2020 New Mexico Democratic primary

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2020 New Mexico Democratic primary

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40 delegates (29 pledged, 11 unpledged)

The 2020 New Mexico Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as one of the four final states to vote in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The New Mexico primary is a closed primary, with the state awarding 40 delegates, of which 29 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


New Mexico is one of four states voting on June 2, 2020 in the Democratic primaries, the others being Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota.[1]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. In the closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 29 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 29 pledged delegates, between 5 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 3 congressional districts and another 4 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 6 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[2]

State delegates will designate national convention district-level delegates at district conventions on Saturday, June 13, 2020. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the state post-primary convention will vote on the 6 pledged at-large and 4 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 29 pledged delegates New Mexico sends to the national convention will be joined by 11 unpledged PLEO delegates (4 members of the Democratic National Committee; the entire congressional delegation, consisting of both Senators and all 3 U.S. Representatives; the governor; and former DNC chair Fred R. Harris).[2]


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "New Mexico Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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