The Green Papers
The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation - 2024


References: Call for Convention for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (10 September 2022, revised 10 March 2023) and Delegate Selection Rules for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (10 September 2022).

Primary Calendar

Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on the first Tuesday in March (5 March 2024 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]) and end on the second Tuesday in June (11 June 2024). States are required to complete their process by Saturday 22 June 2024 [Call Article III]. However,

On 2 December 2022, the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee announced their recommendations for the "pre-window" 2024 Presidential Primary states.

  • South Carolina on Saturday 3 February 2024 (at another point in the meeting, the date mentioned was Tuesday 6 February).
  • Nevada and New Hampshire on Tuesday 6 February (at another point in the meeting, the date mentioned was Tuesday 13 February).
  • Georgia on Tuesday 13 February (at another point in the meeting, the date was Tuesday 20 February).
  • Michigan on Tuesday 27 February.

The remaining states can begin on the first Tuesday in March (5 March 2024) through the second Tuesday in June (11 June).

By 5 January 2023, each of the early states must show that they are taking the necessary steps to meet the above dates. If they fail to do so, they will be required to move to the 5 March to 11 June window.

All states must submit their delegate selection plans for their "first determining step" by 1 March 2023. The full Delegate Selection Plans are due 3 May 2023.

The DNC will consider the proposal for ratification in February 2023.

  • Iowa can schedule its first tier caucuses 29 days before the window (Monday 5 February 2024 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]),
  • New Hampshire can hold its primary 21 days before the window (Tuesday 13 February 2024),
  • Nevada can schedule its first tier caucuses 10 days before the window (Saturday 24 February 2024), and
  • South Carolina can hold its primary 3 days before the window (Saturday 2 March 2024).

A table listing the start date for each state is found here.

Delegate Allocation Overview

The pledged delegate "base" allocation is determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2012, 2016, and 2020; and the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2020 census. Jurisdictions beginning their process later in the cycle and neighboring states that concurrently begin their process (aka "clustering") receive bonus delegates [Call to Convention I.].

The unpledged PLEO Democratic (aka Automatic) Delegates consist of Democratic Governors (and the Mayor of DC), Democratic U.S. House members, Democratic U.S. Senators (and the Statehood Senators of DC); DNC members; and distinguished party leaders (current and former Democratic Presidents, Democratic leadership of the U.S. House and Senate, and Chairpersons of the DNC) [Call to Convention IV.B.1.].

Elections, appointments, and deaths from now until the 2024 convention roll call will keep the unpledged delegate count in flux.

Click here to skip to the current allocation.


Computation of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions with Electoral Votes

The rules of the Democratic National Convention call for the following formula to be used in determining the allocation of delegate votes to each jurisdiction sending a delegation to the Convention.

Each jurisdiction with electoral votes is assigned a number of Base (delegate) votes based on an "Allocation Factor" multiplied by 3,200 [Call Rule I.B.] arrived at through a calculation involving the following factors:

  1. State's Democratic Vote (SDV): The jurisdiction's popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2012, 2016, and 2020). Clarification: The table below uses the votes cast for the Democratic nominee regardless of the party label on the ballot. Source: The vote total source: 2012 (FEC, retrieved 28 March 2019), 2016 (FEC, retrieved 17 January 2017), The Green Papers 2020 Presidential vote.
  2. Total Democratic Vote (TDV): The total popular vote for the Democratic candidate for President in the last three Presidential Elections (2012, 2016, and 2020).
  3. The state's Electoral Vote (SEV) for 2020.
  4. The total Electoral Vote of all jurisdictions (538).

The formula for determining a jurisdiction's Allocation Factor is:

Allocation Factor = ½ × ( ( SDV ÷ TDV ) + ( SEV ÷ 538 ) )

The number of Base votes assigned to a state is Allocation Factor × 3,200 rounded to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up).

To summarize, half of a jurisdiction's base vote is determined by the number of Presidential Electors assigned to that state and half are computed by the number of people who voted for the Democratic Presidential candidate in the last three elections.


Assignments of (intermediate) Base Votes
for Jurisdictions without Electoral Votes

Jurisdictions without Electoral votes receive the following: [Call to Convention I. E.]

  • American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands are each assigned 6 at-large delegate votes.
  • Democrats Abroad is assigned 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.
  • Puerto Rico is assigned 44 Base Votes.

Computation of Bonus Base Votes

Bonus Base votes for 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 35% awards are computed by multiplying the Base votes × 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, and 0.35 respectively then rounding to the nearest whole number (fractions 0.5 and above are rounded up) [Call to Convention I.C.2.].

 

Computation of Allocation Factor and (Intermediate) Base Votes

Some of our base delegate base votes ("TGP Base Votes") are different from those produced by the DNC ("DNC Base Votes"). The differences are noted by a strike through.

