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 Kansas Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Party-Run Primary: Saturday 2 May 20201
Senate District Conventions: Saturday 9 May 2020
District Conventions: Saturday 16 May 2020
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
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Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)39 100.00%6 100.00%45 100.00%45 100.00%
Total39 100.00%6 100.00%45 100.00%45 100.00%

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

 
 

Party-Run Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Plan from the Kansas Democratic Party.


   

Participation in Kansas's delegate selection process is open to voters who wish to participate as a Democrat. To participate in the Party-Run primary, voters must be qualified to vote in the next general election and registered as a Democrat. Voters and may register at the Party-Run Primary. Provisions exist for advance and absentee voting.

Page 3 of the plan states: "The Party-Run Primary will use paper ballots with ranked choice voting; (Rule 2.H.3)". Voters will rank presidential candidates (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. choice) on their ballots. If a candidate receives fewer than 15% of all first-choice votes, votes will be reallocated to the next choice. The process is repeated until only those candidates with 15% or more of the votes remain.

Saturday 2 May 2020: Kansas Party-Run Primary. Hours 10:00a-4:00p CDT (1500-2100 UTC) / 10:00a-4:00p MDT (1600-2200 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. Election results will be released at 1pm local time on 3 May.

Party-Run Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

39 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Party-Run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 26 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the Primary vote in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • 13 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide Primary vote.
    • 9 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 4 Pledged PLEOs

Party-Run Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  4
CD2  6
CD3  7
CD4  5
PLEO  4
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  33
 

Saturday 9 May 2020: Senate District Conventions. Conventions convene between 10a and 2p in each of Kansas's 40 State Senate Districts to elect delegates to the Congressional District conventions.

 

Saturday 16 May 2020: District Conventions. District Conventions convene between 10a and 12 noon to elect 26 Democratic National Convention district-level delegates according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.

 

Saturday 6 June 2020: State Convention

The At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 6 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 6 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.

 

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  Clay Center Dispatch
  Courier Tribune - Liberty and Kearney
  Dodge City Daily Globe
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  High Plains Journal - Dodge City
  Hillsboro Free Press
  Hillsboro Star-Journal
  Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
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  KCTV - Kansas City
  Lawrence Journal-World
  Louisburg Herald
  Marion County Record
  Miami County Republic
  NewsLink.org - Kansas
  Osawatomie Graphic
  Ottawa Herald - Franklin County
  Politics1.com - Kansas
  The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
  The Ark Valley News - Valley Center
  The Butler County Times Gazette
  The Chanute Tribune
  The Coffey County Republican - Burlington
  The Daily Union - Junction City
  The Emporia Gazette
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  The Gyp Hill Premiere - Medicine Lodge
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  The Miami County Republic - Paola
  The Mirror - Tonganoxie
  The Morning Sun - Pittsburg
  The Newton Kansan
  The Olathe News - Olathe
  The Parsons Sun
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  Winfield Courier
 


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