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 pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

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 Maine Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Municipal Caucuses: Sunday 8 March 2020
State Convention.: Saturday 30 May 2020
Democrats
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Hard Total
(available)24 100.00%8 100.00%32 100.00%32 100.00%
Total24 100.00%8 100.00%32 100.00%32 100.00%

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

 
 

21 June 2019: Maine Democrats Replace Caucus With Primary Set For Super Tuesday

Delegate Selection Plan from The Maine Democratic Party.


20 June 2019: Governor Janet T. Mills (Democratic) signed LD 1626, SP 523 which changes the date of the Presidential Primary. Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 8 §441.1. reads: "No later than November 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the state committee of each party shall certify whether there is a contest among candidates for nomination as the presidential candidate. Upon receiving the certification from one or more parties, the Secretary of State shall announce the parties that will have a presidential primary election, which must be held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March of the presidential election year."


   

Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who are enrolled in the Democratic Party. Residents who are enrolled in another party must change their affiliation at least 15 days before the primary. A resident who is unregistered or not enrolled in any party may register to vote on the day of the primary.

Tuesday 3 March 2020: Maine Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

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24 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders according to the results of the 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.

  • 16 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally based on the presidential preferences expressed in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 8 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based the support for the presidential contenders in the state as a whole.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  9
CD2  7
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  24
 

Sunday 8 March 2020: Maine Municipal Caucuses.

The Municipal Caucuses meet to choose delegates to the State Convention. The State Convention delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each contender received in the Primary.

 

Saturday 30 May 2020: State Convention.

National Convention delegates are elected at the state Convention according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 8 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 2 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell).

These 8 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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  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
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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 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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