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2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Wyoming Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucuses: Saturday 6 March - Saturday 20 March 20041
State Convention: Friday 14 May - Saturday 15 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.202   77.4%13.   68.4%19.  100.0%
Uncommitted22    8.4%6.   31.6% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.16    6.1%  
Edwards, John11    4.2%  
Dean, Howard8    3.1%  
Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"2    0.8%  
Total261  100.0%19.  100.0%19.  100.0%

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Wyoming Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 2. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

The results above are from a party source. Last update: 18 May 2004. Media reports indicates 665 Democrats participated in the in the County Caucuses.

Results from a party source:

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 votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    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.




Saturday 6 March - Saturday 20 March 2004: Democratic Party Country Caucuses (also known as "County Conventions") meet in each county. The County Caucuses choose delegates to the Wyoming State Democratic Convention. Such delegates to the State Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the County Caucus.

  • Albany County: Saturday 20 March
  • Campbell County: Saturday 20 March
  • Carbon County: Saturday 20 March
  • Converse County: Saturday 20 March
  • Crook County: Saturday 20 March
  • Fremont County: Saturday 20 March
  • Hot Springs County: 13 March
  • Johnson County: 6 March
  • Laramie County: Saturday 20 March
  • Lincoln County: Saturday 20 March
  • Natrona County: Saturday 20 March
  • Niobrara County: Saturday 20 March
  • Park County: Saturday 20 March
  • Platte County: Saturday 20 March
  • Sheridan County: Saturday 20 March
  • Sublette County: Saturday 20 March
  • Sweetwater County: Saturday 20 March
  • Teton County: Saturday 20 March
  • Uinta County: Saturday 20 March
  • Washakie County: Saturday 20 March
  • Weston County: Saturday 20 March

Friday 14 May - Saturday 15 May 2004: State Convention. 13 of 19 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the support each candidate receives 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.

  • 8 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole (Wyoming has only a single Congressional District).
  • 5 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Wyoming Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District88
Pledged PLEO22
Pledged At-Large33
Total Pledged1313
Alternate Pledged District33
Alternate Pledged PLEO00
Alternate Pledged At-Large11
Total Alternates44
Unpledged 6
Pages 2
Pledged DistrictKerryBetty Jo BeardsleyCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryElizabeth BeattyCasper, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryJeremiah BrewerLaramie, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Rae Lynn JobRock Springs, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryJohn MillinCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryRobert O'NeilGillette, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Wayne ReeseCheyenne, WY
Pledged DistrictKerryLinda StovalCasper, WY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Andrew SchwartzJackson, WY
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Kathryn SessionsCheyenne, WY
Pledged At-LargeKerryCharles HerzMoose, WY
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. Kathy KarpanCheyenne, WY
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. E. Jayne MocklerCheyenne, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerrySusan CannonBig Horn, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryMary HalesCasper, WY
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryPaul JensenDaniel, WY
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryOwen TothWheatland, WY
Unpledged Add-on Kenneth EsquibelCheyenne, WY
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. George BagbyRawlins, WY
Unpledged DNC Member Nancy DrummondSheridan, WY
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Hon. Mike GierauJackson, WY
Unpledged DNC Member Vickie GoodwinDouglas, WY
Unpledged Governor Hon. Dave FreudenthalCheyenne, WY
Page Phoebe BollinCasper, WY
Page Bruce DrummondSheridan, WY

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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