Democratic Delegate Allocation Math
The Democrats use a single formula for proportional allocation. That is, it is used for the allocation of the the District, PLEO, and At-Large delegates in every jurisdiction.
The number of delegate positions allocated to each presidential candidate (including uncommitted) is determined as follows:
Step 1: Tabulate the percentage of the vote that each preference receives.
Step 2: Re-tabulate the percentage of the vote, to three decimals, received by each presidential preference excluding the votes of presidential preferences whose percentages in step 1 fall below 15%. Fine point: If no Presidential preference reaches a 15% threshold, the threshold is the percentage of the vote received by the front-runner, minus 10%. The total vote is called the qualified vote.
Step 3: Multiply the number of delegates to be allocated by the percentage received by each presidential preference in step 2. In this example there are 5 delegates.
Step 4: Delegates are allocated to each presidential preference based on the whole numbers that result from the multiplication in Step 3.
Step 5: The remaining delegates, if any, are awarded in order of the highest fractional remainders in Step 3.
This is represented as:
Fine point: If a Presidential candidate is no longer a candidate at the time of selection of the PLEO and At-Large delegates, then those at-large slots that would have been allocated to the candidate will be proportionally divided among the remaining preferences entitled to an allocation.
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