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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
South Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 29 February 20201
Precinct Reorganization Meeting: Saturday 14 March 2020
County Democratic Conventions: Saturday 14 March - Tuesday 31 March 2020
State Convention: Saturday 30 May 2020
63 total delegate votes - 35 district / 12 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Presidential Preference Primary from the South Carolina State Election Commission.
Participation is open to all registered voter who wish to participate as Democrats and have not participated in the 2020 Presidential nominating process of any other political party. (Those who have already voted in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary are ineligible to vote in the Democratic Primary. Voters in South Carolina may choose which Presidential Primary to vote in, but cannot vote in both.)
54 of 63 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina 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.
Saturday 14 March 2020: Precinct Reorganization Meetings elect delegates to County Democratic Conventions. Hours begin at 10:00a EDT (1400 UTC).
Saturday 14 March - Tuesday 31 March 2020: County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 30 May 2020: State Convention in Columbia.
National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• South Carolina Code of Laws|
|• South Carolina State Election Commission|
|• South Carolina's Voter Information Resource|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Republican Caucus|
|• South Carolina Legislature|
|• South Carolina Democratic Party|
|• South Carolina House Democratic Caucus|
|• South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• FITSNews - Sic Willie|
|• Greenville Magazine|
|• Island Packet - Hilton Head|
|• Lexington County Chronicle|
|• Politics1.com - South Carolina|
|• South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)|
|• Spartanburg Herald-Journal|
|• Statehouse Report - Charleston|
|• The Beaufort Gazette|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Greenville News|
|• The Herald - Rock Hill|
|• The Item - Sumter|
|• The Lancaster News|
|• The News & Reporter - Chester County|
|• The Post and Courier - Charleston|
|• The State - Columbia|
|• The Sun News - Myrtle Beach|
|• The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg|
|• The Union Daily Times|
|• WCBD TV - NBC - Charleston|
|• WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston|
|• WIS TV - NBC - Columbia|
|• WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia|
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