State2012201620202012 +
2016 +
2020 SDV
SDV÷TDV2024
SEV
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
Alaska122,640116,454153,7783392,8720.00184430.0055760.003710121212234
Alabama795,696729,547849,62492,374,8670.01114890.0167290.01393845455791116
Arkansas394,409380,494423,93261,198,8350.00562760.0111520.008390272734579
Arizona1,025,2321,161,1671,672,143113,858,5420.018112110.0204460.019279626369131622
California7,854,2858,753,79211,110,2505427,718,3270.130110540.1003720.11524136936937557492129
Colorado1,323,1021,338,8701,804,352104,466,3240.020965100.0185870.019776636369131622
Connecticut905,083897,5721,080,83172,883,4860.01353570.0130110.01327342434691115
District of Columbia267,070282,830317,3233867,2230.00407130.0055760.004823151522345
Delaware242,584235,603296,2683774,4550.00363530.0055760.004606151522345
Florida4,237,7564,504,9755,297,0453014,039,7760.065903300.0557620.0608321951952029394968
Georgia1,773,8271,877,9632,473,633166,125,4230.028753160.0297400.0292469494914192433
Hawaii306,658266,891366,1304939,6790.00441140.0074350.005923191923457
Iowa822,544653,669759,06162,235,2740.01049260.0111520.0108223535457912
Idaho212,787189,765287,0214689,5730.00323740.0074350.005336171723346
Illinois3,019,5123,090,7293,471,915199,582,1560.044979190.0353160.0401471281281319263245
Indiana1,152,8871,033,1261,242,416113,428,4290.016093110.0204460.018270585869121520
Kansas440,726427,005570,32361,438,0540.00675060.0111520.0089512929346710
Kentucky679,370628,854772,47482,080,6980.00976780.0148700.01231839394681014
Louisiana809,141780,154856,03482,445,3290.01147880.0148700.01317442424681115
Massachusetts1,921,2901,995,1962,382,202116,298,6880.029566110.0204460.0250068080812162028
Maryland1,677,8441,677,9281,985,023105,340,7950.025070100.0185870.0218297070711141825
Maine401,306357,735435,07241,194,1130.00560540.0074350.006520212123457
Michigan2,564,5692,268,8392,804,040157,637,4480.035850150.0278810.0318661021021015202636
Minnesota1,546,1671,367,7161,717,077104,630,9600.021738100.0185870.0201636565710131623
Missouri1,223,7961,071,0681,253,014103,547,8780.016654100.0185870.017621565668111420
Mississippi562,949485,131539,39861,587,4780.00745260.0111520.0093023030356811
Montana201,839177,709244,7864624,3340.00293140.0074350.005183171412345
North Carolina2,178,3912,189,3162,684,292167,051,9990.033102160.0297400.0314211011011015202535
North Dakota124,82793,758114,9023333,4870.00156530.0055760.003571111112234
Nebraska302,081284,494374,5835961,1580.00451250.0092940.006903222223468
New Hampshire369,561348,526424,93741,143,0240.00536540.0074350.006400202023457
New Jersey2,125,1012,148,2782,608,335146,881,7140.032303140.0260220.0291639393914192333
New Mexico415,335385,234501,61451,302,1830.00611250.0092940.007703252534569
Nevada531,373539,260703,48661,774,1190.00832860.0111520.0097403131356811
New York4,485,7414,556,1185,230,9852814,272,8440.066997280.0520450.0595211901911929384867
Ohio2,827,7092,394,1642,679,165177,901,0380.037087170.0315990.0343431101101117222839
Oklahoma443,547420,375503,89071,367,8120.00642170.0130110.0097163131356811
Oregon970,4881,002,1061,340,38383,312,9770.01555180.0148700.015210494957101217
Pennsylvania2,990,2742,926,4413,458,229199,374,9440.044006190.0353160.0396611271271319253244
Rhode Island279,677252,525307,4864839,6880.00394140.0074350.005688181823456
South Carolina865,941855,3731,091,54192,812,8550.01320490.0167290.014966484857101217
South Dakota145,039117,458150,4713412,9680.00193830.0055760.003757121212234
Tennessee960,709870,6951,143,711112,975,1150.013965110.0204460.017206555568111419
Texas3,308,1243,877,8685,259,1264012,445,1180.058417400.0743490.0663832122122132425374
Utah251,813310,676560,28261,122,7710.00527060.0111520.008211262634579
Virginia1,971,8201,981,4732,413,568136,366,8610.029886130.0241640.0270258686913172230
Vermont199,239178,573242,8203620,6320.00291330.0055760.004245141412345
Washington1,755,3961,742,7182,369,612125,867,7260.027543120.0223050.0249248080812162028
Wisconsin1,620,9851,382,5361,630,866104,634,3870.021754100.0185870.0201716565710131623
West Virginia238,269188,794235,9844663,0470.00311240.0074350.005274171723346
Wyoming69,28655,97373,4913198,7500.00093330.0055760.003255101012234
Electoral Vote
Sub Total
65,915,79553865,853,51453881,268,924538213,038,2331.0000005381.0000002.0000003,2003,2003244816398081,122
 
Jurisdictions without electoral votes.
State2012201620202012 +
2016 +
2020 SDV
SDV÷TDV2024
SEV
SEV÷538Allocation
Factor
TGP
Base
Votes
DNC
Base
Votes
Bonus Base Votes
SDVSEVSDVSEVSDVSEV10%15%20%25%35%
American SamoaAmerican Samoa has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Democrats AbroadDemocrats Abroad has 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.121212234
GuamGuam has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Northern MarianasNorthern Marianas has 6 pledged and 5 unpledged (DNC member) delegate votes.6611122
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico has 44 base votes.44444791115
UnassignedUnassigned has no pledged and a discretionary number of unpledged delegate votes as determined by the party leadership.0000000
Virgin IslandsThe Virgin Islands has 6 at-large delegate votes.6611122
Non Electoral Vote
Sub Total
           8080913152227
 
Grand Total           3,2803,2803334946548301,149
 
 

Computation of Delegate Votes

The 50 States and Puerto Rico are allocated District, At-Large, and PLEO delegates as follows [Delegate Selection Rules: Rule 8. C., D.; Call to Convention: I. D.]:

  • At-Large Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.25. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.)
  • District Delegate Votes = Base Votes - At-Large Delegate Votes. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.)
  • The number of District delegates plus the number of At-Large delegates must equal the Base. In most states, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation. Differences are noted under each state's listing.
  • PLEO Delegate Votes = Base Votes × 0.15. (Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer.) In 2024, the DNC assigned Montana 3 Pledged PLEO votes, however, Montana has 14 base votes: 14 base votes * 0.15 = 2.1, the DNC rounded to 3.

