The Green Papers: Election 2000 
Democratic PartyVermont Democrat
Primary: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Popular VoteDelegate Votes
Floor VoteHard Total
Gore, Al  26,774  54%   22.  100%    9.   41%
Bradley, Bill  21,629  44%          6.   27%
Uncommitted                 7.   32%
Write-In  525   1%            
LaRouche, Lyndon  355   1%            
Total  49,283 100%   22.  100%   22.  100%
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary

22 total delegate votes - 10 district / 3 at-large; 2 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 5, Bradley 1. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.

18 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 4, Bradley 2. 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Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is no longer entitled to receive At-Large and unpledged PLEO delegates (rule 9.C).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 1 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 7 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.
  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 15  9  6

Tuesday 7 March 2000: 15 of 22 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Vermont Presidential Primary.

  • "10 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide as Vermont has only a single at-large congressional seat. In addition, 3 at-large National Convention delegates plus 2 Pledged PLEOs are also 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 the 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".

  • 4 Democratic National Committee members
  • 1 Member of Congress (Senator)
  • 1 Governor
  • 1 add-on

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