The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 7 April 20201
County Caucuses: Sunday 26 April 2020
Congressional District Caucuses: Sunday 17 May 2020
Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention: Friday 12 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 13.0 100.00%13.0  13.40%13  13.40%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.56.0  66.67% 56.0  57.73%56  57.73%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"28.0  33.33% 28.0  28.87%28  28.87%
Total84.0 100.00%13.0 100.00%97.0 100.00%97 100.00%

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Wisconsin Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Wisconsin State and Local Government

 
 

On 6 April, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 that Wisconsin cannot accept absentee ballots postmarked after 7 April.

6 April 2020: The state Supreme Court decided 4-2 that Wisconsin's 7 April Primaries will go on as originally planned invalidating Governor Tony Evers' order.

6 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Tony Evers suspended in-person voting for the 7 April Primaries until 9 June unless the Legislature passes and the Governor approves a different date.

3 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley ordered that the results of the 7 April Primary are to be released on 13 April at 4pm or as soon as practicable *after* 4 pm 13 April.

15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the state is sending voters in nursing home and similar care centers absentee ballots.

2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.


2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

13 April 2020 results from Wisconsin Vote.


   

Wisconsin does not require voter registration by party and voters can register to vote at the polls on election day. Voters may request the ballot of any party but for one party only.

Tuesday 7 April 2020: Wisconsin Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 12 May 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.581,46362.86%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders293,44131.72%
Elizabeth Ann Warren14,0601.52%
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg8,8460.96%
Amy Jean Klobuchar6,0790.66%
Tulsi Gabbard5,5650.60%
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg4,9460.53%
Uninstructed Delegate3,5900.39%
Andrew Yang3,3490.36%
Scattering1,5750.17%
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer8360.09%
John Kevin Delaney5290.06%
Michael Farrand Bennet4750.05%
Deval Laurdine Patrick3110.03%
Total925,065100.00%
 

84 of 97 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wisconsin 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.

  • 55 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 8 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 29 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 19 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 12 May 2020.

ContestBidenSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD1101,88196,471666,6304.144429,8411.8562
CD2206,795196,38311118,0666.613778,3174.3874
CD3108,251102,203669,0314.053433,1721.9472
CD4108,757103,552962,4845.431541,0683.5694
CD5111,422104,821671,7354.106433,0861.8942
CD699,44593,581666,0044.232427,5771.7682
CD793,20287,986564,4293.661423,5571.3391
CD895,31289,907663,0844.210426,8231.7902
PLEO925,065874,90410581,4636.6467293,4413.3543
At-Large925,065874,90419581,46312.62713293,4416.3736
Total
Delegates
  84  56  28
 

Sunday 26 April 2020: First tier County Caucuses elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses. Hours begin at 2:00p CDT (1900 UTC).

 

Sunday 17 May 2020: Second tier Congressional District Caucuses elect National Convention District-level delegates according to the results of the primary. Hours begin at 2:00p CDT (1900 UTC).

 

Friday 12 June 2020: Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention.

Prior to the State Convention, the Administrative Committee meets to elected National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 13 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 3 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 13 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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html
Election Authority
  Government Accountability Board
  Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting
  Wisconsin Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee
Media & others
  Appleton Post-Crescent
  Fond du Lac Reporter
  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
 


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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
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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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