The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyOklahoma Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  92,654  69%   52.  100%   38.   73%
Bradley, Bill  34,311  25%          7.   13%
Uncommitted                 7.   13%
LaRouche, Lyndon  7,885   6%            
Total  134,850 100%   52.  100%   52.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM CST (0100 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

52 total delegate votes - 29 district / 10 at-large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on

Last modified Tuesday, December 26, 2000
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30 April 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 6, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

19 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 3, 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 Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.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.

(Warning: The number of delegates per CD below is incorrect. This table may be revised.)

Delegates 45  38  7

Tuesday 14 March 2000: 45 of 52 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary.

  • "29 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 6 congressional districts. In addition, 10 at-large National Convention delegates plus 6 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:

  • 6 Democratic National Committee members
  • 1 add-on

Oklahoma has 77 counties and 6 congressional districts: 72 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 5 are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Tulsa
  • CD # 2: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, McIntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Rogers and Sequoyah
  • CD # 3: Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Love, McCurtain, Marshall, Murray, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha and Seminole
  • CD # 4: Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Jackson, Jefferson, McClain, Stephens and Tillman
  • CD # 5: Key, Logan, Noble and Washington
  • CD # 6: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods and Woodward

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

  • Canadian: CDs 5 & 6
  • Oklahoma: CDs 4, 5 & 6
  • Osage: CDs 2 & 5
  • Pawnee: CDs 2 & 3
  • Wagoner: CDs 1 & 2

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