American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands are allocated 6 At-Large Delegate Votes. [Call I. E.]

Democrats Abroad is directly allocated 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegates. [Call I. E.]

Puerto Rico is directly allocated 44 base delegate votes. [Call I. E.]

Bonus delegate votes are awarded as pledged District and At-Large Delegate Votes.


Bonus Allocation

Bonus delegates are awarded to

  • Jurisdictions holding their First Determining Step (start their delegate allocation process) later in the cycle and
  • Neighboring jurisdictions who concurrently begin their process, a.k.a. clustering.

The bonus is awarded as a percentage of the pledged delegate base allocation in additional district and at-large delegates. The bonus does NOT apply to unpledged delegates.

The Presidential nomination cycle is divided into several stages:

  • The pre-window begins with Iowa (no earlier than 5 February 2024 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]), New Hampshire (no earlier than 13 February [12.A.]), Nevada (no earlier than 24 February [12.A.]), and South Carolina (no earlier than 2 March [12.A.]).
  • Stage I begins on 5 March [Call to Convention I.C.1.] and runs through 31 March [I.C.1., I.C.2.]. No "late start" bonuses are associated with these dates.
  • Stage II runs from 1 through 30 April [I.C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 10% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [I. C.2.a.].
  • Stage III runs from 1 May through 18 16 June [I.C.1.]. States beginning their process during this period receive a 20% bonus to the base allocation split between the district and at-large delegates [I.C.2.a.].
  • Beginning on the 4th Tuesday in March, Tuesday 26 March 2024 [I.C.b.ii.], a 15% bonus to the base delegate allocation is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. For jurisdictions with electoral votes, Puerto Rico, and Democrats Abroad, the bonus is applied as district and At-large delegates. For American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands the bonus is applied as At-Large delegates since these jurisdictions have no district delegates. [I.C.2.b.i]
    • Maine is considered a neighboring state of Vermont and Massachusetts. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.A]
    • Alaska and Hawaii are considered neighboring states of Washington and Oregon. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.B]
    • American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring states of each other. [TBD Regulations of the Rules and Bylaws Committee 5.1.C]

The bonus is computed as (Base × percentage) then rounded to the nearest whole number.

Example: If a state has 10 Base Votes and receives a Stage 3 bonus (20%) and a Cluster bonus (15%), the state would receive a 35% bonus-- 4 additional delegate votes.

  • District and At-Large Bonus = round(10 base votes × 0.35)
  • = round(3.5)
  • = 4

Splitting bonus delegates between the District and At-Large categories.

  • The Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes = Bonus × 0.25. Fractions 0.5 and above are rounded to the next highest integer. Should the rounding result in 0, set the Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes to 1.
  • The bonus for District Delegate Votes = Bonus - Bonus for At-Large Delegate Votes. Hence, the rounding favors the statewide At-Large allocation.
  • There may be exceptions to the above-- in 2008, South Dakota's bonus delegate was awarded as a District rather than an At-Large delegate. In 2012, Kentucky's 10 bonus delegates were awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large. Rhode Island's 6 bonus delegates were awarded as 5 District and 1 At-Large rather than 4 District and 2 At-Large. Oregon's 10 bonus delegates are awarded as 8 District and 2 At-Large rather than 7 District and 3 At-Large.

Delegate Selection Rule 21.C.1. - Sanctions

If a jurisdiction begins their delegate selection process before the "window", that jurisdiction's pledged delegate allocation is reduced by 50% and their unpledged delegates are not allowed to vote at the National Convention.

If a candidate campaigns in violation of the "window" that candidate may receive neither pledged delegates nor delegate votes from the state where the violation occurred.

Text of Rule 21.C.1.

  • a. Violation of timing: In the event the Delegate Selection Plan of a state party provides or permits a meeting, caucus, convention or primary which constitutes the first determining stage in the presidential nominating process to be held prior to or after the dates for the state as provided in Rule 11 of these rules, or in the event a state holds such a meeting, caucus, convention or primary prior to or after such dates, the number of pledged delegates elected in each category allocated to the state pursuant to the Call for the National Convention shall be reduced by fifty (50%) percent, and the number of alternates shall also be reduced by fifty (50%) percent. In addition, none of the members of the Democratic National Committee and no other automatic delegate allocated pursuant to Rule 9.A. from that state shall be permitted to vote as members of the state's delegation. In determining the actual number of delegates or alternates by which the state's delegation is to be reduced, any fraction below .5 shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number, and any fraction of .5 or greater shall be rounded up to the next nearest whole number.
  • b. A presidential candidate who campaigns in a state where the state party is in violation of the timing provisions of these rules, or where a primary or caucus is set by a state’s government on a date that violates the timing provisions of these rules, shall not receive pledged delegates or delegate votes from that state. Candidates may, however, campaign in such a state after the primary or caucus that violates these rules. “Campaigning” for purposes of this section includes, but is not limited to, placing a candidate's name on the ballot or failing to take action to remove it from the ballot, purchasing print, internet, or electronic advertising that reaches a significant 1 percentage of the voters in the aforementioned state; hiring campaign workers; opening an office; making public appearances; holding news conferences; coordinating volunteer activities; sending mail, other than fundraising requests that are also sent to potential donors in other states; using paid or volunteer phones or automated calls to contact voters; sending emails or establishing a website specific to that state; holding events to which Democratic voters are invited; attending events sponsored by state or local Democratic organizations; or paying for campaign materials to be used in such a state. The Rules and Bylaws Committee will determine whether candidate activities are covered by this section.

