2020 United States presidential caucuses in American Samoa

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2020 United States presidential election in American Samoa

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Although American Samoa will not participate in the November 3, 2020, U.S. presidential general election because it is a territory and not a state, it will still participate in the U.S. presidential caucuses and primaries.[1]

Democratic caucuses[edit]

2020 American Samoa Democratic caucuses

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11 delegates (6 pledged, 5 unpledged)
to the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 American Samoa Democratic caucuses are tentatively scheduled to take place on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The American Samoa caucuses are an open caucus, with the territory awarding 11 delegates, of which 6 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the caucuses.

Procedure[edit]

When the American Samoa Democratic Party published its draft delegate selection plan on July 3, 2019, it specified a Super Tuesday, March 3 date for the 2020 caucuses; this date was finalized via Facebook on February 1, 2020.[2][3]

In the open caucuses, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent across the territory to be considered viable. The 6 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the caucuses. Of the 6 pledged delegates, all 6 are at-large pledged delegates.[4]

The 6 pledged delegates American Samoa sends to the national convention will be joined by 5 unpledged PLEO delegates (4 members of the Democratic National Committee and the governor).[4]

Candidates[edit]

The following people have filed for the presidential primary.[5] Candidates in italics withdrew prior to the beginning of the voting period.

Results[edit]

American Samoa Democratic caucus, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden
Democratic Michael Bloomberg
Democratic Pete Buttigieg
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Bernie Sanders
Democratic Tom Steyer
Democratic Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Kamala Harris (withdrawn)
Democratic Deval Patrick (withdrawn)
Democratic Andrew Yang (withdrawn)
Total votes 100%

Republican caucuses[edit]

2020 American Samoa Republican caucuses

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9 unpledged delegates

The 2020 American Samoa Republican caucuses are tentatively scheduled to take place on March 24, 2020. The territory will award 9 unpledged delegates. These 9 delegates are unpledged unless instructed otherwise by a resolution passed by the American Samoa Republican Party.[6] It is expected that incumbent President Donald Trump will run unopposed, and thus all 9 unpledged delegates will ultimately vote for him at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murriel, Maria (November 1, 2016). "Millions of Americans can't vote for president because of where they live". PRI.
  2. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/asdems/posts/1458494807644704
  4. ^ a b "American Samoa Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/asdems/posts/1458494807644704
  6. ^ "American Samoa Republican Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. Retrieved February 11, 2020.

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