| Democrat Convention|
Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17, 2000
|Popular Vote||Delegate Votes|
|Floor Vote||Hard Total|
|Gore, Al||10,642,105 76%||4,328. 100%||3,027.5 70%|
|Bradley, Bill||2,804,945 20%||507.5 12%|
|Uncommitted||203,922 1%||802. 18%|
|LaRouche, Lyndon||306,772 2%|
|Total||14,013,416 100%||4,337. 100%||4,337. 100%|
Friday, August 18, 2000, Final Session Commentary: COMING OUT LIKE GANGBUSTERS... The Fourth and Final Session of the 43rd Democratic National Convention
Thursday, August 17, 2000, Day 3 Commentary: FORGING A DEFINITION... the Third Session of the 43rd Democratic National Convention
Wednesday, August 16, 2000, Day 2 Commentary: WHO IS AL GORE? The Second Session of the 43rd Democratic National Convention
The final adjustments to our Democratic delegate count are based on the numbers announced from the chair by Secretary Kathleen Vick during the Presidential roll call vote: Louisiana, -1 delegate for a total of 72 delegates, Michigan, +1 delegate for a total of 158 delegates, Minnesota, -1 delegate for a total of 90 delegates, South Carolina, +1 delegate for a total of 53 delegates, Unassigned, -1 delegate for a total of 0 delegates, Wisconsin, +1 delegate for a total of 93 delegates. Total change is -1 delegate. At the conclusion of the roll call there were 4337 delegates with 2169 (a majority) needed to nominate.
Tuesday, August 15, 2000, Day 1 Commentary: PASSING THE TORCH... The First Session of the 43rd Democratic National Convention
Monday, August 14, 2000, Introductory Commentary: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!!! the 43rd Democratic National Convention gets ready to open for business
Tuesday, August 8, 2000, Commentary: GORE STARTS HIS TEAM's DRIVE DOWNFIELD... Joseph Lieberman as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate
The Democratic Party's Delegate Selection Rule 9.C states that a candidate who "is no longer a candidate ... at the time of district level selection" is not entitled to receive that state's At-Large and PLEO delegates.
The 43rd DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION will have a total of 4338 delegate votes, with 2170 (a majority) necessary in order for a Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate to be nominated.
"The rules for the 2000 Democratic National Convention call for the following formula to be used in determining the allocation of delegate votes to each state and jurisdiction sending a delegation to the Convention:
Each state plus the District of Columbia is to be assigned a number of Base delegate votes based on an "Allocation Factor" multiplied by 3,000 (the optimum minimum size of a Democratic National Convention as determined by the Democratic National Committee): a state's (or D.C.'s) "Allocation Factor" being a decimal fraction arrived at through a calculation involving the following factors-
The formula for determining a given state's (or D.C.'s) "Allocation Factor" [AF] is:
The number of Base delegate votes assigned to a state is AF × 3000. Of these Base delegate votes, 75% are assigned to be district delegate votes and the remaining 25% are to be at-large delegate votes. In addition to these Base delegate votes, the state (and D.C.) are awarded a number of Pledged "Party Leaders and Elected Officials" [PLEOs] equal to 15% of the number of Base delegate votes as determined by the "Allocation Factor" × 3000 formula described above. There are also delegate votes from U.S. dependencies which do not cast Electoral Votes for President in a General Election. PUERTO RICO is considered, for purposes of the Convention, to have a Base delegate vote of 44; the special case of the other dependencies sending delegations to the Democratic National Convention will be considered below. These delegate votes described so far (making up a number equal to 115% of the total Base delegate votes as determined by the "Allocation Factor" × 3000) are pledged, prior to the first meeting of the Convention, to the support of a presidential contender who earns the support of such delegate votes by virtue of his performance as measured by the votes cast by Democratic voters in primaries and caucuses and/or by Democratic delegates to state and/or sub-state conventions held in each state prior to the Convention.
The states (and D.C.) are also assigned a number of "Unpledged" delegates:
The breakdown of the delegate votes is as follows:
There will actually be more delegates on the floor of the Democratic National Convention than there are delegate votes [which is why I use the term "delegate votes" in the first place]. Some states will have more delegate seats than actual delegate votes at that Convention [as a result of which, some delegates from some states will have to cast fractional votes during roll calls on the Convention floor]. There will be 4338 delegate votes at the 43rd Democratic National Convention, there will be 4368 actual delegates on the floor of the Convention (30 more delegates than votes)... here's why:
"In a relative handful of cases, a Member of Congress or a Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee (in some of these cases, such as that of the Democrats' Congressional Leaders- House Minority Leader Gephardt and Senate Minority Leader Daschle- Members of Congress are DNC members ex-officio; in other cases, however, they represent various associated committees or organizations affiliated with the DNC: for example, U.S. Senators [other than Daschle] sit on the DNC as representatives of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee- likewise, Congressmen [other than Gephardt] and Governors sit on the DNC as representatives of, respectively, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors' Association); the Democratic Party lists these Unpledged PLEOs who are DNC members as well as holders of elective office solely as DNC members (in other words, as far as the Party is concerned, these people are "Party Leaders" more than "Elected Officials"). However, it is the considered opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average user of this web site is going to think of these few Unpledged PLEOs who are in the unique position of being both PLs AND EOs more in terms of their elected office than their DNC membership: as a result, "The Green Papers" has "converted" DNC members who happen also to be Governors, Senators and Representatives to their political office from their DNC membership. Therefore, the breakdown in each state or other jurisdiction of Unpledged PLEOs as posted on "The Green Papers" may differ somewhat from that put out by the Democratic Party itself: where this is the case, it is so indicated on the appropriate DEMOCRAT page for the affected state or other jurisdiction."
Replacing Unpledged Delegates
Unpledged delegates shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except under the following conditions: