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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright North Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 May 20081
State Convention: Saturday 21 June 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein887,391  56.14%67.0  50.00% 
Clinton, Hillary Rodham657,669  41.61%48.0  35.82% 
No Preference23,214   1.47%  
Gravel, Mike12,452   0.79%  
Uncommitted 19.0  14.18% 
(not voting)  134.0 100.00%
Total1,580,726 100.00%134.0 100.00%134.0 100.00%

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Delegate allocations from a party source representing the number of pledged delegates to be elected Saturday 17 May at the district conventions.

Here is 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 qualify.
  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.
Tuesday 6 May 2008 Primary
Returns from the North Carolina Secretary of State
as of 10:23 PM EDT 16 May 2008
Delegates  115  67  48

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Edwards: 8, Obama: 1
31 January 2008: Obama: 1
1 February 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 2
16 February 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 3
15 March 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 4
19 April 2008: Clinton: 1, Obama: 6
30 April 2008: Clinton: 2, Obama: 6
7 May 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 8
8 May 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 9
3 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 11
6 June 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 13

The North Carolina Democratic Party DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN for the 2008 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION As Approved by the State Executive Council on April 26, 2007


Having moved their first determining step from Stage II in 2004 (Saturday 17 April 2004) to Stage III in 2008 (Tuesday 6 May 2008), North Carolina receives a 30% Bonus in district at-large delegate votes (+18 district and +6 at-large).

Tuesday 6 May 2008: 115 of 134 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina Presidential Primary. 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.

  • 77 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the caucus and conventions results in each of the State's 13 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 6
    • CD 2: 6
    • CD 3: 4
    • CD 4: 9
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 5
    • CD 7: 6
    • CD 8: 5
    • CD 9: 6
    • CD 10: 5
    • CD 11: 6
    • CD 12: 7
    • CD 13: 7
  • In addition, 38 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 26 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 21 June 2008: State Convention

The remaining 19 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 17 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 9 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 7 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (selected during the State Convention).

These 19 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

North Carolina Delegation (as posted by, 18 July 2008)

