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When are the primaries?

As you may know, the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries are creeping up. With the final Democratic debate before the Iowa Caucus being held tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14, I think everyone should be informed of the timeframe of all of these primaries and caucuses. While there are Republican Party presidential primaries, incumbent President Donald J. Trump is expected to win easily, due to the fact that he is a sitting President, and it is extremely rare for an incumbent to lose their party's nomination. This hasn't happened since 1856 when Democratic President Franklin Pierce lost his party's nomination to James Buchanan, who later became the 15th President.


February

3rd - Iowa (41 Delegates)

11th - New Hampshire (24 Delegates)

22nd - Nevada (36 Delegates)

29th - South Carolina (54 Delegates)


March

3rd (SUPER TUESDAY) - Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (Total of 1,345 Delegates)

10th - Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington (Total of 365 Delegates)

14th - Northern Mariana Islands (6 Delegates)

17th - Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Ohio (Total of 577 Delegates)

24th - Georgia (105 Delegates)

29th - Puerto Rico (51 Delegates)


April

4th - Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Wyoming (Total of 107 Delegates)

7th - Wisconsin (84 Delegates)

28th - Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (Total of 662 Delegates)


May

2nd - Guam, Kansas (Total of 46 Delegates)

5th - Indiana (82 Delegates)

12th - Nebraska, West Virginia (Total of 57 Delegates)

19th - Kentucky, Oregon (Total of 115 Delegates)


June

2nd - DC, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota (Total of 215 Delegates)

6th - US Virgin Islands (6 Delegates)


July

13th to 16th - Democratic National Convention


While we do not have an exact number yet, around 1,990 pledged delegates will be needed to secure the Democratic nomination on the first ballot. Stay tuned during this campaign, as it is poised to be a very interesting one! And tune in to tomorrow's Democratic debate on CNN at 6:00 PM PST.

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