2020 Delaware Democratic presidential primary

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2020 Delaware Democratic presidential primary

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32 delegates (21 pledged, 11 unpledged)
to the Democratic National Convention
  Joe Biden February 2020 crop.jpg Bernie Sanders March 2020 (cropped).jpg
Candidate Joe Biden Bernie Sanders
Home state Delaware Vermont
Delegate count 21 0
Popular vote 81,954 6,878
Percentage 89.4% 7.5%

Delaware Democratic presidential primary election results by county, 2020.svg
Election results by county
  Joe Biden

The 2020 Delaware Democratic presidential primary took place on July 7, 2020 as part of the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. It was originally going to take place on April 28, 2020 and then June 2, 2020.[1] It would have been one of several northeastern states that voted in what has been dubbed the "Acela primary" in reference to the namesake Amtrak service.[2] The Delaware primary is a closed primary, with the state awarding 32 delegates, of which 21 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. In the closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the city and county or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 21 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 21 pledged delegates, between 1 and 6 are allocated to each of the state's 3 counties and Wilmington and another 2 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 4 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[3]

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, delegate selection caucuses was planned to be held in Delaware, following representative district-level caucuses in March where delegate selection caucus delegates would have been chosen. National convention subdivision-level delegates will be chosen during this process, as well as the 4 pledged at-large and 2 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 21 pledged delegates Delaware sends to the national convention will be joined by 11 unpledged PLEO delegates (6 members of the Democratic National Committee; all 3 members of Congress, including both Senators and one U.S. Representative; the governor; and, notably, former vice president Joe Biden).[3]

In addition to delaying in-person voting from April 28, 2020 to June 2, 2020 to July 7, 2020, the requirements for using a mail-in absentee ballot have been broadened to include voters who wish to follow public health guidelines for self-quarantine or social distancing even if they are experiencing no symptoms.[4]



Poll source Date(s)
of error
Other Undecided
Mar 19, 2020 Gabbard withdraws from the race
Mar 1–5, 2020 Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg, and Warren withdraw from the race
Jan 13, 2020 Booker withdraws from the race
Dec 3, 2019 Harris withdraws from the race
Data For Progress Nov 15–25, 2019 481 (LV) [a] 35% 3% 8% 3% 1% 13% 11% 1% 10%[b] 15%


2020 Delaware Democratic presidential primary[6]
Candidate Votes % Delegates[7]
Joe Biden 81,954 89.39% 21
Bernie Sanders (withdrawn) 6,878 7.50%
Elizabeth Warren (withdrawn) 2,850 3.11%
Total 91,682 100% 21


  1. ^ Not reported by source
  2. ^ Bloomberg, Delaney, Klobuchar and Williamson with 1%


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Thompson, Steve; Nirappil, Fenit (February 6, 2019). "D.C. is slated to vote last in 2020 Democratic primaries. That might change". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Delaware Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 11, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Chase, Randall (March 24, 2020). "Delaware presidential primary delayed because of coronavirus". AP NEWS. Associated Press.
  5. ^ https://elections.delaware.gov/services/candidate/pres_fcddt_2020.shtml
  6. ^ "Delaware Election Results". Department of Elections. Delaware Department of Elections. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Delegate Tracker". interactives.ap.org. Associated Press. Retrieved July 8, 2020.

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