Colorado_Democratic_caucuses,_2008

Colorado Democratic caucuses, 2008

The 2008 Colorado Democratic caucuses took place February 5, 2008, also known as Super Tuesday. A Denver Post poll from late January indicated that Barack Obama was leading rival Hillary Clinton, though polls from earlier in the year showed Clinton with a double digit lead. Both Republican and Democratic caucuses started at 7:00 pm.

As a cost-saving measure, Colorado stopped holding primary elections in 2000 in favor of a caucus system. Caucuses are run and paid for by the political parties.

Process

The Colorado Democratic caucus is a closed caucus, open only to registered voters who registered as Democrats no later than December 5, 2007, with the exception of 18-year-olds or new citizens, who can register at the caucus site. The precinct chair takes a presidential preference poll of all caucus attendees, which is what is reported to the media. After the preference poll, delegates are then selected among the attendees for each viable candidate, and supporters of nonviable groups may re-caucus into viable groups. There is a 15% threshold for viability within each level of the selection process.

Following the local caucus, county conventions, Congressional District conventions, and the state convention, on May 17, 2008, are held to finally apportion delegates to the National Convention.

Polls

Results

Precinct caucus results

3,205 precincts total.

Caucus date: February 5, 2008

National pledged delegates determined: 0 (of 55)

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Colorado Democratic presidential precinct caucuses, 2008
99.88% of precincts reporting
Candidate Votes Percentage Estimated national delegates
Barack Obama 80,113 66.53% 35
Hillary Clinton 38,839 32.26% 20
John Edwards 102 0.08% 0
Dennis Kucinich 58 0.05% 0
Mike Gravel 18 0.01% 0
Bill Richardson 17 0.01% 0
Joe Biden 4 0.00% 0
Christopher Dodd 0 0.00% 0
Uncommitted 1,260 1.05% 0
Totals 120,971 100.00% 55

County assembly and convention results

Assembly/Convention dates: February 20March 17 2008

National pledged delegates determined: 0 (of 55)

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Colorado Democratic presidential county assemblies/conventions, 2008
99% of counties reporting
Candidate County delegates Percentage Estimated national delegates
Barack Obama 6,199 62.65% 36
Hillary Clinton 3,270 32.05% 19
Uncommitted 426 4.31% 0
Totals 9,895 100.00% 55

Congressional District convention results

Convention dates: May 3–16, 2008

National pledged delegates determined: 36 (of 55)

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Colorado Democratic presidential congressional district conventions, 2008
100% of districts reporting
Candidate District delegates Percentage Estimated national delegates
Barack Obama 23 63.9% 36
Hillary Clinton 13 36.1% 19
Totals 36 100% 55

State convention results

Convention date: May 17, 2008

National pledged delegates determined: 19 (of 55)

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Colorado Democratic presidential state convention, 2008
Candidate At-Large and PLEO delegates Percentage National delegates
Barack Obama 13 68.4% 36
Hillary Clinton 6 31.6% 19
Totals 19 100% 55

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