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 North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: March 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)71 100.00%71 100.00%71 100.00%
Total71 100.00%71 100.00%71 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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North Carolina Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
North Carolina State and Local Government

 
 

2019 NCGOP State Convention from The Republican Party of North Carolina. New rules for 2020 are in the 2019 Plan of Organization Committee Report.

SB 655, signed by Governor Roy Cooper (Democratic) on 22 June 2018, moves the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.


   

February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Article II(A)(3)].

 

March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].

 

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): North Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

All 71 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.

Start 2016 Rules

  • The State Chairman shall allocate the 71 Delegate positions between the Candidates accurately reflecting the division of votes in the statewide primary. For every 1.45% 1.39% (?) of the statewide vote the candidate receives 1 delegate (rounding rules are not known). Each person nominated as a Delegate at either the District or State Convention must have publicly declared as a representative of a Candidate on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot prior to the election of Delegates to the National Convention. [Article VII (F)].

End 2016 Rules

Start Proposed Rules June 2019

39 district delegates, 3 from each of the 13 congressional districts, are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district [ByLaws of the North Carolina Republican Party. Article VIII].

  • If one candidate receives more than 2/3 of the vote or only 1 candidate receives 20% or more of the vote in a congressional district, that candidate receives all 3 delegates.
  • Otherwise, the highest vote getter receives 2 delegates and the next highest vote getter receives 1 delegate.

32 (10 at-large, 19 bonus, 3 RNC) delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide [Article VIII].

  • The delegates are distributed proportionally to those candidates receiving more than 20% of the statewide vote (rounding rules are not known).

End Proposed Rules June 2019

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Carolina's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Del
Statewide 71
Total
Delegates
 71

Delegates are bound for the first ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound.

 

April 2020 (presumably): District Conventions. The 39 National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention [Article V (A)(2)(d)].

CD 1: TBD.
CD 2: TBD.
CD 3: TBD.
CD 4: TBD.
CD 5: TBD.
CD 6: TBD.
CD 7: TBD.
CD 8: TBD.
CD 9: TBD.
CD 10: TBD.
CD 11: TBD.
CD 12: TBD.
CD 13: TBD.

 

Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): The State Convention. The State Convention elects the 29 National Convention statewide Delegates according to the results of the primary.

In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. The party Chairman, who will also attend the national convention, may be elected at a different time.

 

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.

 

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  News & Record - Greensboro
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  The Daily News - Jacksonville
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  Winston-Salem Journal
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