Democrats Abroad primary, 2016

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Democrats Abroad primary, 2016
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  Bernie Sanders September 2015 cropped.jpg Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Candidate Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton
Home state Vermont New York
Delegate count 9 4
Popular vote 23,779 10,689
Percentage 68.79% 30.92%

Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary Results by Country, 2016.svg
Election results by country.
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders
  Results grouped with other countries in the same region
Sanders prevailed in all areas
(Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA)

The 2016 Democratic Party global presidential primary for Democrats Abroad took place on March 1–8, 2016. E-mail, fax, and postal voting were carried out from January 11 to March 8, while in-person voting took place from March 1–8. Results were released on March 21.

Global Presidential Primary[edit]

Voters may only vote once for a presidential candidate: either through Democrats Abroad, or through their home state. Those who vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary may continue to participate in their home state's primary or caucus for all other candidates for the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, and also for state and local elections and ballot measures, but they cannot vote twice for a presidential candidate.

Candidates[edit]

Four candidates and an "uncommitted" option were printed on the Global Presidential Primary ballot PDF file, in the following name and sorting format:[1]

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Candidates
Hillary Clinton
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
Martin J. O'Malley
Bernie Sanders
uncommitted

Forum[edit]

A "Global Town Hall" online videoconference was held on February 21.[2] The Sanders and Clinton campaigns participated. De La Fuente never appeared on the list of participants, and O'Malley withdrew from the race after the Iowa caucus on February 1.

The Clinton campaign was represented by Jake Sullivan and Madeleine Albright[3][4][5] as Clinton was absent from the town hall and attended a private fundraiser instead.[6][7]

The Sanders campaign was represented by Bernie Sanders.[8]

Local gatherings[edit]

Wellington, New Zealand cast the "First in the World" votes at midnight on Super Tuesday, March 1.[9] A total of 28 ballots were cast: 21 for Sanders, 6 for Clinton, and 1 spoiled ballot.[10][11]

In Singapore, Democrats Abroad held a voting session on March 7, hosting a Super Tuesday presentation[12] by KKR Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs,[13] Steven Okun,[14] who under President Bill Clinton had served as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Transportation.[15]

Voting centers[edit]

A number of cities hosted walk-in voting centers, and an official list of locations and open hours were made available as of February 6.[16]

 Australia
  • Canberra (ACT Chapter)
  • Sydney (NSW Chapter)
  • Melbourne (VIC Chapter)
 Austria
  • Vienna
 Belgium
  • Brussels
 Canada
  • Port Maitland, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Chapter)
  • Calgary (Calgary Chapter)
  • Burlington (Hamilton Chapter)
  • Hamilton (Hamilton Chapter)
  • Kitchener/Waterloo (Hamilton Chapter)
  • London (London Chapter)
  • Montreal (Montreal Chapter)
  • Fort Erie (Niagara Region Chapter)
  • Niagara Falls (Niagara Region Chapter)
  • Toronto (Toronto Chapter)
  • Vancouver (Vancouver Chapter)
  • Victoria (Victoria Chapter)
 Chile
  • Santiago
 Costa Rica
  • Escazú
  • Grecia
  • Pérez Zeledón
  • Quepos
  • San José
 Czech Republic
  • Prague
 Denmark
  • Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic
  • Bani
  • Santiago de los Caballeros
  • Santo Domingo
 France
  • Avignon (Avignon Chapter)
  • Bordeaux (Bordeaux Chapter)
  • Aix-en-Provence (Marseille Chapter)
  • Marseille (Marseille Chapter)
  • Caen (Normandy Chapter)
  • Paris
  • Grenoble (Rhone Alps Chapter)
  • Nice (Riviera Chapter)
  • Strasbourg (Strasbourg Chapter)
  • Toulouse (Toulouse Chapter)
 Germany
  • Berlin (Berlin Chapter)
  • Frankfurt (Frankfurt Chapter)
  • Göttingen (Göttingen Chapter)
  • Hamburg (Hamburg Chapter)
  • Heidelberg (Heidelberg Chapter)
  • Landstuhl (Kaiserslautern Chapter)
  • Munich (Munich Chapter)
  • Nuremberg (Munich Chapter)
  • Augsburg (Munich Chapter)
  • Cologne/Bonn (NRW Chapter)
  • Düsseldorf (NRW Chapter)
  • Stuttgart (Stuttgart Chapter)
  • Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter)
 Greece
  • Athens
 Guatemala
  • La Antigua
 Hong Kong
 Hungary
  • Budapest
 India
  • Bangalore
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
 Ireland
  • Dublin
  • Galway
 Italy
  • Florence (Florence Chapter)
  • Milan (Milan Chapter)
  • Naples (Rome Chapter)
  • Rome (Rome Chapter)
 Japan
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka (Kansai Chapter)
  • Tokyo (Kanto Chapter)
 Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg City
 Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta (Costa Banderas Chapter)
  • Ajijic (Lake Chapala Chapter)
  • Mazatlan (Mazatlan Chapter)
  • Mexico City
  • San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende Chapter)
 The Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
  • The Hague
 New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
 Norway
  • Oslo
 Panama
  • Panama City
 Peru
  • Lima
 The Philippines
  • Ortigas, Metro Manila
 Portugal
  • Cascais
  • Lisbon
 Russia
  • Moscow
 Singapore
  • Singapore
 Spain
  • Barcelona (Barcelona Chapter)
  • Madrid (Madrid Chapter)
 Sweden
  • Stockholm (Stockholm Chapter)
  • Gothenburg (Western Sweden Chapter)
  • Halmstad (Western Sweden Chapter)
  • Uddevalla (Western Sweden Chapter)
  Switzerland
  • Geneva
  • Zurich
 Taiwan
  • Taipei
 Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai Chapter)
  • Pattaya (Pattaya and Eastern Seaboard Chapter)
 United Kingdom
  • Cambridge (Cambridge Chapter)
  • London
  • Oxford (Oxford Chapter)
  • Edinburgh (Scotland Chapter)
  • St. Andrews (Scotland Chapter)
 Ukraine
  • Kiev
 United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
 Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City

Provisional results[edit]

Provisional results were the ballot counts for individual walk-in voting centers. Ballots sent by post, fax, and e-mail were not included.

