The Green Papers
The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation - 2020

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.

References: Call for Convention for the 2020 Democratic National Convention (18 December 2018) and Delegate Selection Rules for the 2020 Democratic National Convention (17 December 2018).

Primary Calendar

Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on the first Tuesday in March (3 March 2020 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]) and end on the second Tuesday in June (9 June 2020). States are required to complete their process by Saturday 20 June 2020 [Call Article III]. However,

  • Iowa can schedule its first tier caucuses 29 days before the window (Monday 3 February 2020 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]),
  • New Hampshire can hold its primary 21 days before the window (Tuesday 11 February 2020),
  • Nevada can schedule its first tier caucuses 10 days before the window (Saturday 22 February 2020), and
  • South Carolina can hold its primary 3 days before the window (Saturday 29 February 2020).

A table listing the start date for each state is found here.

Delegate Allocation Overview

The pledged delegate "base" allocation is determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; and the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census. Jurisdictions beginning their process later in the cycle and neighboring states that concurrently begin their process (aka "clustering") receive bonus delegates [Call to Convention I.].

The unpledged PLEO Democratic (aka Automatic) Delegates consist of Democratic Governors (and the Mayor of DC), Democratic U.S. House members, Democratic U.S. Senators (and the Statehood Senators of DC); DNC members; and distinguished party leaders (current and former Democratic Presidents, Democratic leadership of the U.S. House and Senate, and Chairpersons of the DNC) [Call to Convention IV.B.1.].

Elections, appointments, and deaths from now until the 2020 convention roll call will keep the unpledged delegate count in flux.

Click here to skip to the current allocation.


Computation of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions with Electoral Votes

The rules of the Democratic National Convention call for the following formula to be used in determining the allocation of delegate votes to each jurisdiction sending a delegation to the Convention.

Each jurisdiction with electoral votes is assigned a number of Base (delegate) votes based on an "Allocation Factor" multiplied by 3,200 [Call Rule I.B.] arrived at through a calculation involving the following factors:

  1. State's Democratic Vote (SDV): The jurisdiction's popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2008, 2012, and 2016). Clarification: The table below uses the votes cast for the Democratic nominee regardless of the party label on the ballot. Source: The vote total source: 2008 (FEC, retrieved 24 November 2010), 2012 (FEC, retrieved 28 March 2019), 2016 (FEC, retrieved 17 January 2017).
  2. Total Democratic Vote (TDV): The total popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2008, 2012, and 2016).
  3. The state's Electoral Vote (SEV) for 2020.
  4. The total Electoral Vote of all jurisdictions (538).

The formula for determining a jurisdiction's Allocation Factor is:

Allocation Factor = ½ × ( ( SDV ÷ TDV ) + ( SEV ÷ 538 ) )

The number of Base votes assigned to a state is Allocation Factor × 3,200 rounded to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up).

To summarize, half of a jurisdiction's base vote is determined by the number of Presidential Electors assigned to that state and half are computed by the number of people who voted for the Democratic Presidential candidate in the last three elections.


Assignments of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions without Electoral Votes

Jurisdictions without Electoral votes receive the following: [Call to Convention I. E.]

  • American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands are each assigned 6 at-large delegate votes.
  • Democrats Abroad is assigned 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.
  • Puerto Rico is assigned 44 Base Votes.

Computation of Bonus Base Votes

Bonus Base votes for 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 35% awards are computed by multiplying the Base votes × 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, and 0.35 respectively then rounding to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up) [Call to Convention I.C.2.].

 

Computation of Allocation Factor and (Intermediate) Base Votes

Some of our base delegate base votes ("TGP Base Votes") are different from those produced by the DNC ("DNC Base Votes"). The differences are noted by a strike through.

