The 2016 Tennessee Primary is part of the Super Tuesday lineup on March 1. I’ll be updating the results here on election night as the returns come in. On this page, you’ll also find information on how on many delegates are at stake and how each party awards them.
*** Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win the Tennessee Primary ***
Latest Tennessee Primary Polls
Tennessee Presidential Election
U.S. Presidential Elections
Democratic Delegate Count
Republican Delegate Count Dates
Democratic Primary – Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Republican Primary – Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Delegates
Democratic Primary – 76 Delegates, awarded proportionally except for 9 uncommitted superdelegates
Republican Primary – 58 Delegates, awarded using a hybrid “winner-take-most” system Democratic Primary Results
Bernie Sanders: Republican Primary Results
The Tennessee primary is open. All voters may choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. Delegate Award Methodology
Pledged delegates (67) are awarded proportionally based on statewide and district level vote totals. A 15% threshold is in place for all delegates. This means that a candidate must win at least 15% of the vote in a district or statewide election to be eligible for any delegates. Tennessee is also allocated 9 superdelegates which are not pledged based on the primary outcome. Republicans
All Tennessee delegates (58) are awarded in the Republican primary. The GOP utilizes a “winner-take-most” system for awarding delegates. Three delegates are awarded in each congressional district (27 total), and 31 at-large delegates (including 18 bonus delegates and 3 party leaders) are awarded based on the statewide results. District level delegates are awarded as follows.
- If a candidate earns more than 2/3 of the vote or if only one candidate earns more than 20% of the vote, then that candidate is awarded all three district delegates.
- If no one gets more than 2/3 of the vote in a district, and more than one candidate receives 20% or more, then the first place finisher is awarded two delegates and the second place finisher gets one delegate.
- Otherwise, the top three finishers at the district level are each awarded one delegate from that district.
- If a candidate earns more than 2/3 of the vote or if only one candidate earns more than 20% of the vote, then that candidate is awarded all 31 at-large delegates.
- If no one gets more than 2/3 of the vote statewide, and more than one candidate receives 20% or more, then the 31 at-large delegates are given proportionally to all candidates who receive at least 20% of the statewide vote.
- Otherwise, the statewide delegates are awarded proportionally to all candidates.
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