The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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 Bonus Delegates and penalties are preliminary.

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.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Democrats Abroad Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Global Party Run Primary: Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 20201
Regional Conventions: Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 16 May 2020
Global Convention: Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)13 100.00%4 100.00%17 100.00%17 100.00%
Total13 100.00%4 100.00%17 100.00%17 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DA DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UN UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
Republican Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY

 
 

Draft Delegate Selection Plan from Democrats Abroad.


   

Participation in Democrats Abroad's delegate selection process is open to all U.S. nationals who will be 18 years of age or older on 3 November 2020 and who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must declare that are living abroad, are a member of Democrats Abroad, and have not participated and will not participate in the any other delegate selection process for the 2020 presidential election.

Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020: Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus/Convention. Participants may vote by fax, email, in person, or postal mail (deadline for voter Ballot Request is 18 February, deadline to receive ballots is 11 March 2020 12a PDT, proxy voting is not permitted). Each voter casts a vote for 1 Presidential candidate (deadline for Statement of Candidacy is 6 January) or uncommitted. Write-ins are not permitted.

Global Party Run Primary
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Uncommitted  
Total 100.00%
 

13 of the 17 delegate votes to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 13 (12 At-large + 1 Pledged PLEO) delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the global primary vote as a whole.

Global Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
At-Large+PLEO  13
Total
Delegates
  13
 

Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 16 May 2020: Regional Conventions. Democrats Abroad will hold a Regional Convention in Toronto, Canada. 9 At-Large National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Global Primary. Each Regional Caucus is entitled to elect at least 1 National Convention delegate. The number of delegates elected in each region is proportional to the percentage of votes cast in that region.

  • Americas Region.
  • Asia - Pacific Region.
  • Europe - Middle East - Africa Region.
 

Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May 2020: The Global Convention meets in Toronto, Canada to elect 1 Pledged PLEO, and 3 At-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Global Primary.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD is allocated 17 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention but will be sending 21 persons who will be acknowledged as "delegates" on the floor of the Convention.

  • The 8 Democratic National Committee members from Democrats Abroad cast the 4 Unpledged PLEO delegate votes on the floor of the Convention (each such "Unpledged PLEO delegate" casting ½ vote).
DateDelegates SelectedEach delegate hasTotal Pledged
Delegate Votes
Total Unpledged
Delegate Votes
Regional Conventions9 regional1 delegate vote9 
Global Convention3 at-large1 delegate vote3 
Global Convention1 pledged PLEO1 delegate vote1 
Automatic8 unpledged PLEO½ delegate vote 4
Totals21 174
 
 

If a presidential candidate has officially notified the Global Chair in writing the she/he is no longer a candidate at the time of the Global Convention, then her/his allocation of Delegates will be proportionately divided among up over presidential preferences entitled to an allocation.

The Democrats Abroad delegation is made up of the following members:

Delegation Chair:

Voting Delegates
At-large Delegates - Americas:
At-large Delegates - Asia Pacific:
At-large Delegates - EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa):
At-large Delegates - Global:
PLEO (Party Leader/Elected Official) Delegate:
DNC Members/'super delegates':

Non-voting delegation
Alternate delegates
Standing Committee Members:
Credentials:
Platform:
Rules:
Convention Pages:

 

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.

 

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  Democrats Abroad Netherlands
 


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