Update on the Status of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

On Tuesday, May 12, the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee voted to allow for "flexible participation" of delegate participants to the Convention to be held in mid-August. This would allow the DNCC (Democratic National Convention Committee) "maximum flexibility" in making plans for the convention.

It is uncertain at this time whether the Convention will be held in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of both methods, but we know that, should the RBC resolution be passed by the full membership of the DNC, any delegate elected to a state party delegation can "accomplish their official business" and participate in the convention in some way. Additional information can be found here.

Democrats Abroad Youth Caucus call with Marianne Williamson

April 28 - Democrats Abroad Youth Caucus call with Marianne Williamson.

Thank you, Senator Sanders

Prague, CZ -- Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad, released the following statement regarding Senator Bernie Sanders’ suspension of his campaign:

"Thank you, Senator Sanders. You have shown us all the breadth of our big-tent party, and helped push progressive policies to the forefront of the political debate. Our country can be a place where healthcare is a right, not a privilege; college education can be affordable; and sound environmental policies are not an afterthought but central to the conversation.

I am grateful that the Senator will continue to represent us in Washington, D.C., and know that he will help the Democratic party come together in unity to defeat Donald Trump in November."

2020 Global Primary in Detail

Democrats Abroad announced the official results of the 2020 Global Presidential Primary today, with Senator Sanders receiving 57.9% of the abroad vote and securing 9 delegates for the Democratic National Convention, while Joe Biden received 22.7% of the vote and 4 delegates. Here's a look at voter turnout in detail:


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The 2020 Global Presidential Primary Results Are In!

  • Sanders received 57.9% of the abroad vote, securing 9 delegates for the Democratic National Convention, while Joe Biden received 22.7% of the vote and 4 delegates.
  • 39,984 Americans successfully cast their ballot, a 15% rise from 2016. 
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Global Primary Enters Weekend Voting

Global Primary kicked off on Super Tuesday and runs through Tuesday, March 10, with steady turnout set to increase as voters take to the polls on Saturday.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Withdraws from the Global Presidential Primary Selection Process

Democrats Abroad announces that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has withdrawn from the Global Presidential Preference selection process

On March 7th, Mike Bloomberg and his campaign officially withdrew his name from the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Preference selection process. 

Democrats Abroad will send 13 pledged delegates and 8 automatic delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July. The results of the Global Presidential Primary will determine which candidates the delegates represent at the Convention.  

Global Primary Turnout Continues to Climb

- First-ever voting centers in Argentina, Ecuador, Finland, and Romania contribute to in-person voting that continues to surpass 2016 turnout. -

- 60% of votes in the Global Presidential Primary have been cast remotely. -

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*Updated* Covid-19 Statement from Democrats Abroad

*Voting center changes updated March 5, 9:30am EST*

Democrats Abroad is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease Covid-19, and monitoring local government response and guidance as well as updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department.

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Super Tuesday turnout up 50%

Thousands joined in the first day of global primary voting with Democrats Abroad, with in-person turnout up 50% over 2016.

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