The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Town Caucuses: Tuesday 21 April 2020
State Convention: Saturday 30 May 2020
National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 13 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 8.0 100.00%8.0  33.33%8  33.33%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.5.0  31.25% 5.0  20.83%5  20.83%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"11.0  68.75% 11.0  45.83%11  45.83%
Total16.0 100.00%8.0 100.00%24.0 100.00%24 100.00%

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2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Vermont Democratic Party.


2020 Vermont Presidential Election Information from the Secretary of State.

Returns from the Secretary of State.


   

Participation in Vermont's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. There is no party registration in Vermont. After marking their ballot, a voter presents the ballot to election clerks, publicly declaring the party they are submitting. This declaration becomes part of the public record.

Tuesday 3 March 2020: Vermont Primary. Hours 5:00a-7:00p EST (1000-0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 26 March 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders79,92150.57%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.34,66921.94%
Elizabeth Ann Warren19,78512.52%
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg14,8289.38%
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg3,7092.35%
Amy Jean Klobuchar1,9911.26%
Tulsi Gabbard1,3030.82%
Andrew Yang5910.37%
Blank votes3230.20%
Write-in2190.14%
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer2020.13%
Deval Laurdine Patrick1370.09%
Marianne Williamson1350.09%
Mark Stewart Greenstein1100.07%
Overvotes570.04%
Julián Castro520.03%
Total158,032100.00%
 

16 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Vermont 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.

  • 11 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results as Vermont has only one Congressional District.
  • In addition, 5 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 26 March 2020.

ContestSandersBiden
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD158,032114,5901179,9217.672834,6693.3283
PLEO158,032114,590279,9211.395134,6690.6051
At-Large158,032114,590379,9212.092234,6690.9081
Total
Delegates
  16  11  5
 

Tuesday 21 April 2020: Post-Primary Town Caucuses elect delegates to State Convention.

 

Saturday 30 May 2020. State Convention.

National Convention District delegates are elected by Presidential preference according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 13 June 2020: National Convention Delegate Meeting

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected, by a quorum of National Convention district-level delegates, according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 8 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative). Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is counted as a Democrat.
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean).

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.

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

 

Links Links to other web sites

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  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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Delegate Counts
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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 Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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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  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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