Pledged District324577
Pledged PLEO5712
Pledged At-Large111526
Total Pledged4867115
Alternate Pledged District5712
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large347
Total Alternates81119
Unpledged  19
Credentials Committee  4
Platform Committee  4
Rules Committee  4
Pages  3
Pledged District 1ObamaJames AndrewsNorlina, NC
Pledged District 1ObamaEdwin E. BoothWashington, NC
Pledged District 1ObamaEvelyn H. BulluckRocky Mount, NC
Pledged District 1ObamaEmma H. JohnsonAulander, NC
Pledged District 1ClintonGrace VickeryHenderson, NC
Pledged District 1ClintonJackie WootenBethel, NC
Pledged District 2ClintonHon. Lindy BrownGarner, NC
Pledged District 2ObamaGeorge ChunnGarner, NC
Pledged District 2ClintonBruce LightnerRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 2ObamaBarbara A. McKoyLillington, NC
Pledged District 2ObamaMary D. NettlesPittsboro, NC
Pledged District 2ObamaIan PalmquistRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 3ObamaTricia Ben-DaviesGreenville, NC
Pledged District 3ObamaJared HagemannCamden, NC
Pledged District 3ClintonChris HardeeManteo, NC
Pledged District 3ClintonKathy M. McCullough-TestaSouthern Shores, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaTE Austin, IIDurham, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaCora Cole-McFaddenDurham, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaAnita S. EarlsDurham, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaKevin FarmerDurham, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaC. F. FoxDurham, NC
Pledged District 4ClintonHarris C. Johnson, Sr.Durham, NC
Pledged District 4ObamaGraig MeyerChapel Hill, NC
Pledged District 4ClintonNancy ParkChapel Hill, NC
Pledged District 4ClintonMelissa ReedApex, NC
Pledged District 5ClintonSusan CampbellWinston-Salem, NC
Pledged District 5ObamaFrank M. DickersonWinston-Salem, NC
Pledged District 5ClintonMichael FlatowWinston Salem, NC
Pledged District 5ObamaBette G. JamesWinston-Salem, NC
Pledged District 5ClintonZack WynneBoone, NC
Pledged District 6ClintonBetsy FoxGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 6ClintonPaul K. MengertGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 6ObamaRay RiffeGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 6ClintonJoanne W. SchlaginhaufenGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 6ObamaTessie L. TaylorAberdeen, NC
Pledged District 7ClintonMott P. Blair IVWallace, NC
Pledged District 7ObamaKady-Ann DavyFayetteville, NC
Pledged District 7ClintonMargaret E. HaynesWilmington, NC
Pledged District 7ObamaJim MorganWilmington, NC
Pledged District 7ObamaTiffany Peguise-PowersLumberton, NC
Pledged District 7ClintonLarry TownsendPembroke, NC
Pledged District 8ObamaBill GeorgiouKannapolis, NC
Pledged District 8ClintonPhillip GilfusFayetteville, NC
Pledged District 8ObamaGrace LiemConcord, NC
Pledged District 8ObamaBrandon LoftonCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 8ClintonBarbara SharpeConcord, NC
Pledged District 9ObamaSidney L. EchevarriaBelmont, NC
Pledged District 9ClintonMarc FriedlandCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 9ObamaSusan M. HigginsCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 9ClintonMary T. KlenzCharlotte NC, NC
Pledged District 9ObamaVinod ThomasCornelius, NC
Pledged District 9ClintonNathan WolfCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 10ClintonJohn A. Forlines, Jr.Granite Falls, NC
Pledged District 10ClintonElizabeth H. JonesLenoir, NC
Pledged District 10ObamaV. S. McCradyStatesville, NC
Pledged District 10ObamaTony McEwenMooresville, NC
Pledged District 10ClintonBetsy WellsKings Mountain, NC
Pledged District 11ObamaCatherine AlterAsheville, NC
Pledged District 11ClintonAnne Marie DohertyAsheville, NC
Pledged District 11ObamaMargaret P. JohnsonTryon, NC
Pledged District 11ClintonWilliam B. PetersonFletcher, NC
Pledged District 11ObamaAndrew ReisingerAsheville, NC
Pledged District 11ClintonWilliam StylesBryson City, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaDenise D. AdamsWinston Salem, NC
Pledged District 12ClintonJimmie L. BonhamWinston Salem, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaJason E. ColeyJamestown, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaCarla CunninghamCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaVani HariCharlotte, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaDonald HughesGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 12ObamaAlbert T. Porter, Jr.Winston-Salem, NC
Pledged District 13ClintonThomas E. ColeyGreensboro, NC
Pledged District 13ObamaTeresa GrunwaldRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 13ObamaLisa HookerRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 13ObamaLenwood V. LongWake Forest, NC
Pledged District 13ObamaMary H. StarkeyRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 13ClintonCarol TealRaleigh, NC
Pledged District 13ObamaJohn R. VerdejoRaleigh, NC
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Martha B. AlexanderCharlotte, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaLavonia I. AllisonDurham, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. William (Bill) V. BellDurham, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Douglas (Doug) E. BergerYoungsville, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Daniel (Dan) T. Blue, Jr.Raleigh, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Tricia A. CothamCharlotte, NC
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Anthony FoxxCharlotte, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaAnn F. HugginsGreenville, NC
