The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyPuerto Rico Democrat
Caucus: Sunday, April 2, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al          58.  100%   51.   88%
Bradley, Bill                   
Uncommitted                 7.   12%
Total          58.  100%   58.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention

58 total delegate votes - 33 district / 11 at-large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on

Last modified Wednesday, August 16, 2000
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Any registered voter may participate in the caucus providing they sign a pledge to support the Democratic nominee for President.

28 March 2000: Puerto Rico party official Eudaldo Baez Galib announced that all of Puerto Rico's 51 pledged and 7 unpledged delegates have declared themselves committed to Gore. Reports indicate that on Tuesday 28 March 2000 the Democratic Party cancelled the 2 April meetings. The delegate positions will be made official at the 9 April San Juan Caucus.

Sunday 2 April 2000: Democratic Caucuses. The 33 district delegates are proportionally allocated by senatorial district (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts). The 11 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs are proportionally allocated by the islandwide vote.

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:

  • 4 Democratic National Committee members
  • 1 Member of Congress (Resident Commissioner= non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives
  • 1 Governor
  • 1 add-on

History: Puerto Rico Democrats replaced their 26 March Primary with an April 2, 2000 Caucus.

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