Distribution of District Delegates between Districts

Each congressional or legislative district is apportioned a percentage of the District delegates based on Democratic performance in that district. The formula is decided by the state and is some combination of (1) the vote for Democratic candidates in the two most recent presidential elections; (2) the vote for the Democratic candidates in the most recent presidential and gubernatorial elections; and (3) Democratic party registration/enrollment [Delegate Selection Rules, Rule 8. A.].


A table, to be added at future time, will detail the date of each jurisdiction's 2024 First Determining Step, the corresponding stage (I, II, or III), and its clustering status.

The Bonus Delegate Detail shows the number of delegates each jurisdiction would receive with No Bonus, Stage I with Clustering, Stage II, Stage II with Clustering, Stage III, and Stage III with Clustering. The current bonus is shown in black with other options in gray.

 

Bonus Delegate Detail (assuming no sanctions)

Key: Stg=Stage, Clus=Cluster Bonus

Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total
Alabama
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   34117527590.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 391375976611.86%+7
Stg 241 38127577648.47%+5
Stg 2+Clus83 421476377018.64%+11
Stg 372 411376176815.25%+9
Stg 3+Clus124 461576877527.12%+16
Alaska
First Determining Step: Saturday 6 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   932145190.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 2 1 942155205.26%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421752215.79%+3
Stg 311 10421652110.53%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421852321.05%+4
American Samoa
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Arizona
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   471697213850.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5418981139410.59%+9
Stg 242 511897813917.06%+6
Stg 2+Clus124 59209881310118.82%+16
Stg 3103 5719985139815.29%+13
Stg 3+Clus166 63229941310725.88%+22
Arkansas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2074315360.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 23843554011.11%+4
Stg 221 2284345398.33%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 25943854319.44%+7
Stg 341 24843654113.89%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 27944054525.00%+9
California
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2779255424704940.00%0
Stg 1+Clus4114 318106554797054911.13%+55
Stg 2289 30510155461705317.49%+37
Stg 2+Clus6923 346115555167058618.62%+92
Stg 35519 332111554987056814.98%+74
Stg 3+Clus9732 374124555537062326.11%+129
Colorado
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   471697215870.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 5418981159610.34%+9
Stg 242 511897815936.90%+6
Stg 2+Clus124 59209881510318.39%+16
Stg 3103 57199851510014.94%+13
Stg 3+Clus166 63229941510925.29%+22
Connecticut
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   321164914630.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 361365514699.52%+6
Stg 231 351265314676.35%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 4014660147417.46%+11
Stg 372 3913658147214.29%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 4315664147823.81%+15
Delaware
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   11421715320.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521915346.25%+2
Stg 211 12521915346.25%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 145221153612.50%+4
Stg 321 13522015359.38%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222153715.63%+5
Democrats Abroad
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    121134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1  131144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus 3  1511642017.65%+3
Stg 3 2  1411541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus 4  1611742123.53%+4
District of Columbia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   11421732490.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 12521932514.08%+2
Stg 211 12521932514.08%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 14522132538.16%+4
Stg 321 13522032526.12%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 155222325410.20%+5
Florida
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1464929224292530.00%0
Stg 1+Clus227 16856292532928211.46%+29
Stg 2155 1615429244292737.91%+20
Stg 2+Clus3712 18361292732930219.37%+49
Stg 32910 17559292632929215.42%+39
Stg 3+Clus5117 19766292922932126.88%+68
Georgia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   702414108151230.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8028141221513711.38%+14
Stg 272 772614117151327.32%+9
Stg 2+Clus186 8830141321514719.51%+24
Stg 3145 8429141271514215.45%+19
Stg 3+Clus258 9532141411515626.83%+33
Guam
First Determining Step: Saturday 8 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Hawaii
First Determining Step: Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1453229310.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1663259349.68%+3
Stg 211 1563249336.45%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 18632793616.13%+5
Stg 331 17632693512.90%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 19732993822.58%+7
Idaho
First Determining Step: Thursday 23 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1343204240.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15532342712.50%+3
Stg 211 1453224268.33%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 16532442816.67%+4
Stg 321 15532342712.50%+3
Stg 3+Clus42 17632643025.00%+6
Illinois
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   963219147301770.00%0
Stg 1+Clus145 11037191663019610.73%+19
Stg 2103 1063519160301907.34%+13
Stg 2+Clus248 12040191793020918.08%+32
Stg 3197 11539191733020314.69%+26
Stg 3+Clus3411 13043191923022225.42%+45
Indiana
First Determining Step: Tuesday 7 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   44149679760.00%0
