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 Wyoming Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucuses/Conventions: Saturday 4 April 20201
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)14 100.00%4 100.00%18 100.00%18 100.00%
Total14 100.00%4 100.00%18 100.00%18 100.00%

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Wyoming Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Wyoming State and Local Government

 
 

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.

Saturday 4 April 2020: Wyoming County Caucuses/Conventions. Hours begin at 11:00a MDT (1700 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.

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.

Popular Vote at County Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  

State Convention Delegates elected at County Caucuses (preliminary)

CandidateState Convention
Delegates elected
at County Caucuses
%
Total  
 

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.

  • 8 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the County Caucuses results in State's lone congressional district (= statewide).
  • 6 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the Caucus vote statewide.
    • 4 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

County Caucuses/Conventions (preliminary)

Contest
 State Convention
Delegates
Qual
Vote
Del
CD  8
At-Large  3
PLEO  2
Total
Delegates
  13
 

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

  • 4 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 4 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
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Election Authority
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Media & others
  Cody Enterprise
  KCWY TV - NBC - Casper
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  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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