State2008201220162008 +
2012 +
2016 SDV
SDV÷TDV2020
SEV
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
Alaska123,5943122,6403116,4543362,6880.00180230.0055760.003689121212234
Alabama813,4799795,6969729,54792,338,7220.01162090.0167290.01417445455791116
Arkansas422,3106394,4096380,49461,197,2130.00594860.0111520.008550272734579
Arizona1,034,707101,025,232111,161,167113,221,1060.016004110.0204460.018225585869121520
California8,274,473557,854,285558,753,7925524,882,5500.123629550.1022300.11293036136236547291127
Colorado1,288,63391,323,10291,338,87093,950,6050.01962990.0167290.018179585869121520
Connecticut997,7727905,0837897,57272,800,4270.01391470.0130110.01346343434691115
District of Columbia245,8003267,0703282,8303795,7000.00395330.0055760.004765151522345
Delaware255,4593242,5843235,6033733,6460.00364530.0055760.004611151522345
Florida4,282,074274,237,756294,504,9752913,024,8050.064714290.0539030.0593091901901929384867
Georgia1,844,123151,773,827161,877,963165,495,9130.027306160.0297400.0285239191914182332
Hawaii325,8714306,6584266,8914899,4200.00446940.0074350.005952191923457
Iowa828,9407822,5446653,66962,305,1530.01145360.0111520.0113033636457913
Idaho236,4404212,7874189,7654638,9920.00317540.0074350.005305171723346
Illinois3,419,348213,019,512203,090,729209,529,5890.047348200.0371750.0422611351351420273447
Indiana1,374,039111,152,887111,033,126113,560,0520.017688110.0204460.019067616169121521
Kansas514,7656440,7266427,00561,382,4960.00686960.0111520.0090112929346710
Kentucky751,9858679,3708628,85482,060,2090.01023680.0148700.01255340404681014
Louisiana782,9899809,1418780,15482,372,2840.01178780.0148700.01332843434691115
Massachusetts1,904,097121,921,290111,995,196115,820,5830.028920110.0204460.0246837979812162028
Maryland1,629,467101,677,844101,677,928104,985,2390.024769100.0185870.0216786969710141724
Maine421,9234401,3064357,73541,180,9640.00586840.0074350.006651212123457
Michigan2,872,579172,564,569162,268,839167,705,9870.038287160.0297400.0340141091091116222738
Minnesota1,573,354101,546,167101,367,716104,487,2370.022295100.0185870.0204416565710131623
Missouri1,441,911111,223,796101,071,068103,736,7750.018566100.0185870.018577595969121521
Mississippi554,6626562,9496485,13161,602,7420.00796360.0111520.0095583131356811
Montana231,6673201,8393177,7093611,2150.00303730.0055760.004307141412345
North Carolina2,142,651152,178,391152,189,316156,510,3580.032347150.0278810.03011496961014192434
North Dakota141,2783124,827393,7583359,8630.00178830.0055760.003682121212234
Nebraska333,3195302,0815284,4945919,8940.00457050.0092940.006932222223468
New Hampshire384,8264369,5614348,52641,102,9130.00548040.0074350.006457212123457
New Jersey2,215,422152,125,101142,148,278146,488,8010.032240140.0260220.0291319393914192333
New Mexico472,4225415,3355385,23451,272,9910.00632550.0092940.007809252534569
Nevada533,7365531,3736539,26061,604,3690.00797160.0111520.0095623131356811
New York4,804,945314,485,741294,556,1182913,846,8040.068798290.0539030.0613511961952029394968
Ohio2,940,044202,827,709182,394,164188,161,9170.040553180.0334570.0370051181181218243041
Oklahoma502,4967443,5477420,37571,366,4180.00678970.0130110.0099003232356811
Oregon1,037,2917970,48871,002,10673,009,8850.01495570.0130110.01398345455791116
Pennsylvania3,276,363212,990,274202,926,441209,193,0780.045676200.0371750.0414251331331320273347
Rhode Island296,5714279,6774252,5254828,7730.00411840.0074350.005776181823456
South Carolina862,4498865,9419855,37392,583,7630.01283790.0167290.01478347475791216
South Dakota170,9243145,0393117,4583433,4210.00215330.0055760.003865121212234
Tennessee1,087,43711960,70911870,695112,918,8410.014502110.0204460.017474565668111420
Texas3,528,633343,308,124383,877,8683810,714,6250.053236380.0706320.0619341981982030405069
Utah327,6705251,8136310,6766890,1590.00442360.0111520.007788252534569
Virginia1,959,532131,971,820131,981,473135,912,8250.029378130.0241640.0267718686913172230
Vermont219,2623199,2393178,5733597,0740.00296730.0055760.004271141412345
Washington1,750,848111,755,396121,742,718125,248,9620.026079120.0223050.0241927777812151927
Wisconsin1,677,211101,620,985101,382,536104,680,7320.023256100.0185870.0209226767710131723
West Virginia303,8575238,2695188,7945730,9200.00363250.0092940.006463212123457
Wyoming82,868369,286355,9733208,1270.00103430.0055760.003305111112234
Electoral Vote
Sub Total
65,853,514107669,498,51665,915,7951076201,267,8251.0000005381.0000002.0000003,1983,1983254816388051,119
 
Jurisdictions without electoral votes.
State2008201220162008 +
2012 +
2016 SDV
SDV÷TDV2020
SEV
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
American SamoaAmerican Samoa has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Democrats AbroadDemocrats Abroad has 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.121212234
GuamGuam has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Northern MarianasNorthern Marianas has 6 pledged and 5 unpledged (DNC member) delegate votes.6611122
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico has 44 base votes.44444791115
UnassignedUnassigned has no pledged and a discretionary number of unpledged delegate votes as determined by the party leadership.0000000
Virgin IslandsThe Virgin Islands has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Non Electoral Vote
Sub Total
           8080913152227
 
