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 Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 7 June 2020 (presumably)1
Democratic Assembly: Tuesday 16 June 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)51 100.00%5 100.00%56 100.00%56 100.00%
Total51 100.00%5 100.00%56 100.00%56 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Puerto Rico Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Puerto Rico State and Local Government

 
   

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

Participation in Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process.

Sunday 7 June 2020 (presumably): Puerto Rico Primary. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-3:00p AST (1200-1900 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Sunday 7 June 2020 (presumably): 51 of 56 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Puerto Rico Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 33 senatorial district delegates (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts) are proportionally pledged to presidential contenders by the Primary. District delegates appear on the ballot and the delegates to the National Convention are selected from the highest vote-getters.
  • In addition, 11 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the 33 district level delegates. Hence, the National Convention District delegates are pledged from the preferences expressed in the primary while the National Convention islandwide delegates are pledged using the preferences of the National Convention District delegates.
    • 11 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (PLE0 and At-Large delegates estimated) (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
District 1 San Juan  8
District 2 Bayamón  6
District 3 Arecibo  4
District 4 Mayagüez  4
District 5 Ponce  4
District 6 Guayama  4
District 7 Humacao  4
District 8 Carolina  6
PLEO  7
At-Large  13
Total
Delegates
  60

A fine point: The 33 National Convention District delegates are pledged according to the preferences expressed at the Primary. The National Convention 11 At-Large and 7 Pledged PLEO delegates are pledged using the preferences of the 33 National Convention District delegates.

Statewide (preliminary)

Contest
 District
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
PLEO  7
At-Large  13
Total
Delegates
  20
 

Tuesday 16 June 2020 (presumably): Assembly of the Democratic Party of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Islandwide National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Member of Congress (the Resident Commissioner is a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 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 Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
  Gobierno de Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Nuevo Día - Política
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood
  Univision
  VotoIntelligente
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan

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

 


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