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.
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)1
Precinct/County/Senatorial District Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 18 June - Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)223.0 100.00%29.0 100.00%252.0 100.00%252 100.00%
Total223.0 100.00%29.0 100.00%252.0 100.00%252 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Texas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Texas State and Local Government

 
   

Participation is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voter registration ends 30 days before the Primary and voters affiliate with the Democratic Party by either voting in the Democratic Primary or signing an affidavit of affiliation.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Texas Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in MST, so the vast majority of polls have closed in TX by 7 PM CST. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tier 1. 223 of 252 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Texas Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 145 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 31 Senatorial Districts. Texas has 145 district delegates apportioned among its 31 STATE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS [unlike most states- as well as the Texas Republican Party- Texas Democrats are NOT using the state's Congressional Districts as a basis of National Convention delegate allocation] as follows: (SD= "Senatorial District")].
  • 78 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 49 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 29 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
SD1  3
SD2  4
SD3  3
SD4  4
SD5  5
SD6  4
SD7  4
SD8  5
SD9  4
SD10  6
SD11  4
SD12  4
SD13  8
SD14  10
SD15  6
SD16  5
SD17  5
SD18  4
SD19  5
SD20  5
SD21  5
SD22  4
SD23  8
SD24  3
SD25  6
SD26  6
SD27  4
SD28  2
SD29  4
SD30  3
SD31  2
At-Large  48
PLEO  29
Total
Delegates
  222
 

Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): Tier 2. Precinct, County, and Senatorial District Conventions select delegates to State Convention.

  • County Conventions are held in each county, however, if a county contains multiple state Senate districts, each Senate district will hold its own convention.
 

Thursday 18 June - Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably): Tier 3. State Convention in San Antonio.

Senatorial District Caucuses meet on Friday to elect the 145 National Convention District delegates according to the results of the primary.

The State Convention meets on Saturday to choose the 78 statewide pledged delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 29 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 29 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 18 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 11 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 11 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 29 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.
 

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  Harvey Kronberg's The Quorum Report
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  Laredo Morning Times
  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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  Mike Hailey's Capitol Inside
  Moore County News-Press
  NewsLink.org: Texas Newspapers
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  Politics1.com - Texas
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  San Marcos Daily Record
  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
  Star-Telegram - Fort Worth
  Temple Daily Telegram
  Terrell Tribune
  Texas GOP Vote
  The Baytown Sun
  The Beaumont Enterprise
  The Brownsville Herald
  The Canyon News - Randall County
  The Courier of Montgomery County
  The Cuero Record - DeWitt County
  The Daily Sentinel - Nacogdoches
  The Daily Texan - University of Texas - Austin
  The Dallas Morning News
  The El Campo Leader-News
  The Facts - Brazoria County - Clute - Angleton
  The Galveston County Daily News
  The Gilmer Mirror
  The Herald Democrat - Sherman
  The Herald-Zeitung - New Braunfels
  The Katy Times
  The Kilgore News Herald
  The Killeen Daily Herald
  The Lufkin Daily News
  The Monitor - McAllen
  The Paris News
  The Pleasanton Express
  The Texas Tribune - Austin
  The Victoria Advocate
  The Wharton Journal-Spectator
  TXElects - Texas Election Source
  Tyler Morning Telegraph
  Valley Morning Star - Harlingen
  WFAA TV - ABC - Dallas - Fort Worth
  Wichita Falls Times Record News
  Wilson County News
  Wise County Messenger - Decatur
  WOIA TV - NBC - San Antonio

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

 


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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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