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 Louisiana Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 4 April 20201
Post Primary Congressional Caucus: Thursday 30 April 2020
State Central Committee: Saturday 9 May 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)54 100.00%7 100.00%61 100.00%61 100.00%
Total54 100.00%7 100.00%61 100.00%61 100.00%

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

 
 

2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Louisiana Democratic Party.


20 June 2019: Govenor John Bel Edwards (Democratic) signed HB 563 which changes the date for the Presidential Primary: "... the statewide presidential preference primary election shall be held on the first Saturday in April in 2020...."

2020 ELECTIONS from the Louisiana Department of State.


   

Louisiana registers voters by party. Democrats and registered voters who are NOT registered with the Green, Libertarian, Reform, or Republican Party are eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary. Write-in candidates are not allowed.

Saturday 4 April 2020: Louisiana Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p CDT (1100-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Saturday 4 April 2020: 54 of 61 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 35 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 6 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  8
CD3  5
CD4  5
CD5  6
CD6  5
PLEO  7
At-Large  11
Total
Delegates
  50
 

Thursday 30 April 2020 Post-primary Congressional District Caucuses. The 35 District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary in a vote by mail caucus. Ballots will be mailed to every registered Democrat requesting a ballot. Ballots are must be returned by 29 April 2020.

 

Saturday 9 May 2020: Democratic State Central Committee. 7 National Convention Pledged PLEO and 12 At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of

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

These 7 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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Louisiana Constitution
Election Authority
  Geaux Vote
  Louisiana Ethics Administration
  Louisiana Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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  Louisiana State Legislature
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Democratic
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Media & others
  American Press - Lake Charles
  Bossier Press-Tribune
  COX.net - New Orleans
  Crowley Post Signal
  Daily Comet - Thibodaux
  DeRidder Beauregard Daily News
  Houma Today - The Courier - Terrebonne Parish
  Louisiana Politics by John Maginnis
  Louisiana Progress - Baton Rouge
  Louisiana Radio Network
  Monroe Free Press
  New Orleans CityBusiness
  NewsLink.org - Louisiana
  Politics1.com - Louisiana
  St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune
  The Daily & Sunday Star - Hammond
  The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette
  The Daily Iberian - New Iberia
  The Daily Review - Morgan City
  The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
  The Hayride
  The Lafayette Daily Advertiser
  The News Star - Munroe
  The Opelousas Daily World
  The Ponchatoula Times - Tangipahoa
  The Shreveport Times
  The Times-Picayune - nola.com - New Orleans
  The Town Talk - Alexandria
  Tri-Parish Times - Houma
  WABF TV - CBS - Baton Rouge
  WBRZ TV - ABC / The Advocate - Baton Rouge
  WWL AM - New Orleans
 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
 
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  
 
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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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