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 South Dakota Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
County/Regional/State National Delegate Selection Meetings: Tuesday 3 March - Thursday 12 March 2020 (presumably)
State National Delegate Selection meeting: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 26 June - Saturday 27 June 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)28 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%
Total28 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
South Dakota Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
South Dakota State and Local Government

 
   

Tuesday 3 March - Thursday 12 March 2020 (presumably): The County National Delegate Selection Meetings elect delegates to the State National Convention Delegation Selection Meeting.

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): State National Delegate Selection meeting. National Convention delegates are elected. They will be bound to a Presidential contender according to the results of the primary.

 

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

Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably): South Dakota Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably): All 28 of South Dakota's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to the presidential contender who receives the most votes in today's South Dakota Presidential Primary. [BYLAWS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE SECTION VI. 9.]

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the South Dakota's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

All delegates ... nominated at the regional caucuses ... shall support the candidate who receives the most votes at the ... succeeding primary election through the first ballot at the National Convention unless that candidate withdraws, suspends campaign activities, or fails to have his or her name placed in nomination at the National Convention, and that if only one candidate's name is placed in nomination at the National Convention that they shall be bound to vote for such candidate on the first ballot provided that the candidate received votes at the South Dakota primary election. [SECTION VI. 9.B.]

 

Friday 26 June - Saturday 27 June 2020 (presumably): State Convention.

 

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
  South Dakota Constitution
Election Authority
  South Dakota Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council
Republican
  South Dakota Republican Party
Media & others
  Argus Leader - Sioux Falls
  Capital Journal - Pierre
  Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton
  Dakota Free Press
  KDLT TV - NBC - Sioux Falls
  KELO AM - Sioux Falls
  KELO TV - CBS - Sioux Falls
  KOTA TV - ABC - Rapid City
  KSFY TV - ABC - Sioux Falls
  KSOO AM - Sioux Falls
  Madison Daily Leader
  NewsLink - South Dakota Newspapers
  Plainsman - Huron
  Politics1.com - South Dakota
  Rapid City Journal
  South Dakota Politics - Conservative
  South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  South Dakota War College - Brookings
  The Aberdeen American News
  The Brookings Register
  The Daily Republic - Mitchell
  Watertown Public Opinion

 


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