2020 Tennessee Democratic primary

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2020 Tennessee Democratic primary

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73 delegates (64 pledged, 9 unpledged)

The 2020 Tennessee Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, as one of 14 contests scheduled on Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the South Carolina primary the weekend before. The Tennessee primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 73 delegates, of which 64 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

Procedure[edit]

Tennessee is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020, also known as "Super Tuesday".[1]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the parts of the state in the Eastern Time Zone, and from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in parts of the state in the Central Time Zone. Polls close simultaneously throughout the state, though specific opening times are set by each county, and can open as late as 9:00 a.m. in some parts of the state. In the open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 64 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 64 pledged delegates, between 3 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 9 congressional districts and another 8 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 14 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Tennessee shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[2]

After county conventions expected to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 during which delegates to district conventions will be designated and district conventions slated for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at which national convention district level delegates will be selected, the state executive committee will likely convene on Saturday, April 11, 2020 to vote on the 14 pledged at-large and 8 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 64 pledged delegates Tennessee sends to the national convention will be joined by 9 unpledged PLEO delegates (6 members of the Democratic National Committee; 2 members of Congress, of which both are U.S. Representatives; and former vice president Al Gore).[2]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)

administered

Sample

size

Margin

of error

Michael

Bennet

Joe

Biden

Pete

Buttigieg

Kamala

Harris

Bernie

Sanders

Elizabeth

Warren

Other Undecided
SurveyMonkey Jul 2–16, 2019 128 ± 11.2% 2% 33% 6% 12% 13% 18% 9%[a]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Tennessee Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.

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