The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Pre-primary Caucus: Saturday 25 April - Thursday 21 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates: Thursday 4 June 2020
State Party Committee selects Distrtict Delegates: Tuesday 9 June 2020
State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates: Thursday 11 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.20  44.44%43  95.56%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie" 1   2.22%
(available)25  55.56%1   2.22%
Total45 100.00%45 100.00%

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District of Columbia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
District of Columbia State and Local Government

 
 

Delegate Selection Plan from the District of Columbia Democratic Party.


Primary Candidate List from the DC Board of Elections.


District of Columbia Council Bill, B23-0212, signed on 23 October 2019, moves the Primary to the 1st Tuesday in June.


Council Bill 2020 Elections from the DC Board of Elections.


2 June 2020 Primary results from a media source.

2 June 2020 Primary returns from the DC Board of Elections.


   

Due to COVID-19, a 25 April to 21 May on-line election of the National Convention District Delegate slates (the individuals who will attend the National Convention) replaced the 18 April in-person pre-primary caucus. Results of the slating will be available on 28 May. The number of delegates that each candidate receives is still determined by the 2 June Primary.

Saturday 25 April - Thursday 21 May 2020: Pre-primary Caucus. Call to order at 10am EDT, Adjournment at 2 pm EDT.

Delegate candidates who wish to be slated by Presidential Preference for the District delegate positions are elected at today's Pre-primary caucus. Statements of candidacy by Presidential Preference must be filed with the State Committee.

Delegate candidates who wish to be At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegate positions must file a statement of candidacy by Presidential Preference with the State Committee.

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.

Tuesday 2 June 2020: District of Columbia Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: DC Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 18 June 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.84,09375.97%
Elizabeth Ann Warren14,22812.85%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders11,11610.04%
Write-in8090.73%
Tulsi Gabbard4420.40%
Total110,688100.00%
 

20 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 13 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the District's 2 municipal districts (each consisting of 4 of the city's 8 wards).
  • 7 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the district wide primary vote.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: DC Board of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 18 June 2020.

ContestBidenWarren
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
MD1 (wards 1,2,6,8)51,11644,834736,8625.75567,9721.2451
MD2 (wards 3,4,5,7)59,57247,231647,2316.00066,256  
PLEO110,68884,093284,0932.000214,228  
At-Large110,68884,093584,0935.000514,228  
Total
Delegates
  20  19  1

National Convention District delegates are slated at the pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.

 

Thursday 4 June 2020: State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).

National Convention Pledged PLEO are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.

 

Tuesday 9 June 2020: State Party Committee selects Distrtict Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).

If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates at the primary, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates at the pre-primary caucus, the members of the Democratic State Committee shall select the additional delegates.

National Convention District delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.

 

Thursday 11 June 2020: State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).

National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 25 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 25 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 21 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (1 nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives plus 2 so-called "shadow Senators" [the Democratic Party traditionally supports Statehood for the District of Columbia; in addition this number reflects the Electoral Vote of D.C. which has always gone to the Democrats in Presidential Elections]).
    • 1 "Governor" (actually, the Mayor of DC).
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 25 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
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  District of Columbia Official Code (LexisNexis)
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Media & others
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  The Tower - The Catholic University of America
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  Washington Business Journal
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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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