The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses calendar.

Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2019 11:11 pm
The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses calendar.

The following primary and caucus dates have been scheduled by state statutes or state party decisions, but are subject to change pending legislation, state party delegate selection plans, or the decisions of state secretaries of state:

February 3: Iowa caucuses

February 11: New Hampshire primary

February 22: Nevada caucuses

February 29: South Carolina primary

March 3: Super Tuesday (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia primaries); Democrats Abroad party-run primary for expatriates features a March 3–10 voting period.

March 10: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington primaries; North Dakota firehouse caucuses (identical to a party-run primary)

March 17: Arizona, Florida and Illinois primaries

March 24: Georgia primary

March 29: Puerto Rico primary (Currently scheduled for June 7 but expected to be held to March 29)

April 4: Alaska, Hawaii, and Louisiana primaries

April 7: Wisconsin primary

April 28: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York (Currently scheduled for February 4 but expected to be held on April 28), Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries

May 2: Kansas primary

May 5: Indiana primary

May 12: Nebraska and West Virginia primaries

May 19: Kentucky and Oregon primaries (Oregon legislature considering move to March 3 or 10)

June 2: Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota primaries

June 16: District of Columbia primary (bill proposing a move to June 2 has been tabled)

As of June 2019, primaries and caucuses for the following states/territories are not yet scheduled:

American Samoa caucuses (previously held on March 1, 2016)
Northern Mariana Islands caucuses (previously held on March 12, 2016)
Wyoming caucuses (previously held on April 9, 2016): The state party initially via its draft plan proposed a party-run caucus for March 2020, then shortly considered moving it to April 18, but may have the option of replacing it with a party-run primary (as a government-run primary is not an option in the state). The final decision setting the format and date will be communicated via an updated plan in the summer of 2019.
Guam caucuses (previously held on May 7, 2016)
United States Virgin Islands caucuses (previously held on June 4, 2016)

The 57 states, districts, territories, or other constituencies with elections of pledged delegates to decide the Democratic presidential nominee, currently plan to hold the first major determining step for these elections via 49 primaries and 6 caucuses (Iowa, Nevada and four territories), while two states (Wyoming and Maine) have not yet decided their election format - as their state parties currently consider approving last minute changes to their earlier drafted state delegate selection plans. The number of states holding caucuses decreased from 14 in the 2016 nomination process to so far only two in 2020.

Reply Sat 13 Jul, 2019 05:38 am
Many thanks for this.
Real Music
Reply Sun 14 Jul, 2019 01:26 am
We are very early in the process right now.

It's going to be approximately another 7 months before the first state will have its primary or caucus.

Then afterwards an additional 4 or so months before all of the states will have had their primary or caucus.

I believe the large number of candidates running for the nomination will dwindle down to a small number
once we really get into the primary season.

I also believe that some candidates will drop out before we even get to the first state.

It's also nice to have a calendar that shows when each state will have their primary or caucus.
Reply Sun 14 Jul, 2019 07:06 am
@Real Music,
Oh, I am sure we'll see several changes before the calendar year is over. For one thing, any candidate who doesn't make it to the 2nd debate is probably toast and should have the good sense to realize that.
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Real Music
Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2020 12:27 pm
Democrats brace for long, drawn-out 2020 fight as Trump compiles big campaign cash.

Published January 3, 2020

One month out from the opening contest in Iowa, the 2020 Democratic presidential field still boasts 14 candidates, leaving open the possibility of a drawn-out nomination process.

Although former Vice President Joe Biden leads the crowded pack with an average of 28% support nationwide, the other top three contenders — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — aren’t far behind in polling and outpace the 36-year Delaware senator in fundraising.

Meanwhile, White House hopefuls, billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, launched last-minute bids. Others, including Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, are experiencing late surges before the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3.

It could be “a marathon rather than a sprint” before the Democratic nominee is announced, according to Democratic strategist Peter Fenn.

“There is no question for the Democrats that the changes in the rules make it conceivable that this could possibly take a while,” Fenn said, referring to reforms the party introduced for automatic delegates and how most states no longer have “winner-take-all” primary contests. “The second thing is that you have a lot of candidates that, at least currently, are able to get to the 15% threshold and could get delegates and prevent somebody from getting a majority,” he continued.

As President Trump’s reelection campaign reports raising $46 million during the fourth quarter of 2019 to have more than $100 million cash on hand, Fenn noted the fundraising prowess of some on the Democratic side of the ledger.

“You look at someone like Pete Buttigieg or Bernie, who’s got quite a juggernaut. They’re not going to run out of money unless they spend it very unwisely, and so they could keep on going for a while,” he said. “Money for the Democrats is not going to be a problem. Money will pour into whoever the nominee is."

Staff for Biden, 78, have tried to manage expectations about how he’ll compete for Iowa’s 49 delegates and then New Hampshire’s 33 delegates a week later, when that state’s primary is held on Feb. 11. Biden's aides have also been relatively opaque about how he'll play with Nevada’s 48 delegates, largely allocated via caucuses on Feb. 22, while relying heavily on South Carolina’s 63 delegates when the majority black primary electorate goes to the polls on Feb. 29. Then on March 3, 14 states will weigh in on who should be the party’s next standard-bearer, including California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, as well as a slew in the South. All told, 1,603 delegates will be up for grabs on “Super Tuesday," with 1,990 delegates needed for the right to challenge Trump in the general election.

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