2020 Colorado Democratic primary

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2020 Colorado Democratic primary

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CA                         CO                         ME
80 delegates (67 pledged, 13 unpledged)
to the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Colorado Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, as one of 14 contests scheduled on Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the South Carolina primary the weekend before. The Colorado primary is a semi-closed primary, with the state awarding 80 delegates, of which 67 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Colorado is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020, also known as "Super Tuesday",[1] following the decision of governor Jared Polis to schedule the primary on that date on April 30, 2019. Instead of party-run caucuses as in 2016, the state will use a state-run primary in 2020 after voters passed Proposition 107, restoring presidential primaries in the state, in 2016.[2][3]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state until 7:00 p.m. In the semi-closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 67 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 67 pledged delegates, between 4 and 9 are allocated to each of the state's 7 congressional districts and another 9 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 14 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Colorado shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[3]

Precinct caucuses will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to elect delegates to county conventions, followed by county conventions by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to designate delegates for the congressional district and state conventions, congressional district conventions until April 17, 2020 to choose district delegates for the national convention, and the state convention on April 18, 2020. The state convention will vote on the 14 pledged at-large and 9 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 67 pledged delegates Colorado sends to the national convention will be joined by 13 unpledged PLEO delegates (6 members of the Democratic National Committee; 5 members of Congress, including Senator Michael Bennet and 4 U.S. Representatives; the governor; and former chair of the DNC Roy Romer).[3]


The following candidates are listed by the Colorado Secretary of State's office as certified on the ballot.


Poll source Date(s)
of error
Other Undecided
Dec 3, 2019 Harris withdraws from the race
Emerson Polling Aug 16–19, 2019 403 ± 4.8% 1% 25% 5% 13% 26% 20% 4% 8%[a]
Aug 15, 2019 Hickenlooper withdraws from the race
Public Policy Polling Jul 12–14, 2019 519 5% 22% 7% 9% 7% 15% 19% 0% 14%[b]


Colorado Democratic primary, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden
Democratic Michael Bloomberg
Democratic Pete Buttigieg
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Rita Krichevsky
Democratic Bernie Sanders
Democratic Tom Steyer
Democratic Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Robby Wells
Democratic Michael Bennet (withdrawn)
Democratic John Delaney (withdrawn)
Democratic Deval Patrick(withdrawn)
Democratic Andrew Yang (withdrawn)
Total votes 100%


  1. ^ Booker with 2%; de Blasio, Gabbard, O'Rourke, Ryan , Williamson, and "Someone else" with 1%
  2. ^ O’Rourke with 1%; Booker, Castro, Inslee, de Blasio, Gabbard, Klobuchar, Ryan, Steyer, Williamson, Bullock, Delaney, Gillibrand, Gravel, Messam, Moulton, and Sestak with 0%


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Garcia, Nic; Wingerter, Justin (April 30, 2019). "A Super Tuesday for Colorado: Gov. Jared Polis makes 2020 presidential primary official". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Colorado Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.

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