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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 7 July 20201
Delegate Selection Caucus: Thursday 9 July - Thursday 16 July 2020 (presumably)
32 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 11 Unpledged PLEOs
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15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.
7 May 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor John Carney postponed the 2 June Presidential Primary to 7 July. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses. The original date was 28 April.
12 May 2020: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously granted a waiver for the late primary date.
2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection from the Delaware Democratic Party.
Candidate List from the Delaware Department of Elections.
7 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.
7 July 2020 Primary returns from the Delaware Department of Elections.
Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to voters who are registered Democrats.
"Pursuant to Delaware State Law, if the Delaware Democratic Party submits the name of only one Presidential Candidate, and no other candidates file for the ballot, the state run Presidential Primary shall be cancelled. Write-in candidates are not permitted.
21 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Delaware Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the "subdivision" or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Due to COVID-19, the Saturday 6 June 2020 Delegate Selection Caucus were postponed to 9-16 July.
Thursday 9 July - Thursday 16 July 2020 (presumably): Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover.
Delegate Selection Caucus delegates are elected by the Representative District level caucuses held tentatively 9 to 13 July.
National Convention Subdivision ("District") level are elected according to the results of the primary. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of subdivision-level National Convention delegates on tentatively 16 July according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of
These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code|
|• The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended|
|• Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Delaware General Assembly|
|• Delaware Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Cape Gazette - Lewes|
|• Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury|
|• Delaware Grapevine|
|• Delaware Liberal|
|• Delaware State News - Dover|
|• Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach|
|• delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown|
|• delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula|
|• Dover Post|
|• Newark Post - Elkton|
|• Politics1.com - Delaware|
|• Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna|
|• The Daily Times - Salisbury|
|• The Middletown Transcript|
|• The Sussex Countian - Georgetown|
|• Wake Up Delaware|
|• WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury|
|• WDEL AM - Wilmington|
|• WDOV AM - FOX - Dover|
|• WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth|
|• WILM AM - Wilmington|
|• WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury|
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