2 May 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 15. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
The Popular Vote above is based on official returns from the 2
May Primary. Votes cast for "No Preference" are shown as
"Uncommitted". 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:
- A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard those votes cast for candidates who do not qualify.
- Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the statewide qualified vote. Bill Bradley, having withdrawn from the campaign, is not entitled to receive At-Large and PLEO delegates.
- In each jurisdiction:
- Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
- Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) × (candidate's popular vote) ÷ (total qualified vote).
- Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
- If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.
Delegate Estimate: Even though the Congressional District vote is not yet
available Gore has most likely won about 44 of the 56 district
delegates (Bradley's 19% showing would give Bradley about 1
delegate in each of the 12 congressional districts). Gore, the only
active candidate to receive 15% of the statewide vote will receive the
19 at-large and 11 pledged PLEO delegates.
Tuesday 2 May 2000: 86 of 103 delegates to the Democratic National
Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the
results of the voting in today's North Carolina Presidential Primary.
- "56 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to
presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the
State's 12 congressional districts. In addition, 19 at-large National
Convention delegates plus 11 Pledged PLEOs are to be allocated to
presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A
mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential
contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the
congressional district or statewide level."
The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of 15 Unpledged
PLEOs and 2 Unpledged "add-on"s; these 17 delegates will go to the
Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:
- 8 Democratic National Committee members
- 6 Members of Congress (1 Senator, 5 Representatives)
- 1 Governor
- 2 add-ons
The number of district delegates per congressional district in North Carolina are:
- CD # 1: 5 delegates
- CD # 2: 5 delegates
- CD # 3: 4 delegates
- CD # 4: 7 delegates
- CD # 5: 4 delegates
- CD # 6: 4 delegates
- CD # 7: 5 delegates
- CD # 8: 4 delegates
- CD # 9: 4 delegates
- CD # 10: 4 delegates
- CD # 11: 5 delegates
- CD # 12: 5 delegates
total: 56 district delegates per 12 congressional districts
North Carolina has 100 counties and 12 congressional districts: 79 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 21 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.
UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):
DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):
- CD 1: Bertie, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Vance and Warren.
- CD 2: Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Lee and Nash.
- CD 3: Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Tyrell.
- CD 4: Durham and Orange.
- CD 5: Alamance, Caswell, Davie, Rockingham and Stokes.
- CD 6: Moore and Randolph.
- CD 7: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover and Pender.
- CD 8: Anson, Cabarrus, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union.
- CD 9: Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln.
- CD 10: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin.
- CD 11: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey.
- CD 12: Rowan.
- Beaufort: CDs 1 and 3
- Chatham: CDs 4 and 6
- Craven: CDs 1 and 3
- Cumberland: CDs 7 and 8
- Davidson: CDs 6 and 12
- Forsyth: CDs 5 and 12
- Granville: CDs 1 and 2
- Guilford: CDs 5 and 6
- Iredell: CDs 10 and 12
- Jones: CDs 1 and 3
- Lenoir: CDs 1 and 3
- Mecklenburg: CDs 9 and 12
- Person: CDs 1 and 4
- Pitt: CDs 1 and 3
- Robeson: CDs 7 and 8
- Sampson: CDs 2 and 7
- Surry: CDs 5 and 10
- Wake: CDs 2 and 4
- Washington: CDs 1 and 3
- Wayne: CDs 1 and 3
- Wilson: CDs 1 and 2