Democratic Primary Election Results

Every winner, date, summary and link you will ever need for the upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary Race

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Below is a complete list of every Democratic Primary race with key dates, deadlines and results for the Democratic Presidential Primary race. I will update it constantly with new information as it becomes available. I will start with the beginning of the Primary Season in February and work forward, so you will need to scroll down to access the most current event, depending on where we are in the timeline. If you are receiving this by email, you will always want to refresh the post to get the most updated version. Be sure to bookmark this page for reference.

(Democratic presidential campaign signs are displayed during the Democratic Polk County Steak Fry on September 21, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Joshua Lott via Getty Images.)

February 2020

Iowa Democratic Caucus (Feb. 3): There was a lot of confusion and a little bit of error and for more detail, read What Went Wrong In Iowa. Here are the final results:

(Source: Associated Press.)

New Hampshire Democratic Primary (Feb. 11): Bernie Sanders edged out Pete Buttigieg for a win in New Hampshire, which wasn’t unexpected given Vermont’s proximity and his result in 2016. Sanders’ margin for a win was much lower than in 2016, likely due to the number of candidates who are still in the field at this point. Buttigieg will pull even with Sanders in the overall delegate count for this vote, but still maintains a slight edge in the overall delegate count so far. Worth noting: Amy Klobuchar finished in a strong and surprising third-place, giving her lots of fundraising opportunities and opening up a new two-person race with Buttigieg for the moderate lane in the Democratic presidential primary.

February 22: Nevada Democratic Caucuses:

How does the Nevada Caucus work?

  • Early voting: There are four days of in-person early voting from February 15 to 18. These early voters will use ranked-choice voting, meaning that they will rank their top candidates in order of preferences. All early-vote participants must pick at least three and up to five candidates and rank them in order of preference. This process has had overwhelming turnout so far.

  • Strip Caucuses: Businesses in Las Vegas employ a large number of Nevada voters, so the “strip caucuses” let workers participate who may not be able to make it to a precinct caucus with a caucus closer to work. These take place on the same day as the traditional caucuses, on Saturday, February 22.

  • Traditional Caucuses: These are over 250 locations across Nevada, where participants will fill out a presidential preference card with their first choice for president. If your first-choice candidate doesn't attract 15% support from the caucus-goers (which is known as reaching the "viability threshold"), you can "realign," that is, pick another candidate who already has at least 15% support or join other voters to help someone else become viable.  

  • Early votes are added in: The early votes are then added in during the first vote tally. After the initial tally, any supporters who received less than a certain threshold for the vote will be eliminated, and voters can shift to different candidates. For those early voters, the second and third preferences will be taken into account if their first preference falls short of the 15% threshold and is "nonviable."

  • How a candidate wins delegates: A candidate must meet the viability threshold in the precinct caucuses, which is 15% for precincts electing four or more delegates. For those electing two delegates, the threshold is 25%. For those electing three delegates, the threshold should be one-sixth of the attendees. 

  • Nevada is different from Iowa: The Nevada Democratic Party will load raw early vote totals by candidate for each precinct using a secure tabulation method. Precinct chairs will receive iPads that are pre-loaded with the new tool to tabulate the vote and the teams will not be using the app used in Iowa. To determine viability in each precinct, the chair will add the total number of in-person attendees to total number of early vote participants to determine viability.

RESULTS: Bernie Sanders won the Nevada Caucuses with 46.8% of the vote and 22 total delegates. Second place went to Joe Biden with 20.2% and he obtained seven delegates. Pete Buttigieg had 13.3% of the vote and got three delegates. Elizabeth Warren had 9.7% of the vote and Tom Steyer had 4.75 — neither candidate will receive delegates.

February 29: Date for the South Carolina Democratic Primary, which will give us the first real indication of the remaining candidates’ strengths with African American voters.

March 2020

March 3: This is the Super Tuesday Democratic Primary for the following states: Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. This race could determine who will become the nominee.

March 10: This is another big voting day for several states including primary elections in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington. North Dakota will also caucus on this day. Pay close attention to Michigan here to give us a glimpse of who fares well in the suburban midwest, particularly with African-American and working-class white voters. This could be the day that decides things if the candidate has not already been determined after Super Tuesday.

March 17: Primary Elections will be held for Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. If one candidate sweeps the larger states, there will be immense pressure on the other candidates to exit the race.

March 24: Georgia Primary Election

March 29: Puerto Rico Primary Election

April 2020

April 4: Primary Elections for Alaska, Hawaii and Louisiana with Wyoming holding its Democratic Caucuses.

April 7: Wisconsin Primary Election

April 28: Primary Elections for Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and New York. This could be the final last big delegate election for the entire primary race. If one candidate dominates every state this late in the primary, this could likely end the race as party leaders will move to support the leading candidate.

May 2020

May 2: Primary Election for Kansas and Guam

May 5: Indiana Primary Election.

May 12: Primary Elections for Nebraska and West Virginia

May 19: Primary Elections for Kentucky and Oregon

June 2020

June 2: Primary Elections for District of Columbia, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

June 6: Virgin Islands Democratic Caucuses

July 2020

July 13-16: Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a key Midwestern battleground state.

August 2020

Aug 24-27: Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

September 2020

Sept. 29: The first Presidential Debate will be held at University of Notre Dame, Indiana

October 2020

Oct. 7: The first Vice Presidential Debate will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Oct. 15: The second Presidential Debate will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Oct. 22: The third Presidential Debate will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

November 2020

Nov 3: Election Day