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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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
State Executive Committee: Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
58 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 27 re: 9 congressional districts / 3 party / 18 bonus
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2020 Election Calendar from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: Tennessee Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST / 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. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: All 58 of Tennessee's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Tennessee Presidential Primary.
27 district delegates, 3 from each of the 9 congressional districts, are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district [ByLaws of the Tennessee Republican Party. Article IX. Rule C. Section 1. and Section 4A.]. The district delegates are directly elected and appear on the primary ballot.
31 (10 at-large, 18 bonus, 3 RNC) delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide [Article IX. Rule C. Section 1. and Section 4B.]. About half of the at-large delegates are directly elected and appear on the primary ballot.
Proportional distribution and rounding: Beginning with the candidate who received the most votes, multiply [the percentage of votes received] by [31 National Convention Delegates] and divide by [total qualified vote]. Round any remainder up to the next whole number. Repeat for the next highest vote getter until all 31 delegates are allocated.
At the National Convention, delegates are bound for at least 2 ballots. TCA §2-13-307(b) and 2-13-308.
The 28 (10 at-large, 18 bonus) At-Large delegates are bound to Presidential candidates based on the results of the primary. Half are elected in the primary and half are appointed by the Executive Committee with the consent of the respective Presidential campaigns. When determining "half" divide the total number of At-Large plus bonus delegates by 2. If there are fractional delegates, round up the number of delegates appointed by the Executive Committee and round down the number of delegates determined by the Primary. [Article IX. Rule C. Section 2.]
3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Tennessee's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): State Executive Committee meets.
The State Executive Committee elects the 14 remaining at-large delegates.
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.
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|• Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region|
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|• 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 News Sentinel|
|• The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge|
|• The Tennessean - Nashville|
|• WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville|
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