The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyNew Hampshire Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  76,897  50%   29.  100%   13.   45%
Bradley, Bill  70,502  46%          9.   31%
Uncommitted                 7.   24%
others  7,240   5%            
Total  154,639 100%   29.  100%   29.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Modified Open Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

29 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at-large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on

Last modified Monday, December 25, 2000
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30 April 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 6, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

18 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 5, 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Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is no longer entitled to receive At-Large and unpledged PLEO delegates (rule 9.C).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 2 At-Large and 1 unpledged PLEO delegates originally assigned to Bradley have been reassigned to Gore in our "Soft Pledged". The "Hard Total" however, shows the delegates as originally assigned.

The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 1 February Primary. A list of all votes cast appears at the bottom on this page.

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.
  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 22  13  9

Congressional District 1 includes Belknap (except Sanbornton and Tilton), Carroll, Rockingham (except Atkinson, Salem, and Windham), and Strafford Counties.

Congressional District 2 includes Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough (except Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, Merrimack), Merrimack (except Epsom, Hooksett, Pittsfield), and Sullivan Counties.

Tuesday 1 February 2000: 22 of 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

  • "14 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts (each congressional district being assigned 7 National Convention delegates). In addition, 5 at-large National Convention delegates plus 3 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 7 National Convention delegates consist of 6 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 7 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:

  • 5 Democratic National Committee members
  • 1 Governor
  • 1 add-on

Posted by the New Hampshire Secretary of State on February 4, 2000:

McCain, John (Republican)3,3202.147%
Steve Forbes (Republican)9980.645%
Bush, George W. (Republican)8270.535%
Keyes, Lee Alan (Republican)4240.274%
Buckley, Charles3220.208%
Harder, Heather1920.124%
Peters, B. Jeffrey1560.101%
Eaton, B. John1340.087%
LaRouche, H. Lyndon,Jr.1240.080%
Taylor, Jim870.056%
Greenstein, Mark750.049%
Bauer, Gary (Republican)440.028%
Mullins, Nathaniel Thomas350.023%
O'Donnell, T. Edward, Jr.350.023%
Carter, F. Willie300.019%
Crow, Randy Randolph W.290.019%
Hamm, S. Vincent220.014%
Koos, Thomas190.012%
Skok, Michael180.012%
Harnes, Dick Mark (Republican)70.005%
Martin, Andy (Republican)20.001%

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