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2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucus: Tuesday 24 February 20041
State Convention: Thursday 17 June - Sunday 20 June 2004
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
23 total delegate votes - 12 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
While the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division lists John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., and Al Sharpton on the ballot as candidates, the delegates from Idaho to the Democratic National Convention are actually being chosen via a Caucus/Convention procedure already underway. Therefore, the results of the Idaho Presidential Primary of Tuesday 25 May 2004 are not being used by the Democratic Party and any votes cast therein are merely advisory.
25 June 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 3. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.
State Convention update: National Convention Delegates elected: Kerry- 13, Edwards- 5.
Official returns from the 25 May 2004 Primary by the Idaho Secretary of State: http://www.idsos.state.id.us/ELECT/RESULTS/2004/primary/tot_stwd.htm. Kerry: 25,921 (82.3%), None of the Names Shown 2,479 (7.9%) , Kucinich: 1,568 (5.0%), Sharpton: 927 (2.9%), LaRouche: 590 (1.9%).
Precinct Caucus results were obtained from a party source. Media reports indicate 4,920 Democrats participated in the precinct caucuses. Here's how we estimated the delegate count at the time of the 28 February precinct caucuses:
Tuesday 24 February 2004: Democratic Party Caucuses meet in each county. Each County Caucus chooses delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.
Note: The Presidential preferences of the delegates may not be known until the Convention Chair completes the delegate roll-call at the State Convention.
Thursday 17 June - Sunday 20 June 2004 : The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets. On 19 June, the Idaho State Convention chooses the 12 congressional district, 4 at-large and 2 Pledged PLEO delegates to the Democratic National Convention.18 of 23 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the State 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 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|
Idaho Delegation (as posted by dems2004.org, 4 July 2004)
|Alternate Pledged District||1||2||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||0||0|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Joyce Baird||Boise, ID|
|Pledged District 1||Edwards||Dani Diaz||Lewiston, ID|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Kathy Ellis||Boise, ID|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||Burke Hays||Nampa, ID|
|Pledged District 1||Kerry||James Jeffery||Grangeville, ID|
|Pledged District 1||Edwards||Braden Lang||Boise, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Alan Blinken||Sun Valley, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Hon. Donna Boe||Pocatello, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Edwards||Amanda Brown||Boise, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Bethine Church||Boise, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Edwards||Mark Echohawk||Pocatello, ID|
|Pledged District 2||Kerry||Dan Williams||Boise, ID|
|Pledged PLEO |
|Kerry||Hon. Marilyn Howard||Boise, ID|
|Pledged PLEO||Kerry||Hon. Wendy Jaquet||Ketchum, ID|
|Pledged At-Large||Edwards||Carol Brown||Idaho Falls, ID|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Caroline Gonzales||Boise, ID|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Karl Malott||Nampa, ID|
|Pledged At-Large||Kerry||Angel Ramos||Gooding, ID|
|Alternate Pledged District||Edwards||Thomas Broz||Star, ID|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||James Ramsey||Ponderay, ID|
|Alternate Pledged District||Kerry||Hon. Amy Wynn||American Falls, ID|
|Unpledged Add-on||Lewis Andrews||American Falls, ID|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Carolyn Boyce||Boise, ID|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Gail Bray||Boise, ID|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. Edgar Malepeai||Pocatello, ID|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Peter Richardson||Boise, ID|
|Page||Tyler Carrico||Mullan, ID|
|Page||Katie Garonzik||Boise, ID|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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