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 Wisconsin Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 7 April 2020
District Caucuses: Wednesday 8 April - Sunday 19 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)52 100.00%52 100.00%52 100.00%
Total52 100.00%52 100.00%52 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Wisconsin Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Wisconsin State and Local Government

 
 

The Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution from the The Republican Party of Wisconsin.

2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.


   

Tuesday 7 April 2020: Wisconsin Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All (district and statewide) Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

All 52 of Wisconsin's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Wisconsin Presidential Primary.

  • 24 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 8 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 3.]
  • 28 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 15 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are to be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 4.]

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Del
CD1 3
CD2 3
CD3 3
CD4 3
CD5 3
CD6 3
CD7 3
CD8 3
Statewide 28
Total
Delegates
 52
 

Prior to the Presidential Primary ... each District Chairman, in consultation with his or her District Executive Committee shall establish a list of ... District delegates ... to the national convention and shall submit that list to the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Within 7 days of the Presidential Primary, the committee of the candidate winning a plurality of the vote in each Congressional District shall notify the Republican Party of Wisconsin which 3 from each District list they wish to designate as delegates ... [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 5.]

At-Large delegates ... shall be selected by the committee of the candidate receiving a plurality of the statewide votes ... and ... said delegates ... shall be ratified by the State Executive Committee. It shall be understood that the candidate’s committee shall have final approval ... [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 5.]

A candidate ... is entitled to control all the delegates ... on all votes for nomination for President of the United States and Vice-President of the United States, unless the delegates ... are released by the candidate or the candidate fails to receive at least 1/3 of the total votes cast in any vote for nomination. [Article X Sections 4. and 5.]

 

Wednesday 8 April - Sunday 19 April 2020 (presumably): District Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.

 

Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020: State Convention. The statewide delegates are selected by the candidate receiving a plurality of the statewide votes and ratified by the State Executive Committee.

 

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.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html
Election Authority
  Government Accountability Board
  Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting
  Wisconsin Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Republican
  Republican Party of Wisconsin
Media & others
  Appleton Post-Crescent
  Fond du Lac Reporter
  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
 


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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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Delegate Counts
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Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  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  
 
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  
 
  Straw Polls  
 
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