Problems[edit]

Voting center cancellation[edit]

The scheduled March 1 voting location in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was cancelled without prior notice. On March 3, the organizers posted an apology on Facebook.[53]

Invalidation of ballots[edit]

The Global Council of Democrats Abroad may be invalidating all ballots from the March 5 voting center in Moscow, Russia. This is due to the event being held at a different location than the location on the official list of voting centers.[54]

E-mail voting failure[edit]

The email system for accepting ballots was down for several hours on March 7, due to the system exceeding its daily bandwidth limit[55][56][57] of 4000 MB at FastMail.[58]

Results[edit]

Postal mail ballots were to be dated no later than March 8, and were collected until 6 PM local time on March 13.[1] The results of all ballots was scheduled for March 21.[59]

Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates (13 pledged, 8 unpledged/superdelegates) to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.[60] Each of the 8 unpledged delegates will cast a 1/2 vote, for a total of 4 delegate votes (21 pledged and unpledged delegates, 17 delegate votes).[61]

The results were released on March 21[62]

Democrats Abroad primary results – March 21, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegate votes
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 23,779 68.79% 9 1 10
Hillary Clinton 10,689 30.92% 4 2 6
Uncommitted 75 0.22% 0 1 1
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 21 0.06% 0 0 0
Rocky De La Fuente 6 0.02% 0 0 0
Total 34,570 100% 13 4 17
Source: The Green Papers

Results by country/region[edit]

Region Sanders Clinton O'Malley De La Fuente Uncommitted Total Percent of total
Afghanistan 5 2 0 0 0 7 0.02%
Americas NCC* 323 104 0 0 0 427 1.24%
Argentina 67 20 1 0 0 88 0.25%
Asia-Pacific NCC* 531 242 1 0 2 776 2.24%
Australia 635 237 1 0 0 873 2.53%
Austria 286 122 1 0 0 409 1.18%
Belgium 227 150 0 0 0 377 1.09%
Brazil 101 33 0 0 0 134 0.39%
Cambodia 52 12 0 0 0 64 0.19%
Canada 2171 1087 2 0 12 3272 9.46%
Chile 110 45 0 0 0 155 0.45%
Colombia 64 18 0 0 0 82 0.24%
Costa Rica 239 91 1 0 0 331 0.96%
Czech Republic 403 99 0 0 0 502 1.45%
Denmark 358 89 0 0 1 448 1.30%
Dominican Republic 53 350 0 0 0 403 1.17%
Egypt 41 5 0 0 0 46 0.13%
EMEA NCC** 577 145 0 0 1 723 2.09%
France 1825 1058 6 0 12 2901 8.39%
Germany 2103 805 1 1 7 2917 8.44%
Greece 117 93 0 0 0 210 0.61%
Guatemala 108 65 0 0 1 174 0.50%
Hong Kong 213 137 0 0 1 351 1.02%
Hungary 92 35 0 0 0 127 0.37%
India 137 60 0 0 0 197 0.57%
Indonesia 75 25 0 0 0 100 0.29%
Ireland 356 156 0 0 1 513 1.48%
Israel 249 160 0 0 3 412 1.19%
Italy 577 269 0 0 2 848 2.45%
Japan 1178 176 0 0 2 1356 3.92%
Lebanon 29 6 0 0 0 35 0.10%
Luxembourg 65 45 0 0 1 111 0.32%
Mexico 848 535 0 2 3 1388 4.02%
Netherlands 621 290 0 0 1 912 2.64%
New Zealand 476 63 0 0 0 539 1.56%
Nigeria 1 4 0 0 0 5 0.01%
Norway 328 102 0 0 2 432 1.25%
Panama 107 43 0 0 0 150 0.43%
Peru 86 24 0 0 0 110 0.32%
Philippines 79 59 0 1 0 139 0.40%
Portugal 39 23 0 0 0 62 0.18%
Russian Federation 48 17 0 0 0 65 0.19%
Singapore 107 149 1 0 2 259 0.75%
South Africa 57 43 0 0 0 100 0.29%
South Korea 682 52 0 0 1 735 2.13%
Spain 1295 405 0 1 5 1706 4.93%
Sweden 513 202 0 0 2 717 2.07%
Switzerland 447 319 0 0 2 768 2.22%
Taiwan 303 60 0 0 1 364 1.05%
Thailand 681 235 0 0 2 918 2.66%
Turkey 126 37 0 0 0 163 0.47%
Ukraine 30 11 0 0 0 41 0.12%
United Arab Emirates 541 334 2 0 3 880 2.55%
United Kingdom 2874 1726 4 1 5 4610 13.34%
Vietnam 123 15 0 0 0 138 0.40%
TOTAL 23,779 10,689 21 6 75 34,570
Percent 68.79% 30.92% 0.06% 0.02% 0.22% 100.00%

* NCC = Non-Country Committee

** EMEA = Europe, Middle East, and Africa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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