2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination
1,990 Pledged Delegates Needed to Win on 1st Ballot
The content on this page, including the map, has been updated to include an estimated 211 bonus delegates
. Date and delegate information is preliminary and subject to change. The Democratic Party will nominate a 2020 presidential candidate at its convention in Milwaukee the week of July 13, 2020. Primary and caucus events will go through mid June.
Estimated Delegates Earned
Delegate counts will be available beginning with the Iowa Caucus on February 3, 2020. A majority of the estimated 3,979 pledged delegates (1,990+) are needed to win the Democratic nomination on the first ballot. An estimated 766 additional automatic delegates (superdelegates) will not participate on the first ballot (unless the nomination is uncontested). This is a significant change from 2016.
The results of national polling for a preferred Democratic nominee is shown below. While these national polls are directionally interesting, the nominee will ultimately be chosen based on delegates earned during state-by-state primary and caucus votes.