The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility

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.

 
Republican Party Republican
Delegate Binding
and Voter Eligibility
Alphabetically
(sort)
State
(sort)
Delegate Binding
(sort)
Voter Eligibility
AlabamaWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
AlaskaDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
American SamoaDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
ArizonaDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
ArkansasWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
CaliforniaWinner-Take-All (district and statewide) PrimaryClosed Primary
ColoradoWinner-Take-Most Primary
Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention
Modified Primary
Closed Caucus/Convention
ConnecticutWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
DelawareWinner-Take-All PrimaryClosed Primary
District of ColumbiaWinner-Take-All PrimaryClosed Primary
FloridaWinner-Take-All PrimaryClosed Primary
GeorgiaWinner-Take-All (district and statewide) PrimaryModified Primary
GuamDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
HawaiiProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
IdahoWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
IllinoisCombined Selection Statewide: Winner-Take-All, District: Loophole PrimaryOpen Primary
IndianaWinner-Take-All (district and statewide) PrimaryOpen Primary
IowaProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
KansasDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
KentuckyWinner-Take-All Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
LouisianaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
MaineWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
MarylandWinner-Take-All (district and statewide) PrimaryClosed Primary
MassachusettsWinner-Take-Most PrimaryModified Primary
MichiganWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
MinnesotaWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
MississippiCombined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
MissouriWinner-Take-Most PrimaryModified Primary
MontanaWinner-Take-All PrimaryOpen Primary
NebraskaWinner-Take-All PrimaryClosed Primary
NevadaProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
New HampshireProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New JerseyWinner-Take-All PrimaryModified Primary
New MexicoProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
New YorkWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
North CarolinaCombined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most PrimaryModified Primary
North DakotaDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
Northern MarianasWinner-Take-All Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
OhioWinner-Take-All PrimaryModified Primary
OklahomaWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
OregonProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
PennsylvaniaCombined Selection Statewide: Winner-Take-All, District: Loophole PrimaryClosed Primary
Puerto RicoWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
Rhode IslandWinner-Take-Most PrimaryModified Primary
South CarolinaDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
South DakotaWinner-Take-All PrimaryClosed Primary
TennesseeWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
TexasWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
UtahWinner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
VermontWinner-Take-Most PrimaryOpen Primary
Virgin IslandsDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
VirginiaProportional Primary
Proportional Caucus/Convention
Open Primary
WashingtonCombined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most PrimaryClosed Primary
West VirginiaWinner-Take-All PrimaryModified Primary
WisconsinWinner-Take-All (district and statewide) PrimaryOpen Primary
WyomingDelegate Selection Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
 
 
Delegate Binding Tally
Winner-Take-Most Primary18
Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention10
Winner-Take-All Primary9
Proportional Primary5
Winner-Take-All (district and statewide) Primary5
Proportional Caucus/Convention4
Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary3
Combined Selection Statewide: Winner-Take-All, District: Loophole Primary2
Winner-Take-All Caucus/Convention2
Voter Eligibility Tally
Closed Primary19
Closed Caucus/Convention15
Open Primary13
Modified Primary10
Open Caucus/Convention1
 
 


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  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  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  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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