Grand Total           3,2783,2783344946538271,146
 
 

Computation of Delegate Votes

The 50 States and Puerto Rico are allocated District, At-Large, and PLEO delegates as follows [Delegate Selection Rules: Rule 8. C., D.; Call to Convention: I. D.]:

  • At-Large Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.25. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.)
  • District Delegate Votes = Base Votes - At-Large Delegate Votes. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.)
  • The number of District delegates plus the number of At-Large delegates must equal the Base. In most states, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation. Differences are noted under each state's listing.
  • PLEO Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.15. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.)

American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands are allocated 6 At-Large Delegate Votes. [Call I. E.]

Democrats Abroad is directly allocated 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegates. [Call I. E.]

Puerto Rico is directly allocated 44 base delegate votes. [Call I. E.]

Bonus delegate votes are awarded as pledged District and At-Large Delegate Votes.


Bonus Allocation

Bonus delegates are awarded to

  • Jurisdictions holding their First Determining Step (start their delegate allocation process) later in the cycle and
  • Neighboring jurisdictions who concurrently begin their process, a.k.a. clustering.

The bonus is awarded as a percentage of the pledged delegate base allocation in additional district and at-large delegates. The bonus does NOT apply to unpledged delegates.

The Presidential nomination cycle is divided into several stages:

  • The pre-window begins with Iowa (no earlier than 3 February 2020 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]), New Hampshire (no earlier than 11 February 2020 [12.A.]), Nevada (no earlier than 22 February 2020 [12.A.]), and South Carolina (no earlier than 29 February 2020 [12.A.]).
  • Stage I begins on 3 March 2020 [Call to Convention I.C.1.] and runs through 31 March [I.C.1., I.C.2.]. No "late start" bonuses are associated with these dates.
  • Stage II runs from 1 through 30 April 2020 [I.C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 10% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [I. C.2.a.].
  • Stage III runs from 1 May through 16 June 2020 [I.C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 20% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [I.C.2.a.].
  • Beginning on the 4th Tuesday in March, Tuesday 24 March 2020 [I.C.b.ii.], a 15% bonus to the base delegate allocation is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. For jurisdictions with electoral votes, Puerto Rico, and Democrats Abroad, the bonus is applied as district and At-large delegates. For American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands the bonus is applied as At-Large delegates since these jurisdictions have no district delegates. [I.C.2.b.i]
    • Maine is considered a neighboring state of Vermont and Massachusetts. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.A]
    • Alaska and Hawaii are considered neighboring states of Washington and Oregon. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.B]
    • American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring states of each other. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.C]

The bonus is computed as (Base × percentage) then rounded to the nearest whole number.

Example: If a state has 10 Base Votes and receives a Stage 3 bonus (20%) and a Cluster bonus (15%), the state would receive a 35% bonus-- 4 additional delegate votes.

  • District and At-Large Bonus = round(10 base votes × 0.35)
  • = round(3.5)
  • = 4

Splitting bonus delegates between the District and At-Large categories.

  • The Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes = Bonus × 0.25. Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer. Should the rounding result in 0, set the Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes to 1.
  • The bonus for District Delegate Votes = Bonus - Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes. Hence, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation.
  • There may be exceptions to the above-- in 2008, South Dakota's bonus delegate was awarded as a District rather than an At-Large delegate. In 2012, Kentucky's 10 bonus delegates were awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large. Rhode Island's 6 bonus delegates were awarded as 5 District and 1 At-Large rather than 4 District and 2 At-Large. Oregon's 10 bonus delegates are awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large.

Delegate Selection Rule 21.C.1. - Sanctions

If a jurisdiction begins their delegate selection process before the "window", that jurisdiction's pledged delegate allocation is reduced by 50% and their unpledged delegates are not allowed to vote at the National Convention.

If a candidate campaigns in violation of the "window" that candidate may receive neither pledged delegates nor delegate votes from the state where the violation occurred.

Text of Rule 21.C.1.

