2 May 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 15. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
The Popular Vote above is based on official
returns from the 2 May Primary.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
- A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard those votes cast for candidates who do not qualify.
- Allocate Municipal District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the district-wide qualified vote. Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.
- In each jurisdiction:
- Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
- Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
- Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
- If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.
The vote by municipal district is not yet available. However, Gore is the only candidate to attain 15% of the vote and will receive 17 delegates.
Tuesday 2 May 2000: 17 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National
Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the
results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential
- "11 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to
presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the
District's 2 municipal districts (each consisting of 4 of the city's 8
wards). In addition, 4 at-large National Convention delegates plus 2
Pledged PLEOs are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on
the primary vote citywide. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is
required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National
Convention delegates at either the municipal district or citywide
The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of 15 Unpledged
PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 16 delegates will go to the
Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:
- 10 Democratic National Committee members
- 3 Members of Congress (nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives plus 2 so-called "shadow Senators" [the Democratic Party traditionally supports Statehood for the District of Columbia; in addition this number reflects the Electoral Vote of D.C. which has always gone to the Democrats in Presidential Elections])
- 1 "Governor" (=Mayor)
- 1 Distinguished Party Leader
- 1 add-on
The number of district delegates per municipal district in the District of Columbia are:
- MD # 1: 5 delegates
- MD # 2: 6 delegates