Stg 1+Clus72 511697698511.84%+9
Stg 242 48169739827.89%+6
Stg 2+Clus114 551898299119.74%+15
Stg 393 531797998815.79%+12
Stg 3+Clus155 591998799626.32%+20
Iowa
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2695406460.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 301054565110.87%+5
Stg 231 29105446508.70%+4
Stg 2+Clus72 331154965519.57%+9
Stg 352 311154765315.22%+7
Stg 3+Clus93 351255265826.09%+12
Kansas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2274336390.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 25843764310.26%+4
Stg 221 2484366427.69%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 27944064617.95%+7
Stg 342 26943964515.38%+6
Stg 3+Clus73 291044364925.64%+10
Kentucky
First Determining Step: Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   29106456510.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 331265165711.76%+6
Stg 231 32116496557.84%+4
Stg 2+Clus73 361365566119.61%+10
Stg 362 351265365915.69%+8
Stg 3+Clus104 391465966527.45%+14
Louisiana
First Determining Step: Saturday 23 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   31116486540.00%0
Stg 1+Clus42 351365466011.11%+6
Stg 231 34126526587.41%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 391465966520.37%+11
Stg 362 371365666214.81%+8
Stg 3+Clus114 421566366927.78%+15
Maine
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1653248320.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 1863278359.38%+3
Stg 211 1763268346.25%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 20632983715.63%+5
Stg 331 19632883612.50%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 21733183921.88%+7
Maryland
First Determining Step: Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   52181181231040.00%0
Stg 1+Clus83 602111922311510.58%+11
Stg 252 57201188231116.73%+7
Stg 2+Clus135 652311992312217.31%+18
Stg 3104 622211952311813.46%+14
Stg 3+Clus196 7124111062312924.04%+25
Massachusetts
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   60201292241160.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6923121042412810.34%+12
Stg 262 662212100241246.90%+8
Stg 2+Clus155 7525121122413617.24%+20
Stg 3124 7224121082413213.79%+16
Stg 3+Clus217 8127121202414424.14%+28
Michigan
First Determining Step: Tuesday 27 February 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   762615117221390.00%0
Stg 1+Clus114 8730151322215410.79%+15
Stg 273 832915127221497.19%+10
Stg 2+Clus197 9533151432216518.71%+26
Stg 3155 9131151372215914.39%+20
Stg 3+Clus279 10335151532217525.90%+36
Minnesota
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   4916107518930.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 561910851810310.75%+10
Stg 252 54181082181007.53%+7
Stg 2+Clus124 612010911810917.20%+16
Stg 3103 591910881810613.98%+13
Stg 3+Clus176 662210981811624.73%+23
Mississippi
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2285355400.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 26954054512.50%+5
Stg 221 2495385437.50%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 281054354820.00%+8
Stg 342 261054154615.00%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 301154655127.50%+11
Missouri
First Determining Step: Saturday 23 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   42148646700.00%0
Stg 1+Clus62 481687267811.43%+8
Stg 242 46168706768.57%+6
Stg 2+Clus104 521887868420.00%+14
Stg 383 501787568115.71%+11
Stg 3+Clus155 571988469028.57%+20
Montana
First Determining Step: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1132165210.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 1242185239.52%+2
Stg 2 1 1142175224.76%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 14422052519.05%+4
Stg 321 13421952414.29%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 15422152623.81%+5
Nebraska
First Determining Step: Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1753255300.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 19632853310.00%+3
Stg 211 1863275326.67%+2
Stg 2+Clus42 21733153620.00%+6
Stg 331 20632953413.33%+4
Stg 3+Clus62 23733353826.67%+8
Nevada
First Determining Step: Tuesday 6 February 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   23853613490.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 279541135410.20%+5
Stg 221 25953913526.12%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 2910544135716.33%+8
Stg 342 2710542135512.24%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 3111547136022.45%+11
New Hampshire
First Determining Step: Tuesday 23 January 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1553230230.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 17632602613.04%+3
Stg 211 1663250258.70%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 19632802821.74%+5
Stg 331 18632702717.39%+4
Stg 3+Clus52 20733003030.43%+7
New Jersey
First Determining Step: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   702314107201270.00%0
Stg 1+Clus104 8027141212014111.02%+14
Stg 272 772514116201367.09%+9
Stg 2+Clus176 8729141302015018.11%+23
Stg 3145 8428141262014614.96%+19
Stg 3+Clus258 9531141402016025.98%+33
New Mexico
First Determining Step: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   19642911400.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 227433114410.00%+4
Stg 221 21743211437.50%+3
Stg 2+Clus42 238435114615.00%+6
Stg 341 237434114512.50%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 268438114922.50%+9
New York
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   1434829220372570.00%0
Stg 1+Clus227 16555292493728611.28%+29
Stg 2145 1575329239372767.39%+19
Stg 2+Clus3612 17960292683730518.68%+48
Stg 32810 17158292583729514.79%+38
Stg 3+Clus5017 19365292873732426.07%+67
North Carolina
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   762515116171330.00%0
Stg 1+Clus114 8729151311714811.28%+15
Stg 273 832815126171437.52%+10
Stg 2+Clus196 9531151411715818.80%+25
Stg 3155 9130151361715315.04%+20
Stg 3+Clus269 10234151511716826.32%+35
North Dakota
