The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Republican Pledged and Unpledged Delegate Summary

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 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.

 
Republican Party Republican
Pledged and Unpledged Delegate Summary
Sorted by first date

 
Total Delegates: 2,550
Pledged/Unpledged delegates: 2,440 pledged, 110 unpledged.
Need to nominate: 1,276.
Rank (sort)
Date
(sort)
State
(available)
2,550
Allocation
(sort)
Pl
2,440
(sort)
Unpl
110
(sort)
Pl
(sort)
Unpl
(sort)
Total
183 FebIowa40040 40
3211 FebNew Hampshire22022 22
4515 FebSouth Carolina50050 50
3125 FebNevada25025 25
13 MarAlabama50050 50
23 MarAlaska28028 28
53 MarArkansas40040 40
63 MarCalifornia1720172 172
73 MarColorado34334337
123 MarGeorgia76076 76
243 MarMassachusetts41041 41
263 MarMinnesota39039 39
363 MarNorth Carolina71071 71
403 MarOklahoma43043 43
473 MarTennessee58058 58
483 MarTexas1550155 155
503 MarVermont17017 17
523 MarVirginia49049 49
197 MarKansas39039 39
207 MarKentucky46046 46
217 MarLouisiana46046 46
227 MarMaine22022 22
438 MarPuerto Rico23023 23
1410 MarHawaii19019 19
1510 MarIdaho32032 32
2510 MarMichigan73073 73
2710 MarMississippi39039 39
2810 MarMissouri54054 54
3910 MarOhio82082 82
5310 MarWashington44044 44
5112 MarVirgin Islands63639
1014 MarDistrict of Columbia19019 19
1314 MarGuam09 99
5614 MarWyoming26326329
417 MarArizona57057 57
1117 MarFlorida1220122 122
1617 MarIllinois67067 67
3817 MarNorthern Marianas909 9
324 MarAmerican Samoa09 99
4924 MarUtah40040 40
373 AprNorth Dakota029 2929
557 AprWisconsin52052 52
3521 AprNew York95095 95
828 AprConnecticut28028 28
928 AprDelaware16016 16
2328 AprMaryland38038 38
4228 AprPennsylvania3454345488
4428 AprRhode Island19019 19
175 MayIndiana58058 58
3012 MayNebraska36036 36
5412 MayWest Virginia34034 34
4119 MayOregon28028 28
292 JunMontana27027 27
332 JunNew Jersey49049 49
342 JunNew Mexico22022 22
462 JunSouth Dakota29029 29
Convention2,4401102,4401102,550
Rank Date State PlUnpl PlUnplTotal
(available)
2,550
Allocation
 

Pl: Pledged or Bound Delegates.
Unpl: Unpledged or Not Bound Delegates

 
 


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