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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: Wednesday 1 November - Friday 10 November 2023
Primary: Saturday 3 February 20241
County Conventions: Friday 1 March - Saturday 16 March 2024
Congressional District Caucuses: Wednesday 8 May 2024
State Convention: Saturday 18 May 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 10.0 100.00%10.0  15.38%10  15.38%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.55.0 100.00% 55.0  84.62%55  84.62%
Total55.0 100.00%10.0 100.00%65.0 100.00%65 100.00%

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South Carolina Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
South Carolina State and Local Government

 
 

Delegate Selection Plan from the South Carolina Democratic Party.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.

Candidate Tracking from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Primary returns from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Primary returns from a media source.


   

Participation is open to all registered voter who wish to participate as Democrats and have not participated in the Presidential nominating process of any other political party.

Saturday 3 February 2024: South Carolina Primary. Hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 26 February 2024.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.126,49396.21%
Marianne Deborah Williamson2,7322.08%
Dean Benson Phillips2,2471.71%
Total131,472100.00%
 

55 of 65 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 36 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 26 February 2024.

ContestBidenWilliamson,M
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD119,86319,188619,1886.0006352  
CD218,79418,106518,1065.0005362  
CD311,55111,005311,0053.0003305  
CD412,69712,050412,0504.0004365  
CD516,13515,460515,4605.0005375  
CD632,90631,941831,9418.0008544  
CD719,52618,743518,7435.0005429  
PLEO131,472126,4937126,4937.00072,732  
At-Large131,472126,49312126,49312.000122,732  
Total
Delegates
  55  55   
 

Friday 1 March - Saturday 16 March 2024: County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.

 

Wednesday 8 May 2024: Congressional District Caucuses. Hours 9:00a-9:00p EDT (1300-0100 UTC). National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. Voting is conducted electronically.

 

Saturday 18 May 2024: State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 10 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 9 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 10 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Saturday 3 February 2024. The date was confirmed by the Party on 15 April 2023.

 

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.

 

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  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
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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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