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 Tennessee Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
State Executive Committee: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)64.0 100.00%8.0 100.00%72.0 100.00%72 100.00%
Total64.0 100.00%8.0 100.00%72.0 100.00%72 100.00%

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Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Tennessee Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC) / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

64 of 72 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee 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.

  • 42 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's congressional districts.
  • In addition, 22 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 14 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 8 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  4
CD2  4
CD3  5
CD4  4
CD5  6
CD6  4
CD7  5
CD8  5
CD9  7
PLEO  9
At-Large  14
Total
Delegates
  67
 

Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): State Executive Committee.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 8 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 2 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Albert "Al" Gore, Jr.).

These 8 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
  Tennessee Code and Constitution
Election Authority
  Department of State
  Division of Elections
  Tennessee Registry of Election Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Tennessee General Assembly
  Tennessee General Assembly - House
  Tennessee General Assembly - Senate
Democratic
  Tennessee Democratic Party
Media & others
  Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region
  Cleveland Daily Banner
  Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
  Politics1.com - Tennessee
  Shelbyville Times-Gazette
  The Commercial Appeal - Memphis
  The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
  The Elizabethton Star
  The Knoxville Journal
  The Knoxville News Sentinel
  The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge
  The Tennessean - Nashville
  WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville
  WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis
  WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson
  WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville
  WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga
  WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City
  WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville
  WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville
  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
  WREG TV - Memphis
  WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville
  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
  WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga
  WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville

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

 


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Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  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  
 
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