Caucus: Monday, January 24, 2000
County Conventions: Saturday, March 25, 2000
District Conventions: Saturday, May 6, 2000
State Convention: Saturday, June 17, 2000
|Popular Vote||Delegate Votes|
|Floor Vote||Hard Total|
|Gore, Al||1,269 63%||57. 100%||35. 61%|
|Bradley, Bill||698 35%||12. 21%|
|Total||2,001 100%||57. 100%||57. 100%|
|Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus|
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
57 total delegate votes - 31 district / 10 at-large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
18 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 9, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is no longer entitled to receive At-Large and unpledged PLEO delegates (rule 9.C). The 4 At-Large and 2 unpledged PLEO delegates originally assigned to Bradley have been reassigned to Gore in our "Soft Pledged".
The Popular Vote above is based on unofficial returns from the 24 January Caucuses (98% of the Precincts reporting). Iowa Democrats do not release the actual number of votes for each candidate. The Popular Vote above is the projected number of delegates at the Iowa State Convention.Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Monday 24 January 2000: Democratic Party Caucuses meet in each precinct. Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to County Conventions based on presidential preference.
The caucus will next choose the precinct's delegates to the Democratic Convention of the County in which the precinct is located (which is all, despite all the media hoopla, that will be actually decided at the Iowa caucuses!) who will be allocated in proportion to the percentage of the support each "viable" presidential contender received in the second round of balloting at the precinct caucus as of the time of its adjournment. (Estimates will, of course, be made by media outlets as well as the contenders themselves as to how many of Iowa's 57 National Convention delegates each contender will ultimately be receiving but, of course, since NO National Convention delegates are actually being chosen by these caucuses, all such estimates will almost certainly, in the end, be WRONG!!!)."
Saturday 25 March 2000: Democratic Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses the county's delegates to both Congressional District Conventions and the Iowa State Convention based on presidential preference.
Saturday 6 May 2000: Democratic Party District Conventions convene in each congressional district. Each District Convention chooses the congressional district's delegates to the Democratic National Convention based on presidential preference.
The number of delegates in each Congressional District is:
Saturday 17 June 2000: The Iowa State Democratic Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 16 of the remaining 26 of Iowa's delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The leftover 10 National Convention delegates consist of 9 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these last 10 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:
"The Iowa State Convention chooses the state's at-large and Pledged PLEO delegates to the Democratic National Convention. 10 at-large and 6 Pledged PLEOs (16 total) are to be allocated to the presidential contenders in proportion to the number of state convention delegates supporting said candidate. (Only as of 17 June will ALL of Iowa's 57 Democratic National Convention delegates have been allocated: it is quite probable that the field of Democratic presidential contenders on 17 June might very well be quite different from the way that same field looked at the time the Iowa Precinct Caucuses took place back on 24 January!)".
Iowa has 99 counties and 5 congressional districts: all 99 counties are "undivided- that is, they are all wholly within a given congressional district.