2020 Indiana Democratic presidential primary

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89 Democratic National Convention delegates (82 pledged, 7 unpledged)
The number of pledged delegates won is determined by the popular vote
 
Candidate Joe Biden Bernie Sanders
Home state Delaware Vermont
Delegate count 81 1
Popular vote 380,836 67,688
Percentage 76.5% 13.6%

Election results by county
  Joe Biden

The 2020 Indiana Democratic presidential primary was to take place on May 5, 2020, but was postponed to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1] It is an open primary, with the state awarding 89 delegates, of whom 82 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the primary results. Joe Biden won the primary with 76.5% of the vote.

Procedure

Indiana was to be the only state voting on May 5 in the Democratic primaries,[2] but was rescheduled to vote with several other states on June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1]

Voting took place throughout the state from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. local time. Candidates must meet a threshold of 15% at the congressional district or statewide level to be considered viable. The 70 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the primary results. Of the 70 pledged delegates, between 4 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 9 congressional districts and another 9 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 15 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[3]

The state convention will be held on June 13, to designate the district-level national convention delegates and vote on the 15 pledged at-large and 9 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 70 pledged delegates Indiana sends to the national convention will be joined by 7 unpledged PLEO delegates (5 members of the Democratic National Committee and 2 members of Congress, both of whom are U.S. representatives).[3]

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Joe
Biden
Pete
Buttigieg
Kamala
Harris
Beto
O'Rourke
Bernie
Sanders
Elizabeth
Warren
Other Undecided
Apr 8, 2020 Sanders suspends his campaign
Mar 5, 2020 Warren withdraws from the race
Mar 1, 2020 Buttigieg withdraws from the race
Dec 3, 2019 Harris withdraws from the race
Nov 1, 2019 O'Rourke withdraws from the race
We Ask America Apr 29–May 5, 2019 280 ± 5.9% 33% 20% 3% 2% 23% 2% 1%[a] 15%

Results

2020 Indiana Democratic presidential primary[4]
Candidate Votes % Delegates[5]
Joe Biden 380,836 76.5% 81
Bernie Sanders (withdrawn) 67,688 13.6% 1
Pete Buttigieg (withdrawn) 17,957 3.6%
Elizabeth Warren (withdrawn) 14,344 2.9%
Michael Bloomberg (withdrawn) 4,783 1.0%
Andrew Yang (withdrawn) 4,426 0.9%
Amy Klobuchar (withdrawn) 3,860 0.8%
Tulsi Gabbard (withdrawn) 2,657 0.5%
Tom Steyer (withdrawn) 1,376 0.3%
Total 497,927 100% 82

Notes

Additional candidates
  1. ^ Booker with 1%; Klobuchar with <1%; others with <1%

References

  1. ^ a b c Sikich, Chris (March 20, 2020). "Governor is moving Indiana primary election to June 2". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Indiana Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Past Election Results". Indiana Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Delegate Tracker". interactives.ap.org. Associated Press. Retrieved June 3, 2020.