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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 12 July 20201
State Convention: Sunday 26 July 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.44  75.86%53  91.38%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"5   8.62%5   8.62%
Bloomberg, Michael Rubens "Mike"2   3.45% 
(available)7  12.07% 
Total58 100.00%58 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Puerto Rico Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Puerto Rico State and Local Government

 
 

21 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Puerto Rico has moved the Presidential Primary from 29 March to Sunday 26 April. PUERTO RICO PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

3 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Puerto Rico Democratic Party has postponed the Presidential Primary to an undetermined date.

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.

Sunday 12 July 2020: Puerto Rico Primary. Hours reportedly 8:00a-3:00p AST (1200-1900 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 21 July 2020.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.3,93055.97%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders93213.27%
Michael Rubens "Mike" Bloomberg89412.73%
Undervotes3565.07%
Blank Ballots2753.92%
Tulsi Gabbard1942.76%
Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg1582.25%
Elizabeth Ann Warren1011.44%
Overvotes891.27%
Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer620.88%
Amy Jean Klobuchar310.44%
Total7,022100.00%
 

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.

  • 33 senatorial district delegates (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts) are proportionally pledged to presidential contenders by the Primary. District delegates appear on the ballot and the delegates to the National Convention are selected from the highest vote-getters.
  • In addition, 11 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the islandwide primary vote.
    • 11 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Tuesday 4 August 2020.

ContestBidenSandersBloomberg
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
District 1 San Juan90172945693.12231600.878196  
District 2 Bayamón66453843922.91431461.086181  
District 3 Arecibo70545154515.000580  94  
District 4 Mayagüez60843443052.81131291.189186  
District 5 Ponce89781545332.61621380.67711440.7071
District 6 Guayama84661146114.000491  78  
District 7 Humacao1,00488046592.995370  2211.0051
District 8 Carolina67752844103.10631180.894194  
PLEO6,3023,93073,9307.0007932  894  
At-Large6,3023,930113,93011.00011932  894  
Total
Delegates
  51  44  5  2
 

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

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 7 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Member of Congress (the Resident Commissioner is a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 7 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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  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
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan
 


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  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
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  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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