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Elaine F. MarshallRaleigh, NC
Pledged PLEOClintonMike NelsonHillsborough, NC
Pledged PLEOObamaAnthony RandFayetteville, NC
Pledged PLEOClintonBobbie RichardsonLouisburg, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaElizabeth (Betsy) AlbrightDurham, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaRob BlackApex, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonChristine R. BowserCharlotte, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonMichael Brader-ArajeChapel Hill, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonPhillip T. CooperRaleigh, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonDonald (Don) A. DavisCarolina Beach, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaHiawatha FosterCharlotte, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Linda GunterCary, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaBradley D. HardyYadkinville, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Ty HarrellRaleigh, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonRick HendrixGranite Falls, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaBobbie Jacobs-GhaffarLumberton, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaTorre JessupHuntersville, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonRandall R. KaplanGreensboro, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaAnne (Penny) H. KnightMarshville, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaKathy W. KnightTillery, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaGeraldine McNeillFayetteville, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonEroline (Pat) PattonCharlotte, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaElla B. ScarboroughCharlotte, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Benita SimsHigh Point, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonJo B. SittonMorganton, NC, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Brad ThompsonRaleigh, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonR. B. Thompson, IIRaleigh, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaEd TurlingtonRaleigh, NC
Pledged At-LargeClintonBrenda E. WilkinsWilliamston, NC
Pledged At-LargeObamaHelen A. WorthyWilmington, NC
Alternate Pledged District 1ObamaBennett M. TaylorSeaboard, NC
Alternate Pledged District 2ObamaTonia JilesGarner, NC
Alternate Pledged District 4ObamaJack SandersChapel Hill, NC
Alternate Pledged District 5ClintonErica E. SmithMount Airy, NC
Alternate Pledged District 6ClintonMark ConePinehurst, NC
Alternate Pledged District 7ClintonMargaret M. DavisCarolina Beach, NC
Alternate Pledged District 8ObamaDonna MansfieldFayetteville, NC
Alternate Pledged District 9ObamaRalph W. Belk, IIICharlotte, NC
Alternate Pledged District 10ClintonHarry HeavnerHickory, NC
Alternate Pledged District 11ClintonEthan F. Staats MDCashiers, NC
Alternate Pledged District 12ObamaOssie EdwardsGreensboro, NC
Alternate Pledged District 13ObamaMark EzzellRaleigh, NC, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Kever M. ClarkJacksonville, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJudy M. GilbertLincolnton, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonPaula (Polly) LittleCharlotte, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaPaul A. Lowe, Jr.Winston Salem, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonIrene C. LowryLumberton, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaEllen ReckhowDurham, NC
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaJimmy W. RigginsFayetteville, NC
Delegation Chair
 Jerry MeekRaleigh, NC
Delegation Vice Chair
 Dannie MontgomeryLilesville, NC
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Joe HackneyChapel Hill, NC
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Pricey HarrisonGreensboro, NC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. GK ButterfieldWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Bob EtheridgeWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Mike McIntyreLumberton, NC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Brad MillerRaleigh, NC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. David PriceRaleigh, NC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Heath ShulerWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Mel WattCharlotte, NC
Unpledged DNC Member Joyce BrayboyWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Susan BurgessCharlotte, NC
Unpledged DNC Member Jeanette CouncilFayetteville, NC
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Muriel K. OffermanCary, NC
Unpledged DNC Member David ParkerStatesville, NC
Unpledged DNC Member Carol W. PetersonFletcher, NC
Unpledged DNC Member Everett WardWake Forest, NC
Unpledged Governor Hon. Mike F. EasleyRaleigh, NC
Credentials CommitteeClintonNatalie ChotinerMills River, NC
Credentials CommitteeObamaCourtney A. CrowderRaleigh, NC
Credentials CommitteeClintonEvelyn S. LovettDurham, NC
Credentials CommitteeObamaJim WynnRaleigh, NC
Platform CommitteeClintonCharles M. JohnsonRocky Mount, NC
Platform CommitteeObamaFloyd B. McKissick, Jr.Durham, NC
Platform CommitteeObamaEarline W. ParmonWinston Salem, NC
Platform CommitteeClintonLisa J. PhelpsGoldsboro, NC
Rules CommitteeObamaJackie Beatty-SmithDurham, NC
Rules CommitteeObamaGerry CohenRaleigh, NC
Rules CommitteeClintonJames P. MettreyRaleigh, NC
Rules CommitteeClintonTina W. RodriquezMorehead City, NC
Page Kerra BoltonRaleigh, NC
Page John GarnderRaleigh, NC
Page Sallie LeslieGerner, NC

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


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