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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
Organizing Unit Conventions: Saturday 7 March - Sunday 19 April 2020
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 2 May - Friday 29 May 2020
State Convention: Sunday 31 May 2020
91 total delegate votes - 49 district / 16 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 16 Unpledged PLEOs
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National Delegate Selection from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
The Minnesota Presidential Primary set for 3 March may be delayed due to a lawsuit, De La Fuente v Simon A19-1994. The suit claims that it unconstitutional not to give voters a choice among the candidates running for the Republican nomination.
Participants in the Precinct Caucuses must consider themselves a member of the DFL Party and not an active member of any other political party.
Tuesday 25 February 2020: Minnesota Precinct Caucuses.
Delegates are elected to the Organizing Unit Conventions.
Minnesota has same-day registration and does not have registration by party. Party preference is declared when requesting a primary ballot, and the preference is publicly recorded.
The 2020 Presidential Primary is scheduled for 3 March 2020 unless major party chairs agree on a different date by 1 March 2019. On 22 February 2019, the Minnesota Democratic and Republican Parties notified the Secretary of State that they agreed upon a Presidential Primary date of 3 March 2020.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: Minnesota Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
75 of 91 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Minnesota Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 7 March - Sunday 19 April 2020: Organizing Unit Conventions.
Delegates are elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
Saturday 2 May - Friday 29 May 2020: Third Level Congressional District Conventions.
National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
29 May 2020: Due to civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party has postponed its Sunday 31 May 2020 virtual convention.
Sunday 31 May 2020: Fourth Level State Convention.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of
These 16 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|
|• Minnesota Campaign Finance Board|
|• Minnesota Secretary of State Elections and Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Minnesota House of Representatives|
|• Minnesota Senate|
|• Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus|
|• Minnesota State Legislature|
|• MN Senate GOP - Twitter|
|• Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party|
|• Minnesota Senate - DFL Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Austin Daily Herald|
|• Brainerd Dispatch|
|• Cannon Falls Beacon|
|• Duluth News Tribune- Duluth|
|• Echo Press - Alexandria|
|• KSTP TV - ABC - Saint Paul|
|• Minnesota Lawyer - Minneapolis|
|• Minnesota Public Radio|
|• MinnPost - Minneapolis|
|• Morrison County Record - Little Falls|
|• Pioneer Press - Minneapolis - St. Paul|
|• Politics in Minnesota - St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report|
|• Politics1.com - Minnesota|
|• Southwest Journal|
|• St. Paul Legal Ledger|
|• Star Tribune - Minneapolis|
|• The Annandale Advocate|
|• The Austin Daily Herald|
|• The Journal - New Ulm|
|• The West Central Tribune - Willmar|
|• Winona Daily News|
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