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2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses and District Caucuses: Saturday 20 March 20041
State Party Convention: Saturday 22 May 2004
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
18 total delegate votes - 8 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
States Chronologically States Alphabetically Democratic Convention Alaska Republican
Final results delegate selection results from the 22 May State Convention: Kerry: 7 delegates, Kucinich: 6 delegates.
Media reports state that about 500 Democrats participated in the caucuses. Here's how we estimated the delegate count from at the time of the 20 March 2004 caucuses:
Saturday 20 March 2004: Democratic Party Caucuses meet in each precinct. Each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to the Legislative District Conventions based on presidential preference.
District Conventions meet in each Legislative District. Each Legislative District Convention chooses delegates to the Alaska State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.
Note: The Presidential preferences of the delegates may not be known until the Convention Chair counts the sub-caucuses at the State Convention.
Saturday 22 May 2004: The Alaska State Democratic Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses Alaska's 13 Pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. 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 Alaska State Convention chooses 8 district delegates, such choice reflecting the support for the presidential contenders among the delegates to the State Convention from each Legislative District.
In addition, 5 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based the support for the presidential contenders in the State Convention as a whole.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Alaska Delegation (as posted by dems2004.org, 4 July 2004)
|Alternate Pledged District||2||1||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||1||1|
|Pledged District||Kucinich||Carol Anderson||Juneau, AK|
|Pledged District||Kerry||Willie Anderson||Juneau, AK|
|Pledged District||Kerry||Thomas Begich||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged District||Kucinich||Andrea Doll||Auke Bay, AK|
|Pledged District||Kerry||Natalie Hale||Juneau, AK|
|Pledged District||Kucinich||Thomas Higgins||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged District||Kerry||Kimberly Metcalfe-Helmar||Juneau, AK|
|Pledged District||Kucinich||Daryl Nelson||Chugiak, AK|
|Pledged PLEO||Kucinich||Diane Carpenter||Bethel, AK|
|Pledged PLEO||Kerry||Hon. David Guttenberg||Fairbanks, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Hon. Scott Kawasaki||Fairbanks, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Kucinich||Niilo Koponen||Fairbanks, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Sarah Scanlan||Anchorage, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||Hon. Katherine Hurley||Wasilla, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||Ian Olson||Fairbanks, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kucinich||Hon. Valerie Therrien||Fairbanks, AK|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Kucinich||David Bantz||Fairbanks, AK|
|Unpledged Add-on||Marlene Johnson||Juneau, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. John Davies||Fairbanks, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Claudia Douglas||Wasilla, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Cindy Spanyers||Juneau, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member |
|Scott Sterling||Anchorage, AK|
|Page||Jesseca Boyer||Eagle River, AK|
|Page||Casey Fenton||Anchorage, AK|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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