The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Republican Party Republican
Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary
Sorted by first date

Total Delegates: 2,550
Pledged/Unpledged delegates: 2,440 pledged, 110 unpledged.
Need to nominate: 1,276.
Rank (sort)
(available) Allocation
183 FebIowa404040 40
3211 FebNew Hampshire222222 22
4515 FebSouth Carolina505050 50
3125 FebNevada252525 25
13 MarAlabama505050 50
23 MarAlaska282828 28
53 MarArkansas404040 40
63 MarCalifornia172172172 172
73 MarColorado373734337
243 MarMassachusetts414141 41
263 MarMinnesota393939 39
363 MarNorth Carolina717171 71
403 MarOklahoma434343 43
473 MarTennessee585858 58
483 MarTexas155155155 155
493 MarUtah404040 40
503 MarVermont171717 17
523 MarVirginia494949 49
197 MarKansas393939 39
227 MarMaine222222 22
438 MarPuerto Rico232323 23
1410 MarHawaii191919 19
1510 MarIdaho323232 32
2510 MarMichigan737373 73
2710 MarMississippi393939 39
2810 MarMissouri545454 54
5310 MarWashington444444 44
5112 MarVirgin Islands99639
1014 MarDistrict of Columbia191919 19
1314 MarGuam99 99
5614 MarWyoming292926329
417 MarArizona575757 57
1117 MarFlorida122122122 122
1617 MarIllinois676767 67
3817 MarNorthern Marianas999 9
3917 MarOhio828282 82
2021 MarKentucky464646 46
324 MarAmerican Samoa99 99
1224 MarGeorgia767676 76
373 AprNorth Dakota2929 2929
214 AprLouisiana464646 46
557 AprWisconsin525252 52
828 AprConnecticut282828 28
928 AprDelaware161616 16
2328 AprMaryland383838 38
3528 AprNew York959595 95
4228 AprPennsylvania8888345488
4428 AprRhode Island191919 19
175 MayIndiana585858 58
3012 MayNebraska363636 36
5412 MayWest Virginia343434 34
4119 MayOregon282828 28
292 JunMontana272727 27
332 JunNew Jersey494949 49
342 JunNew Mexico222222 22
462 JunSouth Dakota292929 29
Rank Date State HardSoft PlUnplTotal
(available) Allocation

Soft: Soft count, estimated delegate preferences prior to the convention.
Hard: Hard count, the preference as originally assigned. (Note: unpledged delegates are hard counted as "Uncommitted".)
Pl: Pledged or Bound Delegates.
Unpl: Unpledged or Not Bound Delegates


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