The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyLouisiana Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  114,942  73%   72.  100%   54.   75%
Bradley, Bill  31,385  20%          7.   10%
Uncommitted                11.   15%
LaRouche, Lyndon  6,127   4%            
Crow, Randy  5,097   3%            
Total  157,551 100%   72.  100%   72.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 8 PM CST (0200 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

72 total delegate votes - 40 district / 13 at-large; 8 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on

Last modified Sunday, December 24, 2000
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30 April 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 8, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

19 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 7, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 14 March Primary.

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 Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.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.

Delegates 61  54  7

Tuesday 14 March 2000: 61 of 73 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary.

  • "40 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 7 congressional districts. In addition, 13 at-large National Convention delegates plus 8 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 12 National Convention delegates consist of 11 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 12 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention 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 one or more of its Members of Congress are also members of the Democratic National Committee and are considered to be DNC members (i.e. "Party Leaders") rather than Democratic office holders (i.e. "Elected Officials") 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:"

  • 7 Democratic National Committee members
  • 4 Members of Congress (2 Senators, 2 Representatives)
  • 1 add-on

Louisiana has 64 parishes (a Parish being Louisiana's equivalent to a County in most other states) and 7 congressional districts: 58 parishes are wholly within a given congressional district; 6 parishes are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED PARISHES (those wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington
  • CD # 3: Assumption, Iberia, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary and Terrebonne
  • CD # 4: Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Vernon and Webster
  • CD # 5: Avoyelles, Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll and Winn
  • CD # 6: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana
  • CD # 7: Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry and Vermilion

DIVIDED PARISHES (those split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Allen: CDs 4 & 7
  • Ascension: CDs 3 & 6
  • Evangeline: CDs 5 & 7
  • Jefferson: CDs 1, 2 & 3
  • Orleans (coterminous with the City of New Orleans): CDs 1 & 2
  • St. Martin: CDs 3 & 7

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