  • a. Violation of timing: In the event the Delegate Selection Plan of a state party provides or permits a meeting, caucus, convention or primary which constitutes the first determining stage in the presidential nominating process to be held prior to or after the dates for the state as provided in Rule 11 of these rules, or in the event a state holds such a meeting, caucus, convention or primary prior to or after such dates, the number of pledged delegates elected in each category allocated to the state pursuant to the Call for the National Convention shall be reduced by fifty (50%) percent, and the number of alternates shall also be reduced by fifty (50%) percent. In addition, none of the members of the Democratic National Committee and no other automatic delegate allocated pursuant to Rule 9.A. from that state shall be permitted to vote as members of the state's delegation. In determining the actual number of delegates or alternates by which the state's delegation is to be reduced, any fraction below .5 shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number, and any fraction of .5 or greater shall be rounded up to the next nearest whole number.
  • b. A presidential candidate who campaigns in a state where the state party is in violation of the timing provisions of these rules, or where a primary or caucus is set by a state’s government on a date that violates the timing provisions of these rules, may not receive pledged delegates or delegate votes from that state. Candidates may, however, campaign in such a state after the primary or caucus that violates these rules. “Campaigning” for purposes of this section includes, but is not limited to, purchasing print, internet, or electronic advertising that reaches a significant 1 percentage of the voters in the aforementioned state; hiring campaign workers; opening an office; making public appearances; holding news conferences; coordinating volunteer activities; sending mail, other than fundraising requests that are also sent to potential donors in other states; using paid or volunteer phones or automated calls to contact voters; sending emails or establishing a website specific to that state; holding events to which Democratic voters are invited; attending events sponsored by state or local Democratic organizations; or paying for campaign materials to be used in such a state. The Rules and Bylaws Committee will determine whether candidate activities are covered by this section.

Distribution of District Delegates between Districts

Each congressional or legislative district is apportioned a percentage of the District delegates based on Democratic performance in that district. The formula is decided by the state and is some combination of (1) the vote for Democratic candidates in the two most recent presidential elections; (2) the vote for the Democratic candidates in the most recent presidential and gubernatorial elections; and (3) Democratic party registration/enrollment [Delegate Selection Rules, Rule 8. A.].


A table, to be added at future time, will detail the date of each jurisdiction's 2020 First Determining Step, the corresponding stage (I, II, or III), and its clustering status.

The Bonus Delegate Detail shows the number of delegates each jurisdiction would receive with No Bonus, Stage I with Clustering, Stage II, Stage II with Clustering, Stage III, and Stage III with Clustering. The current bonus is shown in black with other options in gray.

 

Bonus Delegate Detail (assuming no sanctions)

