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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Tuesday 5 February 20081
State Party Convention: Saturday 24 May 2008
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
18 total delegate votes - 8 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs; 1 Unpledged add-on
Tuesday 5 February 2008: Precinct / House District Caucuses. All precincts within House Districts combine to hold House District-wide Caucuses. State Convention Delegates are chosen therein and are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Caucus- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation. (NOTE: it is the State Convention that will pledge National Convention delegates to presidential contenders).
Here's how we estimate the delegate count (based on the number of state convention delegates (the Vote in our table below) elected at the 5 February Caucuses from a party source. Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Precinct Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected in May):
Saturday 24 May 2008: 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".
The 24 May 2008 State Convention's allocation of Alaska's 18 delegates, including pledged and unpledged, is Obama 14, Clinton 4.
Unpledged delegates as of
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Alaska Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 1 July 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||1||2||3|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||1||1|
|Pledged District||Obama||Andres F. Chovil||Chugiak, AK|
|Pledged District||Obama||Angela Cox||Barrow, AK|
|Pledged District||Clinton||Claudia Douglas||Wasilla, AK|
|Pledged District||Obama||Hon. Les Gara||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged District||Obama||Heather Kendall||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged District||Clinton||Rex A. Okakok, Sr.||Barrow, AK|
|Pledged District||Obama||Kimberly J. Pace||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged District||Obama||Gary Waid||Juneau, AK|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Hon. Lindsey Holmes||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged PLEO||Obama||Cal Williams||Anchorage, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Carolyn Covington||Palmer, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Elyse Guttenberg||Fairbanks, AK|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Idris Ogunjobi||Anchorage, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Obama||Ryan Buchholdt||Anchorage, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Clinton||Hon. Charles Degnan||Unalakleet, AK|
|Alternate Pledged District||Obama||Elizabeth Villareal||Homer, AK|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Jane Bye||Dutch Harbor, AK|
|Patti Higgins||Anchorage, AK|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Blake Johnson||Kenai, AK|
|Unpledged Add-On||Hon. Tony Knowles||Anchorage, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Hon. John Davies||Fairbanks, AK|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Cindy Spanyers||Juneau, AK|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Leslie Ridle||Anchorage, AK|
|Platform Committee||Obama||Karen Compton||Anchorage, AK|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Hon. Patrick Higgins||Anchorage, AK|
|Page||Michaela K. Hernandez||Anchorage, AK|
|Page||Marcus Sis||Juneau, AK|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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