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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucuses/Conventions: Saturday 4 April 20201
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
18 total delegate votes - 8 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Wyoming Democratic Party.
Participation in Wyoming's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All persons residing in the county and registered to vote as Democrats, at least 15 days prior to the county caucus/convention, may vote in person at the county caucus/convention or by mail. Official "Surrogate Affidavit" forms for those unable to attend in person may be obtained from the State Party.
Voters will use a Rank-Choice Ballot to rank all candidates on the ballot. The "first round" counts all ballots that follow the top choice from each voter. If one or more candidates fall below the viability threshold at the end of "first round" the candidate with the fewest votes is disqualified. All ballots in the disqualified candidate's pile will then be redistributed to the candidate marked as the second ranked candidate on that ballot. This process will continue until all remaining candidates meet the viability threshold; at which time the election shall be declared complete.
14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wyoming County Caucuses. 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.
Section III A. 1. [pages 6 and 7] Reads: "All pledged delegates shall be allocated by this plan as one category. If the Democratic National Committee allocates delegates to Wyoming in the categories of district delegates, at-large delegates, and pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegates, all such delegates shall be reclassified into a single category of pledged delegates, except that the Wyoming delegation shall include at least two Party Leader and Elected Official Delegates...." If this means that the delegates are allocated to Presidential candidates as a whole rather than by district, al-large and pledged PLEO delegates, it appears to violate DNC rules.
The County Caucuses also choose delegates to the Wyoming State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 6 June 2020: Second Tier State Convention. The State Convention delegates meet in Powell, Wyoming to elect the District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large National Convention Delegates.
Section III.A.3.b.4) [page 13] read "State Convention Proportional System ... Presidential preference vote." This implies that there may be more the 1 Presidential Preference Vote. One in the County Caucus and another at the State Convention. This violates DNC Delegate Selection Rules Rule 2. K. 5 [page 5] Requiring that the allocation of all national delegates, be locked in at the final expression of preference at the first determining step...."In addition, on page 12 the a threshold of 5.882% is mentioned which is different from the DNC approved 15%.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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|
|• Wyoming State Statutes and Constitution|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Wyoming State Legislature|
|• Wyoming Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Cody Enterprise|
|• KCWY TV - NBC - Casper|
|• KTWO TV - ABC - Casper|
|• Laramie Boomerang|
|• Politics1.com - Wyoming|
|• Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner|
|• Star Tribune - Casper - Jackson Hole|
|• The Douglas Budget|
|• The News-Record - Gillette|
|• The Powell Tribune|
|• The Sheridan Press|
|• The Torrington Telegram|
|• Wyoming Tribune-Eagle|
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