|South Carolina Democrat|
Caucus/Party-run Primary: Thursday, March 9, 2000
|Popular Vote||Delegate Votes|
|Floor Vote||Hard Total|
|Gore, Al||8,864 92%||53. 100%||43. 81%|
|Uncommitted||514 5%||10. 19%|
|Bradley, Bill||172 2%|
|Kreml, Bill||107 1%|
|Total||9,657 100%||53. 100%||53. 100%|
|Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 7:30 PM EST (0030 UTC)|
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary
53 total delegate votes - 28 district / 9 at-large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
18 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 8, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
The Popular Vote above is based on unofficial returns from the 9 March caucuses, each vote is that of a precinct delegate (92.3% of the caucuses reporting).
Preliminary results show Gore as the sole candidate meeting the 15% threshold. He receives all 43 delegates
Thursday 9 March 2000: 43 of 52 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina Presidential Primary.
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:
On September 28, 1999 the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted to hold a presidential primary on Thursday, March 9th, 2000. The decision comes only days after the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC denied the Party's request for a waiver to hold a primary on February 19, 2000 -- the same date of the South Carolina Republican Party's presidential primary.
The Executive committee decided to combine the presidential primary with the precinct meetings. This party-run process is often referred to as a "firehouse primary." Precinct meetings will immediately follow voting. The primary vote totals for each presidential candidate (or for uncommitted status) will be used at the state convention for the selection of delegates and alternates to the national convention.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
South Carolina has 6 Congressional Districts and 46 counties, 33 of the counties are within one CD and 13 counties are split between more than one CD.
UNDIVIDED COUNTIES: (Counties wholly within one Congressional District):
DIVIDED COUNTIES (Counties with portions in more than one Congressional District):