Sunday, April 5, 2015

Looks Like June 7 Caucuses for North Dakota Democrats

On Friday, March 27, the North Dakota Democratic Party made available for comment a draft of its 2016 delegate selection plan.1 The plan calls for the delegate selection process in the Peace Garden state to kick off with June 7 caucuses. The first Tuesday in June date is the same the party used for its 2012 caucuses as well. As was the case during the last cycle, the early June caucuses would align the Democratic process in North Dakota with the primaries in neighboring Montana and South Dakota.

Should all three end up on June 7, that would net each a 15% (regional cluster) boost to their base delegation according to the Democratic Call for the Convention.

NOTE: FHQ will pencil these dates in on the 2016 presidential primary calendar, but please note that the plans are not finalized and are still subject to change. With very few exceptions, though, the dates in the 2012 draft plans for caucuses states did not change.

1 The above link is to the plan on the North Dakota Democratic Party site. FHQ will also keep a version of the plan here.

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