First Determining Step: Saturday 30 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   832134170.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 2 1 842144185.88%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 10421642017.65%+3
Stg 311 9421541911.76%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 11421742123.53%+4
Northern Marianas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus    6 65110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Stg 3 1  7 75129.09%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 851318.18%+2
Ohio
First Determining Step: Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   822817127161430.00%0
Stg 1+Clus134 9532171441616011.89%+17
Stg 283 903117138161547.69%+11
Stg 2+Clus217 10335171551617119.58%+28
Stg 3166 9834171491616515.38%+22
Stg 3+Clus2910 11138171661618227.27%+39
Oklahoma
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   2385365410.00%0
Stg 1+Clus41 27954154612.20%+5
Stg 221 2595395447.32%+3
Stg 2+Clus62 291054454919.51%+8
Stg 342 271054254714.63%+6
Stg 3+Clus83 311154755226.83%+11
Oregon
First Determining Step: Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   371275612680.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 4214763127510.29%+7
Stg 241 411376112737.35%+5
Stg 2+Clus93 4615768128017.65%+12
Stg 373 4415766127814.71%+10
Stg 3+Clus134 5016773128525.00%+17
Pennsylvania
First Determining Step: Tuesday 23 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   953219146261720.00%0
Stg 1+Clus145 10937191652619111.05%+19
Stg 2103 1053519159261857.56%+13
Stg 2+Clus248 11940191782620418.60%+32
Stg 3196 11438191712619714.53%+25
Stg 3+Clus3311 12843191902621625.58%+44
Puerto Rico
First Determining Step: Sunday 28 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   33117515560.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 381375856312.50%+7
Stg 231 36127555607.14%+4
Stg 2+Clus83 411476256719.64%+11
Stg 372 401376056516.07%+9
Stg 3+Clus114 441576657126.79%+15
Rhode Island
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March
No Bonus   1353218290.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15632483210.34%+3
Stg 211 1463238316.90%+2
Stg 2+Clus41 17632683417.24%+5
Stg 331 16632583313.79%+4
Stg 3+Clus42 17732783520.69%+6
South Carolina
First Determining Step: Saturday 3 February 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   361275510650.00%0
Stg 1+Clus52 4114762107210.77%+7
Stg 241 401376010707.69%+5
Stg 2+Clus93 4515767107718.46%+12
Stg 373 4315765107515.38%+10
Stg 3+Clus134 4916772108226.15%+17
South Dakota
First Determining Step: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   932144180.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 2 1 942154195.56%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 11421742116.67%+3
Stg 311 10421642011.11%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 12421842222.22%+4
Tennessee
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   41148637700.00%0
Stg 1+Clus62 471687177811.43%+8
Stg 242 45168697768.57%+6
Stg 2+Clus104 511887778420.00%+14
Stg 383 491787478115.71%+11
Stg 3+Clus145 551988278927.14%+19
Texas
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1595332244292730.00%0
Stg 1+Clus248 18361322762930511.72%+32
Stg 2165 1755832265292947.69%+21
Stg 2+Clus4013 19966322972932619.41%+53
Stg 33111 19064322862931515.38%+42
Stg 3+Clus5519 21472323182934727.11%+74
Unassigned
First Determining Step: (Not applicable)
       044  
Utah
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1974304340.00%0
Stg 1+Clus31 22843443811.76%+4
Stg 221 2184334378.82%+3
Stg 2+Clus52 24943744120.59%+7
Stg 341 23843543914.71%+5
Stg 3+Clus72 26943944326.47%+9
Vermont
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   1132168240.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 1242188268.33%+2
Stg 2 1 1142178254.17%+1
Stg 2+Clus31 14422082816.67%+4
Stg 321 13421982712.50%+3
Stg 3+Clus41 15422182920.83%+5
Virgin Islands
First Determining Step: Saturday 8 June 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus    6 66120.00%0
Stg 1+Clus 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 2 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 2+Clus 2  8 861416.67%+2
Stg 3 1  7 76138.33%+1
Stg 3+Clus 2  8 861416.67%+2
Virginia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   64221399201190.00%0
Stg 1+Clus103 7425131122013210.92%+13
Stg 272 712413108201287.56%+9
Stg 2+Clus166 8028131212014118.49%+22
Stg 3134 7726131162013614.29%+17
Stg 3+Clus228 8630131292014925.21%+30
Washington
First Determining Step: Tuesday 12 March 2024 - Stage I (January, February, March)
No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April)
No Bonus   60201292191110.00%0
Stg 1+Clus93 6923121041912310.81%+12
Stg 262 662212100191197.21%+8
Stg 2+Clus155 7525121121913118.02%+20
Stg 3124 7224121081912714.41%+16
Stg 3+Clus217 8127121201913925.23%+28
West Virginia
First Determining Step: Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Stage III (May to 16 June)
20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June)
No Bonus   1343205250.00%0
Stg 1+Clus21 15532352812.00%+3
Stg 211 1453225278.00%+2
Stg 2+Clus31 16532452916.00%+4
Stg 321 15532352812.00%+3
Stg 3+Clus42 17632653124.00%+6
Wisconsin
First Determining Step: Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   4916107513880.00%0
Stg 1+Clus73 56191085139811.36%+10
Stg 252 5418108213957.95%+7
Stg 2+Clus124 612010911310418.18%+16
Stg 3103 591910881310114.77%+13
Stg 3+Clus176 662210981311126.14%+23
Wyoming
First Determining Step: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Stage II (April)
10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April)
No Bonus   732124160.00%0
Stg 1+Clus11 8421441812.50%+2
Stg 2 1 742134176.25%+1
Stg 2+Clus21 9421541918.75%+3
Stg 311 8421441812.50%+2
Stg 3+Clus31 10421642025.00%+4
Bonus District At-Large PLEO District At-Large PLEO Total Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
Votes
Percent
Increase
in
Delegation
Size
Number
Of
Additional
Delegate
Votes
Bonus Delegate Votes Total Pledged Delegate Votes
 
