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2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries
Thu, 2020-Feb-13 01:12 UTC
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With 413,119 views on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 our article of the day is 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.

The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses are a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the approximately 3,979 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Those delegates shall, by pledged votes, elect the Democratic nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 U. S. presidential election. The elections are taking place from February to June 2020 in all fifty U. S. states, the District of Columbia, five U. S. territories, and Democrats Abroad.

Independent of the result of primaries and caucuses, the Democratic Party will, from its group of party leaders and elected officials, also appoint 771 unpledged delegates (superdelegates) to participate in its national convention. In contrast to all previous election cycles since superdelegates were introduced in 1984, superdelegates will no longer have the right to cast decisive votes at the convention's first ballot for the presidential nomination. They will be allowed to cast non-decisive votes if a candidate has clinched the nomination before the first ballot, or decisive votes on subsequent ballots in a contested convention. Overall, there were 29 major Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 election. As of February 12, 2020, 21 of these candidates have dropped out of the race, and 8 major candidates are still seeking the nomination in 2020. The October 15, 2019 debate in Westerville, Ohio featured 12 candidates, setting a record for the highest number of candidates in one presidential debate.

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