used when there is an incumbent Republican President ...." [Chapter 2, Section 13 - Standing Rules of the Nevada Republican Central Committee]

Alternative Presidential Preference Poll (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump  
Total 100.00%
  • All 25 National Convention delegates are proportionally bound to Presidential contenders based on today's Alternative Presidential Preference Poll vote.
  • A 3.33% threshold is required in order for a contender to be allocated delegates [1 ÷ 30 delegates = 3.33%].
  • Chapter 3, 1.0 says "National Delegates ... shall be allocated proportionally based on the ... 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.
    Interpretation A (round to the nearest whole number):
    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. Not sure what to do if rounding allocates too few or 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  25
Total
Delegates
  25

All votes of National Delegates ... shall be required to be cast for the Presidential Candidate to whom they are bound. This requirement applies only to the first ... vote at the Republican 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]. The NRP Secretary shall contact each Presidential Candidate ... to determine the candidate's desired disposition of their National Delegates ... Each candidate may elect to either affirm the binding ..., fully release the binding ..., or proportionally reallocate the binding obligation of their delegates to the remaining candidates based on the results of the ... Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. [Standing Rules 5.3].

In the event that a Presidential Candidate should win all the National Delegates, the NRP Chair shall be automatically unbound ... [Standing Rules 5.2].

 

Only registered Republicans in Nevada are eligible to participate in the caucuses [Section 1.3].

Tuesday 25 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada Precinct Caucuses. Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. Caucuses will take place between 5p and 9p PST. The delegates to the County Conventions are not bound by the Presidential vote.

 

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 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020: The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets to choose delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Alternative Presidential Preference Poll. 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
  KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas
  KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno
  KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno
  KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)
  KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas
  KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas
  Las Vegas Sun
  Muth's Truths - Las Vegas
  Politics1.com - Nevada
  Reno Gazette-Journal
  The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas
 


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