Key: Stg=Stage, Clus=Cluster Bonus

Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total
Alabama
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   34117529610.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 391375996811.48%+7
Stg 241 38127579668.20%+5
Stg 2+Clus83 421476397218.03%+11
Stg 372 411376197014.75%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 461576897726.23%+16
Alaska
First Determining Step: Saturday 4 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   932144180.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 2 1 942154195.56%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421742116.67%+3
Stg 311 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421842222.22%+4
American Samoa
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Arizona
First Determining Step: Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   431596711780.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5017976118711.54%+9
Stg 242 471797311847.69%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 5419982119319.23%+15
Stg 393 5218979119015.38%+12
Stg 3+Clus155 5820987119825.64%+20
Arkansas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2074315360.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 23843554011.11%+4
Stg 221 2284345398.33%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 25943854319.44%+7
Stg 341 24843654113.89%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 27944054525.00%+9
California
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2719154416794950.00%0
Stg 1+Clus4014 311105544707954910.91%+54
Stg 2279 29810054452795317.27%+36
Stg 2+Clus6823 339114545077958618.38%+91
Stg 35418 325109544887956714.55%+72
Stg 3+Clus9532 366123545437962225.66%+127
Colorado
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   431596713800.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5017976138911.25%+9
Stg 242 471797313867.50%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 5419982139518.75%+15
Stg 393 5218979139215.00%+12
Stg 3+Clus155 58209871310025.00%+20
Connecticut
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   321164915640.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 361365515709.38%+6
Stg 231 351265315686.25%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 4014660157517.19%+11
Stg 372 3913658157314.06%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 4315664157923.44%+15
Delaware
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   11421711280.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521911307.14%+2
Stg 211 12521911307.14%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 145221113214.29%+4
Stg 321 135220113110.71%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222113317.86%+5
Democrats Abroad
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    121134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1  131144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus 3  1511642017.65%+3
Stg 3 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus 4  1611742123.53%+4
District of Columbia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   11421726430.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521926454.65%+2
Stg 211 12521926454.65%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 14522126479.30%+4
Stg 321 13522026466.98%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222264811.63%+5
Florida
First Determining Step: Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1434729219292480.00%0
Stg 1+Clus227 16554292482927711.69%+29
Stg 2145 1575229238292677.66%+19
Stg 2+Clus3612 17959292672929619.35%+48
Stg 32810 17157292572928615.32%+38
Stg 3+Clus5017 19364292862931527.02%+67
Georgia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 24 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   682314105151200.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 7827141191513411.67%+14
Stg 272 752514114151297.50%+9
Stg 2+Clus176 8529141281514319.17%+23
Stg 3135 8128141231513815.00%+18
Stg 3+Clus248 9231141371515226.67%+32
Guam
First Determining Step: Saturday 2 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Hawaii
First Determining Step: Saturday 4 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   1453229310.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1663259349.68%+3
Stg 211 1563249336.45%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 18632793616.13%+5
Stg 331 17632693512.90%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 19732993822.58%+7
Idaho
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1343205250.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15532352812.00%+3
Stg 211 1453225278.00%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 16532452916.00%+4
Stg 321 15532352812.00%+3
Stg 3+Clus42 17632653124.00%+6
Illinois
First Determining Step: Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1013420155291840.00%0
Stg 1+Clus155 11639201752920410.87%+20
Stg 2104 1113820169291987.61%+14
Stg 2+Clus259 12643201892921818.48%+34
Stg 3207 12141201822921114.67%+27
Stg 3+Clus3512 13646202022923125.54%+47
Indiana
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   46159707770.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 531797978611.69%+9
Stg 242 50179767837.79%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 571998579219.48%+15
Stg 393 551898278915.58%+12
Stg 3+Clus165 622099179827.27%+21
Iowa
First Determining Step: Monday 3 February 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2795418490.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 311054685410.20%+5
Stg 231 30105458538.16%+4
Stg 2+Clus72 341155085818.37%+9
Stg 352 321154885614.29%+7
Stg 3+Clus103 371255486226.53%+13
Kansas
First Determining Step: Saturday 2 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   2274336390.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 25843764310.26%+4
Stg 221 2484366427.69%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 27944064617.95%+7
Stg 342 26943964515.38%+6
Stg 3+Clus73 291044364925.64%+10
Kentucky
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   30106466520.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 341265265811.54%+6
Stg 231 33116506567.69%+4
Stg 2+Clus73 371365666219.23%+10
Stg 362 361265466015.38%+8
Stg 3+Clus104 401466066626.92%+14
Louisiana
First Determining Step: Saturday 4 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   32116497560.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 361365576210.71%+6
Stg 231 35126537607.14%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 401466076719.64%+11
Stg 372 391365876516.07%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 431566477126.79%+15
Maine
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1653248320.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1863278359.38%+3
Stg 211 1763268346.25%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 20632983715.63%+5
Stg 331 19632883612.50%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 21733183921.88%+7
Maryland
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   52171079231020.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 59201089231129.80%+10
Stg 252 57191086231096.86%+7
Stg 2+Clus134 652110962311916.67%+17
Stg 3104 622110932311613.73%+14
Stg 3+Clus186 7023101032312623.53%+24
Massachusetts
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   59201291231140.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6823121032312610.53%+12
Stg 262 65221299231227.02%+8
Stg 2+Clus155 7425121112313417.54%+20
Stg 3124 7124121072313014.04%+16
Stg 3+Clus217 8027121192314224.56%+28
Michigan
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   822716125221470.00%0
Stg 1+Clus124 9431161412216310.88%+16
Stg 283 903016136221587.48%+11
Stg 2+Clus207 10234161522217418.37%+27
Stg 3166 9833161472216914.97%+22
Stg 3+Clus2810 11037161632218525.85%+38
Minnesota
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   4916107517920.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 561910851710210.87%+10
Stg 252 5418108217997.61%+7
Stg 2+Clus124 612010911710817.39%+16
Stg 3103 591910881710514.13%+13
Stg 3+Clus176 662210981711525.00%+23
Mississippi
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2385365410.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 27954154612.20%+5
Stg 221 2595395447.32%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 291054454919.51%+8
Stg 342 271054254714.63%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 311154755226.83%+11
Missouri
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   441596810780.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5117977108711.54%+9
Stg 242 481797410847.69%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 5519983109319.23%+15
Stg 393 5318980109015.38%+12
