2020 Virginia Democratic primary

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2020 Virginia Democratic primary

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124 delegates (99 pledged, 25 unpledged)

The 2020 Virginia 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 Virginia primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 124 delegates, of which 99 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

Procedure[edit]

Virginia 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 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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 99 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 99 pledged delegates, between 4 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 11 congressional districts and another 13 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 21 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Virginia shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[2]

After city and county caucuses between Saturday, April 18 and Monday, April 20, 2020 during which district delegates will be elected for subsequent congressional district conventions on Saturday, May 2, 9, and 16, 2020 as well as the state convention. At the congressional district conventions, national convention district level delegates will be nominated. The state convention will then convene on Saturday, june 13, 2020 to vote on the 21 pledged at-large and 13 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 99 pledged delegates Massachusetts sends to the national convention will be joined by 25 unpledged PLEO delegates (14 members of the Democratic National Committee; 9 members of Congress, including both Senators and 7 U.S. Representatives; the governor; and former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe).[2]

Polling[edit]

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
Other Undecided
Hampton University May 29 – Jun 6, 2019 1,126 ± 4.3% 36% 2% 11% 7% 3% 17% 13% 10%[a]
Change Research Apr 26–30, 2019 551 ± 4.2% 41% 3% 12% 5% 4% 20% 10% 6%[b]

Notes[edit]

Additional candidates
  1. ^ Castro with 2%; Bullock, Gillibrand, and Yang with 1%; Bennet, de Blasio, Delaney, Gabbard, Hickenlooper, Inslee, Klobuchar, Moulton, Ryan, Swalwell, and Williamson with <1%; Messam with 0%; others with 5%
  2. ^ Castro with 2%; Abrams, Klobuchar, Swalwell, and Yang with 1%; Delaney, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Inslee, Ryan, and Williamson with 0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Virginia Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.

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