 

Bonus Delegate Summary

  • No Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (before April): 35 jurisdictions: Alabama, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Unassigned, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington.
  • Stage 1 with 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage I (March) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 0 jurisdictions
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April): 6 jurisdictions: Alaska, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
  • 10% Stage 2 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage II (April) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 3 jurisdictions: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June): 14 jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Guam, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, West Virginia.
  • 20% Stage 3 Bonus and 15% Cluster Bonus - Process begins in Stage III (May and June) and three or more neighboring states begin on the same date and on or after 24 March: 0 jurisdictions
 

Automatic (formerly Unpledged) Delegates

About 1 in 6 of the delegate votes at the convention will come from "automatic" (a.k.a. "unpledged", "unbound", or "Superdelegates"). These delegates serve because of the office they hold or office(s) they have held. The presidential preference of these delegates is not a factor in their selection as delegates. Automatic delegates are [Call for Convention: I. F., G., H., J.]:

  • The approximately 447 elected members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
    • The size of each member's vote is the same as cast at meetings of the DNC -- those with fractional votes are the 8 DNC members from Democrats Abroad. Each casts ½ vote.
  • Democratic Governors of the 50 states along with the following officeholders (assuming, of course, that they are Democrats):
    • the territorial Governor of American Samoa
    • the Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • the territorial Governor of Guam
    • the Governor of Puerto Rico
    • the territorial Governor of the Virgin Islands
  • Democratic Senators and House members from the 50 states plus the following Non-voting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (again, assuming that they are Democrats):
    • the House Delegate from American Samoa
    • the House Delegate from the District of Columbia
    • the two "Shadow" Senators from the District of Columbia
    • the House Delegate from Guam
    • the Resident Commissioner (House Delegate) from Puerto Rico
    • the House Delegate from the Virgin Islands
    • the House Delegate from the Northern Marianas.
  • Distinguished Party Leaders (current and former U.S. Presidents and Vice-Presidents who were elected as Democrats, former Democratic Leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House [including former Democratic Speakers of the House and former Democratic Leaders in both houses of Congress], and former National and General Chairs of the Democratic National Committee. The weight of each DNC member's vote (1 whole vote or a fraction of a vote) is the same as (s)he is allowed to cast at DNC meetings.

These "Automatic" delegates go to the Convention officially "Unpledged" (that is, not committed- ahead of time- to vote for any particular presidential contender), though it is well known that many- if not most- of these may very well be privately supporting a presidential contender.

If an Automatic delegates is elected as a Pledged delegate, that individual will serve as a Pledged and not as an Automatic delegate.

The number of "Automatic" delegates to the Democratic National Convention is subject to change due to deaths, resignations from office (for those PLEOs who hold an elective office) or accession- by a Democrat- to an elective office through an intervening election or special election. In addition, any Automatic PLEO who shall subsequently become a Pledged PLEO may further alter the number of Automatic National Convention delegates within a given delegation.


Awarding Delegates to candidates

During the primaries, caucuses, and conventions delegates are "won" by candidates as follows:

  • In primary states, the delegates are allocated according to the statewide primary vote. In non-primary states, the delegates are allocated according to the vote in the first determining step (very first caucus).
  • District Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the vote in each Congressional (or other) District.
  • At-Large Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote. (Fine point: If a presidential candidate is no longer a candidate at the time of selection of the at-large delegates, that candidate receives NO at-large delegates [Delegate Selection Rules: Rule 11.C.]. In most jurisdictions, the delegates are selected [according to the results of the primary or caucus] some time after the primary.)
  • Pledged PLEO Delegates are proportionally allocated according to the statewide vote.
  • Automatic Delegates vote their conscience.
 

