Election 2024
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

January 2024 through September 2024


The "soft" delegate count is this website's estimate of the potential delegate support for each contender based on key delegate selection events already held and is subject to change as we get closer to the National Conventions. The "hard" count is the tabulation of delegates formally pledged or bound by law and/or Party rules. In order for a Democratic Presidential candidate to be nominated, either a majority of pledged delegate votes must support a single candidate on the first ballot or, a majority of all (pledged and unpledged [aka automatic]) delegate votes must support a single candidate on any ballot.
Democratic Presidential Nominating Process Republican Presidential Nominating Process
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"Soft" Pledged Delegate Votes
Need to nominate1,975.0
J Biden3,614.0
(available)302.0
Uncommitted30.0
J Palmer3.0
Total3,949.0

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"Soft" Pledged + Unpledged Delegate Votes
Need to nominate2,350.0
J Biden3,614.0
(available)1,051.0
Uncommitted30.0
J Palmer3.0
Total4,698.0

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"Hard" Delegate Votes
J Biden3,619.0
(available)1,046.0
Uncommitted30.0
J Palmer3.0
Total4,698.0
"Soft" Delegates
Need to nominate1,215
D Trump2,138
(available)132
N Haley84
Uncommitted63
R DeSantis9
V Ramaswamy3
Total2,429

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"Hard" Delegates
D Trump2,117
Uncommitted122
N Haley96
(available)82
R DeSantis9
V Ramaswamy3
Total2,429
 
Pre-2024 Musings
It's often been said that the next election begins as soon as the newly-elected person is sworn into office, so I guess that means it's high time we all think about Election 2024!
 
 
WHY ARE THEY ALL HERE, ANYWAY?
An historical analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties.
 
Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process
 
Glossary
Presidential Primary Types include the Delegate Selection Primary, Advisory Primary, Winner-Take-All Primary, Proportional Primary, Democratic National Convention Proportional Primary Threshold Rules, Bonus Primary, Loophole Primary, and Caucus/Convention.
Voter Eligibility for the Closed, Open, and Modified Open Primary or Caucus.
 
Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary
 
 
Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
State by State coverage. Includes the Delegate Selection Process, delegate allocation, delegate counts, popular vote, primary and caucus dates, primary types, voter eligibility, poll closing times.
Summaries Details of Delegate Allocation
 
Commission on Presidential Debates
 
Conventions
 
49th Democratic National Convention
Monday 19 August to Thursday 22 August 2024 (announced 11 April 2023)
Chicago, Illinois (announced 11 April 2023)
 
43ndRepublican National Convention
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (5 August 2022 by unanimous vote by the Republican National Committee)
On 21 December 2022, the Republican National Committee set 15-18 July as the dates for the 2024 presidential convention.
 
Under a "gentleman's agreement" in force since the 1940s, the Republicans (as the "out" Party re: the White House) will be hold their National Convention first.
 
Alliance Party
 
American Independent Party
 
American Freedom Party
 
American Solidarity Party
The American Solidarity Party's 2024 convention will be held in Plano, Texas on 30 June to 2 July 2023.
2 June 2023: Peter Sonski receives the nomination for President of the United States with 328 votes 52% on the first ballot. The Vice Presidential nominee will be determined later.
29 June 2023: Lauren Onak of Massachusetts receives the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
 
Approval Voting Party
 
Bread and Roses Party
 
The Boston Tea Party

Constitution Party National Convention
24 April through 27 April 2024. (announced 30 October 2023, date changed circa 17 December 2023)
Salt Lake City, Utah
2024 Constitution Party National Convention
27 April 2024: Randall Terry won the Constitution Party's Presidential nomination on the first ballot. Randall Terry 144, Joel Skousen 80, Paul Venable 32, Daniel Cummings 4, Brandon McIntyre 2, Samm Tittle 2. Total 264 with a majority, 133, needed to nominate. 19 states participated. Stephen E. Broden of Texas received the Vice Presidential nomination.
 
Green Party National Convention
 
Forward Party National Convention
5 April 2024: The Forward Party will not run a presidential candidate in 2024.
 
Libertarian Party National Convention
Friday 24 through Sunday 26 May 2022 (announced 2022?)
Washington, D.C.
 
Liberty Union Party
 
Life and Liberty Party
 
Natural Law Party of Michigan
 
No Labels
14 April 2024: President Nominating Convention Cancelled. Will be replaced by a virtual convention.
 
Peace & Freedom Party
 
Prohibition Party
Circa 15 March 2023: The Prohibition Party will hold their Presidential Convention in Buffalo, New York, 7-9 May 2023.
9 May 2023 Buffalo, New York: The Prohibition Party nominates Michael Wood for President and John Pietrowski for Vice President.
 
Reform Party USA National Convention
 
Socialist Action
 
The Party for Socialism and Liberation
8 September 2023: The Party for Socialism and Liberation nominated Claudia De la Cruz for President of New York and Karina Garcia of New York for Vice-President.
 
The Socialist Equality Party
On 27 February 2024, The Socialist Equality Party nominated Joseph "Joe" Kishore of Michigan for President and Jerry White for Vice-President.
 
The Socialist Party of the United States
On 22 October 2023, the Socialist Party nominated Bill Stodden of Iowa for President and Stephanie Cholensky of Minnesota for Vice President.
 
The Socialist Workers Party
On 17 February 2024, The Socialist Workers Party nominated Rachele Fruit of Florida for President and Margaret Trowe of California for Vice-President. Margaret Trowe withdrew due to health considerations. On 29 April 2024, the Socialist Workers Party nominated Dennis Richter of Texas as its replacement Vice Presidential candidate.
 
The United Citizens Party of South Carolina
On 24 February 2024, the United Citizens Party of South Carolina announced that nominated Cornel West of California for President.
 
Unity Party of America National Convention
 
Veterans Party
 


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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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