Stg 3+Clus165 6020989109926.92%+21
Montana
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1132166220.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 1242186249.09%+2
Stg 2 1 1142176234.55%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 14422062618.18%+4
Stg 321 13421962513.64%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 15422162722.73%+5
Nebraska
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1753254290.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 19632843210.34%+3
Stg 211 1863274316.90%+2
Stg 2+Clus42 21733143520.69%+6
Stg 331 20632943313.79%+4
Stg 3+Clus62 23733343727.59%+8
Nevada
First Determining Step: Saturday 22 February 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   23853612480.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 279541125310.42%+5
Stg 221 25953912516.25%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 2910544125616.67%+8
Stg 342 2710542125412.50%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 3111547125922.92%+11
New Hampshire
First Determining Step: Tuesday 11 February 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1653249330.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1863279369.09%+3
Stg 211 1763269356.06%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 20632993815.15%+5
Stg 331 19632893712.12%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 21733194021.21%+7
New Jersey
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   702314107211280.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8027141212114210.94%+14
Stg 272 772514116211377.03%+9
Stg 2+Clus176 8729141302115117.97%+23
Stg 3145 8428141262114714.84%+19
Stg 3+Clus258 9531141402116125.78%+33
New Mexico
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   19642911400.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 227433114410.00%+4
Stg 221 21743211437.50%+3
Stg 2+Clus42 238435114615.00%+6
Stg 341 237434114512.50%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 268438114922.50%+9
New York
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   1464929224462700.00%0
Stg 1+Clus227 16856292534629910.74%+29
Stg 2155 1615429244462907.41%+20
Stg 2+Clus3712 18361292734631918.15%+49
Stg 32910 17559292634630914.44%+39
Stg 3+Clus5117 19766292924633825.19%+68
North Carolina
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   722414110121220.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8228141241213611.48%+14
Stg 273 792714120121328.20%+10
Stg 2+Clus186 9030141341214619.67%+24
Stg 3145 8629141291214115.57%+19
Stg 3+Clus259 9733141441215627.87%+34
North Dakota
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   932144180.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 2 1 942154195.56%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421742116.67%+3
Stg 311 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421842222.22%+4
Northern Marianas
First Determining Step: Saturday 14 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Ohio
First Determining Step: Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   883018136171530.00%0
Stg 1+Clus135 10135181541717111.76%+18
Stg 293 973318148171657.84%+12
Stg 2+Clus228 11038181661718319.61%+30
Stg 3186 10636181601717715.69%+24
Stg 3+Clus3110 11940181771719426.80%+41
Oklahoma
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2485375420.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 28954254711.90%+5
Stg 221 2695405457.14%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 301054555019.05%+8
Stg 342 281054354814.29%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 321154855326.19%+11
Oregon
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   341175214660.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 3913759147310.61%+7
Stg 241 381275714717.58%+5
Stg 2+Clus83 4214763147716.67%+11
Stg 372 4113761147513.64%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 4615768148224.24%+16
Pennsylvania
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   1003320153241770.00%0
Stg 1+Clus155 11538201732419711.30%+20
Stg 2103 1103620166241907.34%+13
Stg 2+Clus258 12541201862421018.64%+33
Stg 3207 12040201802420415.25%+27
Stg 3+Clus3512 13545202002422426.55%+47
Puerto Rico
First Determining Step: Sunday 29 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   33117518590.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 381375886611.86%+7
Stg 231 36127558636.78%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 411476287018.64%+11
Stg 372 401376086815.25%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 441576687425.42%+15
Rhode Island
First Determining Step: Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   1353219300.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15632493310.00%+3
Stg 211 1463239326.67%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 17632693516.67%+5
Stg 331 16632593413.33%+4
Stg 3+Clus42 17732793620.00%+6
South Carolina
First Determining Step: Saturday 29 February 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   35127549630.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 401476197011.11%+7
Stg 241 39137599687.94%+5
Stg 2+Clus93 441576697519.05%+12
Stg 372 421476397214.29%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 471677097925.40%+16
South Dakota
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   932145190.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 2 1 942155205.26%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421752215.79%+3
Stg 311 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421852321.05%+4
Tennessee
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   42148649730.00%0
Stg 1+Clus62 481687298110.96%+8
Stg 242 46168709798.22%+6
Stg 2+Clus104 521887898719.18%+14
Stg 383 501787598415.07%+11
Stg 3+Clus155 571988499327.40%+20
Texas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1485030228342620.00%0
Stg 1+Clus228 17058302583429211.45%+30
Stg 2155 1635530248342827.63%+20
Stg 2+Clus3713 18563302783431219.08%+50
Stg 33010 17860302683430215.27%+40
Stg 3+Clus5217 20067302973433126.34%+69
Unassigned
First Determining Step: (Not applicable)
       011  
Utah
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1964296350.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 22743363911.43%+4
Stg 221 2174326388.57%+3
Stg 2+Clus42 23843564117.14%+6
Stg 341 23743464014.29%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 26843864425.71%+9
Vermont
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1132167230.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 1242187258.70%+2
Stg 2 1 1142177244.35%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 14422072717.39%+4
Stg 321 13421972613.04%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 15422172821.74%+5
Virgin Islands
First Determining Step: Saturday 6 June 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 66120.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 2 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 861416.67%+2
Stg 3 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 861416.67%+2
Virginia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   64221399251240.00%0
Stg 1+Clus103 7425131122513710.48%+13
Stg 272 712413108251337.26%+9
Stg 2+Clus166 8028131212514617.74%+22
Stg 3134 7726131162514113.71%+17
Stg 3+Clus228 8630131292515424.19%+30
Washington
First Determining Step: Tuesday 10 March 2020 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   58191289181070.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6722121011811911.21%+12
Stg 262 64211297181157.48%+8
Stg 2+Clus145 7224121081812617.76%+19
Stg 3114 6923121041812214.02%+15
Stg 3+Clus207 7826121161813425.23%+27
West Virginia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 May 2020 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1653246300.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 18632763310.00%+3
Stg 211 1763266326.67%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 20632963516.67%+5
Stg 331 19632863413.33%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 21733163723.33%+7
Wisconsin
First Determining Step: Tuesday 7 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   5017107713900.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 572010871310011.11%+10
Stg 252 5519108413977.78%+7
Stg 2+Clus134 632110941310718.89%+17
Stg 3103 602010901310314.44%+13
Stg 3+Clus176 6723101001311325.56%+23
Wyoming
First Determining Step: Saturday 4 April 2020 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   832134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1 842144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 10421642017.65%+3
Stg 311 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 11421742123.53%+4
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes
 
