2020 Nevada Democratic caucuses

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2020 Nevada Democratic caucuses

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48 delegates (36 pledged, 12 unpledged)

The 2020 Nevada Democratic caucuses will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020, as the third nominating contest in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the New Hampshire primary the week before. The Nevada caucuses are a closed caucus, with the state awarding 48 delegates, of which 36 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the caucuses.

Procedure[edit]

Precinct caucuses will be held starting at 10:00 a.m., with voting starting at noon, on Saturday, February 22, 2020. In the closed caucuses, candidates must meet a viability threshold within an individual precinct in order to be considered viable (with the exact threshold depending on the number of precinct delegates) and 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level, with supporters of non-viable candidates at precinct caucuses then allowed to support one of the remaining viable candidates. Of the 36 pledged delegates pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, 23 are allocated on the basis of the results of the precinct caucuses, with between 5 and 6 are allocated to each of the state's 4 congressional districts. The precinct caucuses also elect delegates to county conventions based on the results of the vote in each precinct. Of the remaining 13 pledged delegates, another 5 allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates) in addition to 8 at-large pledged delegates, but it is not yet known whether delegates to the national convention will be distributed proportionally based on the popular vote in the caucuses or the number of county delegates.[1]

The county conventions will subsequently be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 to choose delegates for the state Democratic convention. On May 30, 2020, the state Democratic convention will meet to vote on the unpledged delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 36 pledged delegates Nevada sends to the national convention will be joined by 12 unpledged PLEO delegates (5 members of the Democratic National Committee, 5 members of Congress, of which 2 are Senators and 3 are U.S. Representatives, 1 governor, and 1 distinguished party leader). These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[1]

On March 20, 2019, the Nevada Democratic Party released its 2020 delegate selection plan, introducing four days for early voting from February 15 to 18, 2020 and, like the Iowa caucuses, "virtual caucuses" on February 16 and 17 to allow those unable to physically attend to vote in addition to releasing raw vote totals. In both cases, caucusgoers' ranked presidential preferences will be sent to their precinct and counted on the day of the physical caucus. After county conventions following the previous caucuses left open the risk of a candidate winning a majority of delegates at the state conventions despite trailing among district delegates, all unpledged delegates will now be allocated on the basis of the results of the precinct caucuses on February 22.[2]

Polling[edit]

Polling Aggregation
Source of poll aggregation Date
updated
Dates
polled
Joe
Biden
Pete
Buttigieg
Kamala
Harris
Beto
O'Rourke
Bernie
Sanders
Elizabeth
Warren
Others Undecided[a]
RealClear Politics Jul 21, 2019 Mar 28 – Jun 11, 2019 31.0% 6.0% 7.5% 6.0% 18.0% 14.5% 9.0%[b] 8.0%
   – Debate qualifying poll as designated by the Democratic National Committee
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Joe
Biden
Cory
Booker
Pete
Buttigieg
Kamala
Harris
Beto
O'Rourke
Bernie
Sanders
Elizabeth
Warren
Andrew
Yang
Other Undecided
Monmouth University Jun 6–11, 2019 370 ± 5.1% 36% 2% 7% 6% 2% 13% 19% 2% 4%[c] 8%
Change Research May 9–12, 2019 389 29% 2% 13% 11% 4% 24% 12% 1% 5%[d]
Emerson College Mar 28–30, 2019 310 ± 5.5% 26% 2% 5% 9% 10% 23% 10% 3% 11%[e]

Notes[edit]

Additional candidates
  1. ^ Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined
  2. ^ Yang with 2.5%; Booker with 2.0%; Gabbard and Klobuchar with 1.5%; Castro with 1.0%; Gillibrand with 0.5%
  3. ^ Castro, Gabbard, Klobuchar, and Williamson with 1%; Bullock, Hickenlooper, Inslee, Messam, and Ryan with <1%; Bennet, de Blasio, Delaney, Gillibrand, Gravel, Moulton, and Swalwell with 0%
  4. ^ Abrams, Castro, Gabbard, Klobuchar, and Swalwell with 1%; Gillibrand, Hickenlooper, Inslee, and Ryan with 0%
  5. ^ Gabbard and Klobuchar with 2%; Castro and Gillibrand with 1%; Hickenlooper and Inslee with 0%; others with 6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nevada Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. March 31, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Messerly, Megan (March 19, 2019). "After bitter 2016 cycle, Nevada Democrats overhaul caucus process to build a bigger tent". The Nevada Independent. Retrieved April 12, 2019.

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