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 York Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 21 April 2020 (presumably)
State Committee: Wednesday 27 May - Thursday 28 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)95 100.00%95 100.00%95 100.00%
Total95 100.00%95 100.00%95 100.00%

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

 
   

We are using the 3rd Tuesday in April as the assumed primary date since the state Legislature has changed the date 4 times since 2007.

Tuesday 21 April 2020 (presumably): New York Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-9:00p EDT (1000-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 21 April 2020 (presumably): All 95 of New York's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's New York Presidential Primary. [Rules of the New York Republican State Committee. Article XI. Rule 1.]

  • 81 district delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 27 congressional districts. Each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates who are slated by the Presidential candidates prior to the primary. In each district:
    • If a candidate receives more than 50% or only 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, that candidate receives all 3 delegates.
    • Otherwise, if at least 2 presidential contenders receive 20% or more of the vote, the candidate with the most votes receives 2 delegates and the candidate with the second most of votes receives 1 delegate.
    • Otherwise, if no presidential contender receives 20% or more of the vote, the party will elect 3 delegates without considering the results of the primary.
  • 14 At-Large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 1 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are bound to presidential contenders "winner-take-most" based on the statewide primary results. 11 of these delegates (the 10 base at-large delegates plus 1 bonus delegates) are elected at the state committee meeting.
    • If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that candidate receives all 14 delegates.
    • Otherwise, the delegates are distributed proportionally to those candidates receiving 20% or more of the vote. Round fractions to the nearest whole number. If too few delegates are allocated, the candidate receiving the largest vote receives those the remaining delegates. If too many delegates are allocated, subtract those delegates from the candidate(s) who met the threshold but had the smallest number of votes.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
CD5  3
CD6  3
CD7  3
CD8  3
CD9  3
CD10  3
CD11  3
CD12  3
CD13  3
CD14  3
CD15  3
CD16  3
CD17  3
CD18  3
CD19  3
CD20  3
CD21  3
CD22  3
CD23  3
CD24  3
CD25  3
CD26  3
CD27  3
Statewide  14
Total
Delegates
  95

Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the Republican National Convention unless released by the candidate.

Congressional District delegates are elected, according to the results of the primary, at Congressional District meetings held sometime after the primary.

 

Wednesday 27 May - Thursday 28 May 2020 (presumably): The New York Republican State Committee will meet to elect the 11 at-large delegates who are bound according to the results of the primary.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New York's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.

 

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
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Election Authority
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  New York State Assembly
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Media & others
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  Ithaca Times
  New York Daily News
  New York Post
  Newsday - Long Island - Queens
  NY1 News - Time Warner Cable - New York City
  Politics1.com - New York
  R News Cable - Rochester
  Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
  Rome Sentinel
  Star-Gazette - Elmira
  Sullivan County Democrat - Callicoon - Monticello
  The Daily Orange - Syracuse University
  The East Hampton Star
  The Evening Sun - Chanango County
  The Evening Times - Little Falls
  The Independent News - East Hampton
  The Journal News - Lower Hudson Valley: Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties
  The Leader-Herald - Gloversville
  The New York Sun
  The New York Times
  The Palladium Times - The Valley News - Oswego
  The Post Star - Glens Falls
  The Record - Troy
  The Village Voice - New York
  Times Union - Albany
  Times-Herald Record - Middletown
  Watertown Daily Times

 


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  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
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