 

Bonus Delegate Summary

  • No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April): 34 jurisdictions: Alabama, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Unassigned, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington.
  • Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 0 jurisdictions
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April): 5 jurisdictions: Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 6 jurisdictions: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June): 13 jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Guam, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 0 jurisdictions
 

Automatic (formerly Unpledged) Delegates

About 1 in 6 of the delegate votes at the convention will come from "automatic" (a.k.a. "unpledged", "unbound", or "Superdelegates"). These delegates serve because of the office they hold or office(s) they have held. The presidential preference of these delegates is not a factor in their selection as delegates. Automatic delegates are [Call for Convention: I. F., G., H., J.]:

  • The approximately 447 elected members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
    • The size of each member's vote is the same as cast at meetings of the DNC -- those with fractional votes are the 8 DNC members from Democrats Abroad. Each casts ½ vote.
  • Democratic Governors of the 50 states along with the following officeholders (assuming, of course, that they are Democrats):
    • the territorial Governor of American Samoa
    • the Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • the territorial Governor of Guam
    • the Governor of Puerto Rico
    • the territorial Governor of the Virgin Islands
  • Democratic Senators and House members from the 50 states plus the following Non-voting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (again, assuming that they are Democrats):
    • the House Delegate from American Samoa
    • the House Delegate from the District of Columbia
    • the two "Shadow" Senators from the District of Columbia
    • the House Delegate from Guam
    • the Resident Commissioner (House Delegate) from Puerto Rico
    • the House Delegate from the Virgin Islands
    • the House Delegate from the Northern Marianas.
  • Distinguished Party Leaders (current and former U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents who were elected as Democrats, former Democratic Leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House [including former Democratic Speakers of the House and former Democratic Leaders in both houses of Congress], and former National and General Chairs of the Democratic National Committee. The weight of each DNC member's vote (1 whole vote or a fraction of a vote) is the same as (s)he is allowed to cast at DNC meetings.

These "Automatic" delegates go to the Convention officially "Unpledged" (that is, not committed- ahead of time- to vote for any particular presidential contender), though it is well known that many- if not most- of these may very well be privately supporting a presidential contender.

If an Automatic delegates is elected as a Pledged delegate, that individual will serve as a Pledged and not as an Automatic delegate.

The number of "Automatic" delegates to the Democratic National Convention is subject to change due to deaths, resignations from office (for those PLEOs who hold an elective office) or accession- by a Democrat- to an elective office through an intervening election or special election. In addition, any Automatic PLEO who shall subsequently become a Pledged PLEO may further alter the number of Automatic National Convention delegates within a given delegation.


Awarding Delegates to candidates

During the primaries, caucuses, and conventions delegates are "won" by candidates as follows:

  • District Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the vote in each Congressional (or other) District.
  • At-Large Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote. (Fine point: If a presidential candidate is no longer a candidate at the time of selection of the at-large delegates, that candidate receives NO at-large delegates [Delegate Selection Rules: Rule 11.C.]. In most jurisdictions, the delegates are selected [according to the results of the primary or caucus] some time after the primary.)
  • Pledged PLEO Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote.
  • Automatic Delegates vote their conscience.
 

