The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyIndiana Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, May 2, 2000
Democratic State Convention: Sunday, June 11, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  219,604  75%   88.  100%   62.   70%
Bradley, Bill  64,339  22%         10.   11%
Uncommitted                16.   18%
LaRouche, Lyndon  9,229   3%            
Total  293,172 100%   88.  100%   88.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary, Polls Close at 6 PM CDT/EST (2300 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

88 total delegate votes - 47 district / 16 at-large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 14 Unpledged PLEOs; 2 Unpledged add-ons

Last modified Saturday, December 23, 2000
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2 May 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 13, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 2 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Delegate Estimate: Even though the Congressional District vote is not yet available Gore has most likely won at least 37 of the 47 district delegates (Bradley's 22% showing would limit Bradley to no more than 1 delegate in each of the 10 congressional districts). Gore, the only active candidate to receive 15% of the statewide vote will receive the 16 at-large and 9 pledged PLEO delegates.

Tuesday 2 May 2000: 72 of 88 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Indiana Presidential Primary.

  • "47 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 10 congressional districts. In addition, 16 at-large National Convention delegates plus 9 Pledged PLEOs are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. 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."

The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of 14 Unpledged PLEOs and 2 Unpledged "add-on"s; these 16 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention (Sunday, 11 June 2000) officially "Unpledged".

"The breakdown of Unpledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegates to the Democratic National Convention below is somewhat different from that provided by the Democratic Party: the reason for this is that the state's Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee and is considered to be a DNC member (i.e. "Party Leader") rather than a Democratic office holder (i.e. "Elected Official") by the Party. However, it is the opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average voter/citizen or other interested party who accesses this website would more readily identify Party Leaders who are also Elected Officials by their political office rather than their status as members of the DNC and we, therefore, count them as Elected Officials rather than as Party Leaders in the following breakdown:"

  • 8 Democratic National Committee members
  • 5 Members of Congress (1 Senator, 4 Representatives)
  • 1 Governor
  • 2 add-ons

Indiana has 92 counties and 10 congressional districts: 79 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 13 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District)

  • CD 2: Decatur, Delaware, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Shelby and Wayne.
  • CD 3: Elkhart, LaPorte and St. Joseph.
  • CD 4: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.
  • CD 5: Benton, Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Jasper, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Pulaski. Wabash, Warren and White.
  • CD 6: Clinton, Hamilton, Hancock and Tipton.
  • CD 7: Clay, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe and Vigo.
  • CD 8: Daviess, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh and Warrick.
  • CD 9: Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland, Union and Washington.

DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Bartholemew: CDs 2 and 9
  • Boone: CDs 6 and 7
  • Henry: CDs 2 and 6
  • Jay: CDs 2 and 4
  • Johnson: CDs 2 and 6
  • Kosciusko: CDs 3 and 5
  • Lake: CDs 1 and 5
  • Marion: CDs 6 and 10
  • Monroe: CDs 7 and 8
  • Morgan: CDs 6 and 7
  • Porter: CDs 1 and 5
  • Starke: CDs 3 and 5
  • Vermilion: CDs 5 and 7

CD 10 is wholly within Marion County.

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. 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.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the statewide qualified vote. Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.
  3. In each jurisdiction:
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

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