The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Congressional District Caucus and State Conventions: Saturday 30 May 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 5.0 100.00%5.0  13.89%5  13.89%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.17.0  54.84% 17.0  47.22%17  47.22%
Bloomberg, Michael Rubens "Mike"5.0  16.13% 5.0  13.89%5  13.89%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"9.0  29.03% 9.0  25.00%9  25.00%
Total31.0 100.00%5.0 100.00%36.0 100.00%36 100.00%

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Arkansas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Arkansas State and Local Government

 
 

2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Arkansas.


2020 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.


21 March 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 445 which moves the regular and Presidential primaries to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in Presidential election years.


3 March 2020 Preferential Primary Returns from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout. The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary. The General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.

Participation in Arkansas's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats (and have not participated in the Republican Primary). Arkansas does not require voters to state their party preference -- the designation is optional. Voters can cast a ballot in the primary of their choice.

Tuesday 3 March 2020: Arkansas Primary. Hours 7:30a-7:30p CST (1330-0130 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.93,01240.59%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders51,41322.44%
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg38,31216.72%
Elizabeth Ann Warren22,97110.03%
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg7,6493.34%
Amy Jean Klobuchar7,0093.06%
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer2,0530.90%
Tulsi Gabbard1,5930.70%
Kamala D. Harris7150.31%
Andrew Yang7150.31%
Michael Farrand Bennet5740.25%
Cory Anthony Booker5720.25%
Marianne Williamson5010.22%
Steve Bullock4850.21%
John Kevin Delaney4430.19%
Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.4080.18%
Mosemarie Dora "Mosie" Boyd3930.17%
Julián Castro3040.13%
Total229,122100.00%
 

31 of 36 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arkansas 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. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 20 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • 11 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 7 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 4 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
100% Reporting. Estimate as of 4 March 2020 23:02 EST.

ContestBidenSandersBloomberg
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD141,25133,745418,2342.16127,9100.93817,6010.9011
CD279,43763,510633,7263.186316,7151.579213,0691.2351
CD359,11736,616518,6392.545317,9772.45528,735  
CD448,64139,306521,9832.79638,5111.08318,8121.1211
PLEO228,446181,912492,5822.036251,1131.124138,2170.8401
At-Large228,446181,912792,5823.563451,1131.967238,2171.4711
Total
Delegates
  31  17  9  5
 

Saturday 30 May 2020: Congressional District Caucus and State Conventions in Little Rock.

District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Convention according to the Presidential Preferences expressed in the Primary.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

Notes

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

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

 

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Arkansas Election Results Website
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arkansas General Assembly
  Arkansas House of Representatives
  Arkansas Senate
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Arkansas
Media & others
  Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock
  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock
  Arkansas News Bureau
  Arkansas Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  Pine Bluff Commercial
  Politics1.com - Arkansas
  Talk Business River Rock Communications
  The Arkansas Project
  The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
  The Jonesboro Sun
  The Leader - Jacksonville
  The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville
  The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs
  The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County
  The Times Record - Fort Smith
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway
  Van Buren Press Argus
 


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Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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