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)
County and Senatorial District Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 14 May - Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)153 100.00%153 100.00%153 100.00%
Total153 100.00%153 100.00%153 100.00%

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

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 Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): All 153 of Texas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Texas Presidential Primary. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings. Rule 38.]

  • 108 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 36 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. These delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows:
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings. Rule 38. Section 8.a. and 8.b.]
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and at least 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the candidate with the most votes (plurality) receives 2 delegates and the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes receives 1 delegate. [Rule 38. Section 8.b.]
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote then the top 3 vote getters each receive 1 delegate. [Rule 38. Section 8.c.]
  • 45 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 32 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide. These delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows:
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%) that candidate is allocated all 45 at-large delegates. [Rule 38. Section 9.a. and 9.b.]
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and at least 2 candidates receive 20% or more of the vote, the 45 at-large delegates are allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 20% or more of the vote. Rounding rules: Beginning with the candidate receiving the largest number of votes, round any fraction to the next whole number of delegates. Continue this process with the next highest vote getter and repeat until all the delegates are allocated. [Rule 38. Section 9.b.]
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote and only 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote, the 45 at-large delegates are allocated proportionally between the candidate receiving 20% or more of the vote and the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes. Rounding rules: Beginning with the candidate receiving the largest number of votes, round any fraction to the next whole number of delegates. Continue this process with the next highest vote getter and repeat until all the delegates are allocated. [Rule 38. Section 9.b.]
    • If no candidate receives 20% of the vote, allocate the 45 at-large delegates proportionally. Rounding rules: Beginning with the candidate receiving the largest number of votes, round any fraction to the next whole number of delegates. Continue this process with the next highest vote getter and repeat until all the delegates are allocated. [Rule 38. Section 9.c.]

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
CD5  3
CD6  3
CD7  3
CD8  3
CD9  3
CD10  3
CD11  3
CD12  3
CD13  3
CD14  3
CD15  3
CD16  3
CD17  3
CD18  3
CD19  3
CD20  3
CD21  3
CD22  3
CD23  3
CD24  3
CD25  3
CD26  3
CD27  3
CD28  3
CD29  3
CD30  3
CD31  3
CD32  3
CD33  3
CD34  3
CD35  3
CD36  3
Statewide  47
Total
Delegates
  155

In addition to the ballot listing of the names of the qualifying Presidential candidates, there shall appear at the bottom of such listing ... a place designated "Uncommitted" ... [Rule 38. Section 3.b]

A Presidential candidate may withdraw from participation in the Presidential Primary ... by filing with the Secretary of the SREC a signed and acknowledged request ... votes cast for that candidate shall be deemed votes for uncommitted [Rule 38. Section 2.d and 2.e]

Once the polls are closed, Precinct Conventions may be convened. While most Precinct Conventions occur on primary election day, they can occur at different dates including the Saturday following the primary, the Friday evening prior to or, the morning of the County and Senatorial District Conventions. The Precinct Conventions elect delegates to the County and Senatorial District Conventions.

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): County and Senatorial District Conventions. Delegates are elected to the State Convention.

 

Thursday 14 May - Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): The Texas Republican State Convention convenes in Dallas. The National Convention delegates are elected on the according to the results of the primary on the last day of the convention. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings. Rule 38.]

  • 108 district delegates are elected: 3 from each of the state's 36 congressional districts.
  • 42 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 32 bonus delegates) are elected.
  • The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Texas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.

National Convention delegates are:

  • bound for the 1st ballot unless "released from the pledge only in the event of death, withdrawal, or by decision of the candidate". [Section 10.b.1]
  • bound for the 2nd ballot unless "released from the pledge if the candidate has failed to receive 20% or more of the total vote ... or by decision of the candidate.". [Section 10.b.2.]
  • released for the 3rd and subsequent ballots. [Section 10.b.3]
 

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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