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Alabama Democratic Party adopts new delegate selection plan

Nancy Worley

Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley, on Tuesday, announced that the party has voted to adopt its 2020 delegate selection plan for the 2020 Democratic Convention.

On Monday, Worley said the Alabama Democratic Party adopted its 2020 National Convention Delegate Selection Plan by mail ballot to its State Democratic Executive Committee. The plan instructs presidential candidates on ballot access in Alabama, educates potential delegate candidates on requirements to run as a delegate to the National Convention and includes an Affirmative Action section to enhance the diversity of Alabama’s delegation to the convention.

Worley said the delegate selection plan was posted online for over 30 days for public comment, and an affirmative action committee representing each geographic area of the state, each ethnicity and each minority group underrepresented in Democratic Party functions met, researched Alabama’s presidential and gubernatorial election participation and set numeric goals for Alabama’s 61 delegates and four alternates to the 2020 Convention.

Following the adoption of the plan by the SDEC, Worley submitted the plan to the DNC’s Office of Party Affairs for the Rules and Bylaws Committee to review. Any changes that are suggested by the Rules and Bylaws Committee will have to be sent back to the State Party for revision.

The Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 13 to 16, 2020.

Wisconsin has historically been party of the Democrat Party’s “blue wall” of northern states stretching from Illinois north to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island that routinely vote for any democratic presidential candidate allowing them to focus their efforts on swing states like Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. In 2016, President Donald Trump breached “the blue wall” with wins in Wisconsin and Michigan. Democrats are hopeful that they can bring Wisconsin and Michigan back into the Democratic column in 2020.

Twenty-four democrats are presently running for the party’s nomination for president of the United States.

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The Alabama presidential primary will be on March 3.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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