The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyNew Mexico Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, June 6, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  98,715  75%   35.  100%   23.   66%
Bradley, Bill  27,204  21%          3.    9%
Uncommitted  3,298   2%          9.   26%
LaRouche, Lyndon  3,063   2%            
Total  132,280 100%   35.  100%   35.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM MDT (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

35 total delegate votes - 17 district / 6 at-large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on

Last modified Monday, December 25, 2000
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The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 6 June Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

6 June 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 6. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

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 Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.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 26

Delegate Estimate: Until the vote by Congressional District is available we will estimate the delegate count as follows: Gore has received about 13 of the district delegates, all of the 6 at-large, and all the 3 PLEO delegates. Bradley will likely receive 3 or 4 district delegates (1 each delegate from CDs 1 and 2. 1 or 2 delegates from CD 3).

Tuesday 6 June 2000: 26 of 35 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Mexico Presidential Primary.

  • "17 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 3 congressional districts. In addition, 6 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 9 National Convention delegates consist of 8 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 9 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:

  • 5 Democratic National Committee members
  • 2 Members of Congress (1 Senator, 1 Representative)
  • 1 Distinguished Party Leader
  • 1 add-on

New Mexico has 33 counties and 3 congressional districts: 28 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 5 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD 1: Torrance.
  • CD 2: Catron, Chaves, DeBaca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadelupe, Hidalgo, Lee, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra and Socorro.
  • CD 3: Colfax, Curry, Harding, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Taos and Union.

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

  • Bernalillo: CDs 1, 2 and 3
  • Cibola: CDs 2 and 3
  • Sandoval: CDs 1 and 3
  • Santa Fe: CDs 1 and 3
  • Valencia: CDs 1 and 2

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