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 Pennsylvania Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)154.0 100.00%20.0 100.00%174.0 100.00%174 100.00%
Total154.0 100.00%20.0 100.00%174.0 100.00%174 100.00%

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Pennsylvania Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Pennsylvania State and Local Government

 
   

Participation in Pennsylvania's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are enrolled as members of the Democratic Party. Pennsylvania requires voters to be enrolled for no less than 30 days prior to the Primary.

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

Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably): Pennsylvania Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably): 154 of 174 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 100 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 18 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 54 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 34 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 20 Pledged PLEOs

District Level delegates appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. In the event a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates but failed to slate a sufficient number on the primary ballot, the necessary delegates will be elected at the State Convention.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  10
CD2  14
CD3  6
CD4  6
CD5  5
CD6  7
CD7  8
CD8  7
CD9  5
CD10  5
CD11  6
CD12  6
CD13  9
CD14  9
CD15  6
CD16  5
CD17  7
CD18  6
PLEO  20
At-Large  42
Total
Delegates
  189
 

Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably): State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 20 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 20 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 12 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 6 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 5 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (Note: former Governor Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1999 to 2001, is a Distinguished Party leader).

These 20 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
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election Authority
  Pennsylvania Department of State
  Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation
  VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Pennsylvania General Assembly
  Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  Pennsylvania Senate
Democratic
  Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus
Media & others
  Altoona.com - State College
  Centre Daily Times - State College
  Gettysburg Times
  Grassroots PA
  I Love Altoona
  Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League
  Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia
  Keystonepolitics.com - Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Lehigh Valley - Northeast
  KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia
  LancasterOnline.com
  PennLive.com - Harrisburg
  Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition
  Philadelphia Daily News
  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  Pocono Record - Stroudsburg
  Politics1.com - Pennsylvania
  PoliticsPA.com
  Reading Eagle
  Scranton Times Tribune
  The Beaver County Times
  The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre
  The Daily Item - Sunbury
  The Daily Local News - West Chester
  The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania
  The Herald - Sharon
  The Herald Standard -Uniontown
  The Meadville Tribune - Meadville
  The Mercury - Pottstown
  The Morning Call - Allentown
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
  The REPUBLICAN & Herald- Pottsville
  The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

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

 


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  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
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  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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