Official Allocation
Sorted Alphabetically

Rank (sort)
State
Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged Delegate Votes (sort)
Total
Delegate
Votes
District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
(sort)
Total
Pledged
Delegate
Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
(sort)
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
1Alabama3411752711  961
2Alaska932144    418
3American Samoa 6 64  1 511
4Arizona4414967515  1178
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (43.5 rounded to 44), At-Large (14.5 rounded to 14).
5Arkansas2074315    536
6California2729054416302461 79495
7Colorado4414967614111380
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (43.5 rounded to 44), At-Large (14.5 rounded to 14).
8Connecticut3211649625111564
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
9Delaware114217621111128
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
10Democrats Abroad 121134    417
11District of Columbia11421722211 2643
12Florida143472921914 13 229248
13Georgia6823141059 5 115120
14Guam 6 64 1  511
15Hawaii1453224221 931
16Idaho1343205    525
17Illinois1013420155122131129184
18Indiana46159705 2  777
19Iowa2795415 3  849
20Kansas2274334 11 639
21Kentucky30106465 1  652
22Louisiana32117505 11 757
The pledged PLEO Delegates are rounded 6.45 to 7.
23Maine1653244 211832
24Maryland521710791327 123102
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
25Massachusetts59201291929 323114
26Michigan82271612512271 22147
27Minnesota49161075825111792
28Mississippi2385364 1  541
29Missouri44159687 2 11078
30Montana11321641 1 622
31Nebraska1753254    429
32Nevada238536523111248
33New Hampshire165324522  933
34New Jersey70231410772111 21128
35New Mexico196429423111140
36New York1464929224212211146270
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
37North Carolina7224141108 31 12122
38North Dakota932144    418
39Northern Marianas 6 64 1  511
40Ohio8929181361114 117153
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (88.5 rounded to 89), At-Large (29.5 rounded to 29).
41Oklahoma2485374 1  542
42Oregon34117527241 1466
43Pennsylvania100332015312191124177
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
44Puerto Rico33117517  1 859
45Rhode Island1443214221 930
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (13.5 rounded to 14), At-Large (4.5 rounded to 4).
Cluster (CT, DE, NY, MD, PA, RI) bonus delegates
46South Carolina35127547 2  963
47South Dakota932144   1519
48Tennessee42148646 2 1973
49Texas149493022821 13  34262
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (148.5 rounded to 149), At-Large (49.5 rounded to 49).
50Unassigned    1    11
51Utah1964295 1  635
52Vermont113216411 1723
53Virgin Islands 7 74 11 613
54Virginia6521139914271125124
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (64.5 rounded to 65), At-Large (21.5 rounded to 21).
55Washington581912898271 18107
56West Virginia16532451   630
57Wisconsin501710778131 1390
58Wyoming832134    417
Totals2,4378424903,7694304723927237664,535
Rank State District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
Total
Pledged
Delegate
Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
 

DNC Members

"In a relative handful of cases, a Member of Congress or a Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee (in some of these cases, such as that of the Democrats' Congressional Leaders- House Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader- Members of Congress are DNC members ex-officio; in other cases, however, they represent various associated committees or organizations affiliated with the DNC: for example, U.S. Senators sit on the DNC as representatives of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee- likewise, Congressmen and Governors sit on the DNC as representatives of, respectively, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors' Association); the Democratic Party lists these Unpledged PLEOs who are DNC members as well as holders of elective office solely as DNC members (in other words, as far as the Party is concerned, these people are "Party Leaders" more than "Elected Officials"). However, it is the considered opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average user of this web site is going to think of these few Unpledged PLEOs who are in the unique position of being both PLs AND EOs more in terms of their elected office than their DNC membership: as a result, "The Green Papers" has "converted" DNC members who happen also to be Governors, Senators and Representatives to their political office from their DNC membership. Therefore, the breakdown in each state or other jurisdiction of Unpledged PLEOs as posted on "The Green Papers" may differ somewhat from that put out by the Democratic Party itself: where this is the case, it is so indicated on the appropriate DEMOCRAT page for the affected state or other jurisdiction."


Replacing Automatic Delegates

Automatic delegates shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except under the following conditions:

  1. Members of Congress and Democratic Governors shall not be entitled to name a replacement. In the event of changes or vacancies in the state's Congressional Delegation, following the official confirmation and prior to the commencement of the national convention, the DNC Secretary shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by the Democratic Caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives or the Democratic Conference of the U. S. Senate. In the event of a change or vacancy in the state's office of Governor, the DNC shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by the Democratic Governors' Association.
  2. Members of the DNC shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except in the case of death of such delegates. In the case where the state's DNC membership changes following the DNC Secretary's official confirmation, but prior to the commencement of the Democratic National Convention, acknowledgment by the Secretary of the new DNC member certification shall constitute verification of the corresponding change of automatic delegates.
  3. Distinguished Party Leader delegates allocated to the state shall not be entitled to name a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to name a replacement.
  4. In no case may an alternate cast a vote for an automatic delegate.
   
 


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