Official Allocation
Sorted by Total Delegate Votes

Rank (sort)
State
Pledged Delegate Votes Unpledged Delegate Votes (sort)
Total
Delegate
Votes
District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
(sort)
Total
Pledged
Delegate
Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
(sort)
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
1California2779255424262401170494
2New York1796029268182151137305
Includes 36 District and 12 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster CT, NY, RI) bonus delegates.
3Texas159533224416 13  29273
4Florida146492922419 8 229253
5Pennsylvania105351915913291126185
Includes 10 District and 3 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
6Illinois963219147122141130177
7New Jersey8428141268291 20146
Includes 14 District and 5 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
8Ohio832717127915 116143
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (82.5 rounded to 83), At-Large (27.5 rounded to 27).
9Michigan77251511712271 22139
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (76.5 rounded to 77), At-Large (25.5 rounded to 25).
10North Carolina7625151169 71 17133
11Georgia712314108725 115123
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (70.5 rounded to 71), At-Large (23.5 rounded to 23).
12Virginia652113991126 120119
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (64.5 rounded to 65), At-Large (21.5 rounded to 21).
13Maryland6321119512271123118
Includes 10 District and 4 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (52.5 rounded to 53), At-Large (17.5 rounded to 17).
14Massachusetts602012929291324116
15Washington602012928281 19111
16Wisconsin541810829121 1395
Includes 5 District and 2 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates
17Minnesota4916107511241 1893
18Indiana53179797 2  988
Includes 9 District and 3 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
19Colorado4716972625111587
20Arizona47169728131 1385
21Oregon44157665241 1278
Includes 7 District and 3 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
22Connecticut4014660525111474
Includes 8 District and 3 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster CT, NY, RI) bonus delegates.
23Missouri42148644 2  670
24Tennessee41148635 1 1770
25South Carolina36127559 1  1065
26Puerto Rico36127554  1 560
Includes 1 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster PR) bonus delegates.
27Alabama34117526 1  759
28Kentucky35126534 11 659
Includes 4 District and 2 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
29Louisiana32106485 1  654
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (31.5 rounded to 32), At-Large (10.5 rounded to 10).
30District of Columbia13522028211 3252
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
31Nevada238536823  1349
32Iowa2695406    646
33New Mexico237434423111145
Includes 4 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates
34Oklahoma2385365    541
35Mississippi2375354 1  540
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (22.5 rounded to 23), At-Large (7.5 rounded to 7).
36Kansas2274334 11 639
37Arkansas2074315    536
38Delaware1252191021111534
Includes 1 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
39Nebraska2063295    534
Includes 3 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
40Rhode Island1853263221 834
Includes 4 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II + 15% Cluster CT, NY, RI) bonus delegates.
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (13.5 rounded to 14), At-Large (4.5 rounded to 4).
41Utah2064304    434
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (19.5 rounded to 20), At-Large (6.5 rounded to 6).
42Maine16532431211832
43Hawaii1453224221 931
44Idaho1553234    427
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates
45Montana12532041   525
Includes 2 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
The PLEO Delegate Votes (14 base delegates × 0.15 = 2.1) was rounded to 3.
46West Virginia13432041   525
47Vermont113216421 1824
Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders who was elected as an Independent in 2012 and 2018 is counted as a Democratic Unpledged PLEO.
48Alaska942154 1  520
Includes 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
49South Dakota1042164    420
Includes 1 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
50Democrats Abroad 121134    417
51North Dakota832134    417
52Wyoming832134    417
Includes 0 District and 1 At-Large (10% Stage II) bonus delegates.
Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (7.5 rounded to 8), At-Large (2.5 rounded to 2).
53Virgin Islands 7 74 11 613
Includes 0 District and 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates.
54Guam 7 74  1 512
Includes 1 At-Large (20% Stage III) bonus delegates
55American Samoa 6 64  1 511
56Northern Marianas 6 64 1  511
57New Hampshire72110      10
12 January 2024: Due to the non compliant 23 January primary, the state is docked from 32 to 10 delegate votes. Breakdown: 15 to 7 district, 5 to 2 at-large, and 3 to 1 pledged PLEO delegates; 5 to 0 voting DNC Members, 2 to 0 voting Senators, and 2 to 0 voting House members. The date of New Hampshire’s first determining step is in conflict with Rules 12.A and 21.C.1.
58Unassigned    4    44
Totals2,5578894883,9344265021428207384,672
Rank State District
Delegate
Votes
At-
Large
Delegate
Votes
PLEO
Delegate
Votes
Total
Pledged
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Votes
DNC
Members
Senate House Governor Distin-
guished
Party
Leaders
Total
Unpledged
Delegate
Votes
Total
Delegate
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DNC Members

"In a relative handful of cases, a Member of Congress or a Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee (in some of these cases, such as that of the Democrats' Congressional Leaders- House Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader- Members of Congress are DNC members ex-officio; in other cases, however, they represent various associated committees or organizations affiliated with the DNC: for example, U.S. Senators sit on the DNC as representatives of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee- likewise, Congressmen and Governors sit on the DNC as representatives of, respectively, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors' Association); the Democratic Party lists these Unpledged PLEOs who are DNC members as well as holders of elective office solely as DNC members (in other words, as far as the Party is concerned, these people are "Party Leaders" more than "Elected Officials"). However, it is the considered opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average user of this web site is going to think of these few Unpledged PLEOs who are in the unique position of being both PLs AND EOs more in terms of their elected office than their DNC membership: as a result, "The Green Papers" has "converted" DNC members who happen also to be Governors, Senators and Representatives to their political office from their DNC membership. Therefore, the breakdown in each state or other jurisdiction of Unpledged PLEOs as posted on "The Green Papers" may differ somewhat from that put out by the Democratic Party itself: where this is the case, it is so indicated on the appropriate DEMOCRAT page for the affected state or other jurisdiction."


Replacing Automatic Delegates

Automatic delegates shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except under the following conditions:

  1. Members of Congress and Democratic Governors shall not be entitled to name a replacement. In the event of changes or vacancies in the state's Congressional Delegation, following the official confirmation and prior to the commencement of the national convention, the DNC Secretary shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by the Democratic Caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives or the Democratic Conference of the U. S. Senate. In the event of a change or vacancy in the state's office of Governor, the DNC shall recognize only such changes as have been officially recognized by the Democratic Governors' Association.
  2. Members of the DNC shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except in the case of death of such delegates. In the case where the state's DNC membership changes following the DNC Secretary's official confirmation, but prior to the commencement of the Democratic National Convention, acknowledgment by the Secretary of the new DNC member certification shall constitute verification of the corresponding change of automatic delegates.
  3. Distinguished Party Leader delegates allocated to the state shall not be entitled to name a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to name a replacement.
  4. In no case may an alternate cast a vote for an automatic delegate.
   
 


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