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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New York Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary (absentee ballot counting delayed until 6/29): Tuesday 23 June 20201
State Committee: Tuesday 4 August 2020
324 total delegate votes - 184 district / 61 at large; 29 Pledged PLEOs; 50 Unpledged PLEOs
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15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.
27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the primaries have been postponed from 28 April Primary to 23 June. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
5 May 2020: Analisa N. Torres, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ruled the cancellation of New York State's Democratic Presidential Primary by the State's Board of Elections unconstitutional. The resultant court order- a ruling in favor of a lawsuit brought by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, among others- mandates that the Primary be held on Tuesday 23 June, as most recently scheduled, and that all qualifying candidates for this Primary be restored to the ballot. Yang v Kellner, s.d., 1:20cv-3325. Updates: The State Board of Elections filed an appeal on 7 May. On 19 May, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the primary must be held. The Board will not appeal.
12 May 2020: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously granted a waiver for the late primary date.
The 2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the New York State Democratic Committee.
On 13 September 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) signed A8176 which sets the date of New York's Presidential Primary to 28 April 2020.
2020 Presidential Primary Calendar from the New York State Elections Board.
Primaries are held when more that 1 candidate appears on the ballot. If only 1 candidate files, the primary is cancelled.
Presidential Primary Candidates who filed from the New York State Elections Board.
23 June 2020 Primary returns from the New York State Board of Elections.
Primary results from a media source.
New York law says the counting of mail-in ballots must wait until at least 8 days after the election. Media reports indicate the counting of absentee ballots in New York City will begin 6 to 8 July.
Participation in the Primary shall be limited to enrolled Democratic voters. If only one Presidential Candidate qualifies for the ballot ... then no Primary shall be held and such Candidate shall be awarded all pledged delegates and alternates.
5 May 2020: District Court Judge Analisa Torres ordered the State Board of Elections to hold the Democratic Primary Yang v Kellner, s.d., 1:20cv-3325. The Board is reviewing the decision and may appeal.
Amended Presidential Primary Certification "The presidential primary ballot shall contain no part for voting for candidates for nomination or election nor the title of such office or position unless the office or position is contested."
Tuesday 23 June 2020: New York Primary (absentee ballot counting delayed until 6/29). Hours reportedly 6:00a-9:00p EDT (1000-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
274 of 324 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New York Presidential 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.
From a party source: Biden has 159 District Delegates, Sanders has 25. Biden has 49 At-Large Delegates. Sanders is allocated 12. Biden has 23 PLEO Delegates. Sanders is allocated 6. Total: Biden 231, Sanders: 43.
Voters cast ballots for a Presidential candidate and District delegates. The name of each District Delegate candidate (along with his or her Presidential Preference and gender) appears on the ballot [Delegate Selection Plan, Part Three, Section B. 7.(b)]. Delegates are selected by gender from the highest vote getters. If a Presidential candidate is entitled to more district delegates than there were candidates on the ballot, the State Committee will fill the positions at a post-Primary caucus held before the state Convention [Delegate Selection Plan, Part Three, Section B. 8(a)].
Due to COVID-19, the Committee Meetin has been post ponted from 12 May to a 4 August virtual convention.
Tuesday 4 August 2020: The New York State Democratic Committee Meeting.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 50 National Convention delegates consist of
These 50 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.
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