Primary: Tuesday, May 23, 2000
|Popular Vote||Delegate Votes|
|Floor Vote||Hard Total|
|Gore, Al||193,750 78%||47. 100%||37. 79%|
|LaRouche, Lyndon||53,150 22%|
|Total||246,900 100%||47. 100%||47. 100%|
|Voter Eligibility: Open Primary, Polls Close at 7:30 PM CDT (0030 UTC)|
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary
47 total delegate votes - 24 district / 8 at-large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs / 1 Unpledged add-on
May 31, 2000: The Arkansas Democratic party will not include votes cast for LaRouche in their delegate computations. Hence, Gore is the only candidate to receive the 15% of the vote needed to qualify for delegates. (The exclusion of LaRouche is in compliance with a decision issued last January by DNC National Chair Joe Andrew. Note: Reports state that LaRouche is a convicted felon who has lost his voting privilege in his home state of Virginia, that is, LaRouche is not a registered Democrat.)
23 May 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 8. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.
The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 23 May Primary. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Tuesday 23 May 2000: 37 of 47 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.
The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of 9 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 10 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:
Arkansas allocates 6 district delegates from each of Arkansas' 4 congressional districts for a total of 24 district delegates from the state.
Arkansas has 75 counties and 4 congressional districts: all 75 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; no county is divided among more than one congressional district.