The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyDemocrats Abroad Democrat
Local Caucuses: Friday, March 10 - Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Country Caucuses: Friday, March 17 - Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Regional Caucuses: Saturday, April 1, 2000
Global Convention: Sunday, April 2, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al           9.  100%    7.   78%
Bradley, Bill                   
Uncommitted                 2.   22%
Total           9.  100%    9.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention

9 total delegate votes - 6 at-large; 1 Pledged PLEO; 2 Unpledged PLEOs

Last modified Saturday, April 15, 2000
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2 April 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 2, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

The Popular Vote above is based on unofficial returns from the 10 March through 2 April caucuses (0% of the caucuses reporting). Reports indicate Gore received all 7 pledged delegates.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD is allocated 9 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention but will be sending 22 persons who will be acknowledged as "delegates" on the floor of the Convention.

Friday 10 March through Tuesday 14 March 2000 [Local Caucuses] OR Friday 17 March through Tuesday 21 March 2000 [Country Caucuses]: there will be either Local or Country Caucuses of registered American voters who are legal residents of each country or each subdivision of such country in which there is such a caucus and who have signed a pledge to support the Democratic Party in the 7 November 2000 Presidential General Election (obviously, there are countries- or portions of countries- in which the holding of a Democrats Abroad local or country caucus by American citizens residing therein is impractical if not difficult and/or impossible, unwise if not dangerous and/or absolutely forbidden or illegal).

  • "These Local or Country Caucuses choose delegates from that country to Regional Caucuses. The decision as to whether to hold a Country Caucus for an entire country or Local Caucuses in first-order administrative subdivisions of such country is solely at the discretion of the Democratic Party Committee for that country."

Saturday 1 April 2000: three Regional Caucuses (one each for Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia/Pacific and the Americas) are convened the day before the Global Convention. Votes cast by country delegates to these Regional Caucuses by telephone, FAX, teleconferencing and/or e-mail is permitted.

  • "The Regional Caucuses meet to allocate the total of 9 "regional delegates" (3 per region) for DEMOCRATS ABROAD according to the preferences of the participants in a given Regional Caucus: a 15 percent threshold of support by a Regional Caucus is required for a presidential contender to be allocated any such regional delegates. Each regional delegate shall cast ½ vote for a total of 4 ½ delegate votes on the floor of the Democratic National Convention."

Sunday 2 April 2000: the 9 regional delegates to the National Convention meet with the 8 Democratic National Committee members from Democrats Abroad and the members of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad in a Global Convention in which proxy voting by any participant is permitted.

  • "The Global Convention chooses the 13 remaining delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The 8 Democratic National Committee members from Democrats Abroad participating in the Global Convention are automatically certified as "unpledged PLEO delegates" and cast the 2 Unpledged PLEO delegate votes allocated to DEMOCRATS ABROAD on the floor of the Convention (each such "unpledged PLEO delegate" casting ¼ vote). The remaining 5 delegates chosen at the Global Convention are 3 "at-large" delegates and 2 "pledged PLEO delegates", their allocation reflecting the presidential preferences of the participants in the Global Convention: a 15 percent threshold of support at the Global Convention is required for a presidential contender to be allocated any of these remaining 5 delegates to the National Convention. The 2 "pledged PLEO delegates" must be members of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad who will cast ½ vote each for the 1 Pledged PLEO delegate vote on the floor of the Convention; the 3 "at-large" delegates from DEMOCRATS ABROAD will also cast ½ vote each for a total of 1 ½ at-large delegate votes on the floor of the Convention."
DateDelegates SelectedEach delegate hasTotal Pledged
Delegate Votes
Total Unpledged
Delegate Votes
1 April9 regional½ delegate vote4.5 
2 April3 at-large½ delegate vote1.5 
2 April2 pledged PLEO½ delegate vote1 
2 April8 unpledged PLEO¼ delegate vote 2
Totals22 72

Regional Caucuses

    • Belgium
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Portugal
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Costa Rica
    • Mexico
  • Countries with "Democratic Party Committees in formation":
    • Australia
    • Bosnia/Herzegovina
    • Cambodia
    • Cyprus
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Singapore
    • Turkey

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