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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 12 July 20201
State Convention: Sunday 26 July 2020
58 total delegate votes - 33 district / 11 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
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21 May 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Puerto Rico Democratic Party has postponed the Presidential Primary to an 12 July. The original date as 29 March.
On 2 August 2019, Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares signed Proyecto del Senado (Senate Bill) 1323, an amendment to the Compulsory Presidential Primaries Act, which moves the Puerto Rico Democratic primary from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in March -- 29 March 2020.
Delegate Selection Plan for 2020 from the Democratic Party of Puerto Rico.
Primaria Presidencial Demócrata and Democratic Presidential Primary from the Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico.
Primary returns from the Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process. Puerto Rico does not have voter registration by party.
51 of 58 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Puerto Rico Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Due to COVID-19, the Sunday 31 May 2020 State Convention was postponed to 26 July.
Sunday 26 July 2020: State Convention. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. If a candidate qualified to receive District delegates, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, the additional delegates are selected at the State Convention.
The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 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|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico|
|• Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico|
|• Gobierno de Puerto Rico|
|• Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Puerto Rico Government|
|• Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)|
|• Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010|
|• The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico|
|• Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)|
|Media & others|
|• Caribbean Business|
|• El Boricua|
|• El Nuevo Día|
|• El Nuevo Día - Política|
|• El Vocero de Puerto Rico|
|• Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)|
|• Elections in Puerto Rico (English)|
|• Politics1.com - Puerto Rico|
|• Primera Hora|
|• Puerto Rico Herald|
|• Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico|
|• WAPA AM - San Juan|
|• WAPA TV - San Juan|
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