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 12 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
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Hard Total
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Total34 100.00%34 100.00%34 100.00%

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16 February 2017: State Senator Jeff "Bubblegum" Mullins introduces SB 33 which moves all West Virginia primaries from May to the 2nd Friday in February.


   

Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably): West Virginia Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). Delegate Binding: Delegate Selection Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
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All 34 of West Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound in today's Presidential Primary. Each delegate candidate is individually listed on the ballot along with their presidential preference. The delegate candidate receiving the most votes in each contest is elected.

  • 9 district delegates are directly elected on the primary ballot (3 delegates are elected in each of the state's 3 Congressional Districts).
  • 22 at-large delegates (10 at-large plus 12 bonus) are directly elected statewide. Of these 22 At-Large delegates that will be selected on the statewide ballot not more than 2 may come from the same county and only the 7 top vote-getters from each Congressional District that have been voted on by all Republican primary voters in the state, are elected as Delegates- among the 21 of these 22 not including the delegate-candidate with the most votes statewide; since the top vote-getting At-Large Delegate is immune to geographic restrictions (that is: the delegate-candidate with the most votes is elected outright in any event), he/she will not factor into the geographically-determined counts restricting the other 21 At Large Delegates. Please note that, despite these geographical restrictions, this system does allow, say, a voter in CD 3 to cast his/her vote for At-Large delegate-candidates in CD 1 or CD 2 and vice versa.
  • The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the West Virginia's Republican Party, will attend the convention, by virtue of their position, bound to the candidate receiving the most votes statewide.
  • If any of the directly elected Delegates are unable to attend the convention, for any reason, then the next highest vote getter on the ballot shall be designated as the alternate.

Primary (preliminary)

ContestAvailable
Del
DelegatePreferenceCountyCDPop
Vote
%Elected
CD13       
CD23       
CD33       
Statewide22       
Grand Total
Available: 31 delegates.

Delegates who committed to candidates who suspended their campaigns are free to support another candidate. National Convention delegates are under no obligation to vote for that candidate at the National Convention.

 

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.
 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of West Virginia
Election Authority
  West Virginia Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  West Virginia Legislature
Republican
  West Virginia Republican Party
Media & others
  Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton
  Charleston Daily Mail
  Charleston Gazette-Mail
  Charleston Newspapers
  Hampshire Review - Romney
  Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune
  Mountain Messenger - Lewisburg
  Politics1.com - West Virginia
  The Dominion Post - Morgantown
  The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington
  The Inter-Mountain - Elkins
  The Lincoln Journal - Hamlin
  The Morgan Messenger - Berkeley Springs
  The Parkersburg News & Sentinel
  The Register Herald - Beckley
  The State Journal - Charleston
  The Times - Fairmont
  The Wayne County News
  The Weston Democrat
  WBOY TV - NBC - Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown
  WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport
  West Virginia Blue
  West Virginia Metro News - Charleston
  Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer
  WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington

 


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