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 Nebraska Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 12 May 20201
County Conventions: Thursday 14 May - Sunday 24 May 2020
State Convention: Friday 5 June - Sunday 7 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)29 100.00%4 100.00%33 100.00%33 100.00%
Total29 100.00%4 100.00%33 100.00%33 100.00%

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22 June 2018: The Nebraska Democratic Party's platform committee unanimously voted to proposed to the state convention that in 2020 the state use the state run primary rather than the caucuses to allocate its national convention delegates.

8 December 2018: The State Central Committee decided to use the state run primary to allocate its national convention delegates in 2020.

Delegate Selection Plan from the Nebraska Democratic Party.


   

Participation in Nebraska's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Nebraska has voter registration by party and provides that a political party may allow registered voters who are not affiliated with a political party to vote in their primary election. Nebraska Democratic Party has adopted this rule.

Tuesday 12 May 2020: Nebraska Primary. Hours reportedly 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary..

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

29 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 20 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed Primary in each of the State's 3 congressional districts.
  • 9 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based the support for the presidential contenders in the Primary as a whole.
    • 6 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

The allocation below assumes Nebraska receives bonus delegates due to the Nebraska Presidential Primary Election occurring on 12 May 2020 during Stage III of the presidential nominating process and due to the Nebraska Presidential Primary Election occurring as part of a regional cluster with the Kansas Caucus and Wyoming Caucus.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  7
CD2  9
CD3  4
PLEO  3
At-Large  6
Total
Delegates
  29
 

Thursday 14 May - Sunday 24 May 2020: First Stage: County Conventions. County Convention delegates choose the county's delegates to the Nebraska State Democratic Convention.

 

Friday 5 June - Sunday 7 June 2020: Second Stage: The State Democratic Convention convenes in Omaha. National Convention Delegates are elected on 13 June according to the results of the Primary.

The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 4 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 4 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

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Election Authority
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Democratic
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Media & others
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  Columbus Telegram
  Fremont Tribune
  Grand Island Independent
  Kearney Hub
  KETV - ABC - Omaha
  KMTV - CBS - Omaha
  Lexington Clipper-Herald
  Lincoln Journal Star
  McCook Daily Gazette
  Norfolk Daily News
  North Platte Telegraph
  Omaha World-Herald
  Politics1.com - Nebraska
  The Beatrice Daily Sun
 


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Delegate Allocation
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
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  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
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  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
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