The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee held its “shortest meeting on record” today. In its meeting in San Juan last fall, the RBC finalized the rules and regulations, which were sent to State parties by Dec. 15. Patrice Taylor reviewed the upcoming deadlines (see below). The DNC will present a delegate selection plan webinar (to be scheduled). Co-Chair James Roosevelt noted that a number of states must move back their primary/caucus dates to comply with the DNC/RNC March 6 deadline. The DNC and RNC leadership recently met, and the new RNC Chair affirmed his commitment to the calendar. Some states, particularly Florida, may raise compliance issues, as noted in a recent article. The RBC takes the approach that if states document “provable positive steps” to bring state law into compliance, but fails, its delegation will be seated. This will continue to be a controversial issue. Note that Virginia Democrats were able to reach an agreement with the state GOP so that our primary date – March 6, 2012 – complies with both national party rules. Read More »DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meets
Just in time for the DPVA meeting which will consider a presidential primary resolution, the House of Delegates yesterday by a vote of 97-1 passed… Read More »Virginia March 2012 Primary Bill Passes Both Houses
Jim Webb is just the kind of thoughtful and reasoned voice we need in the Senate – but we look forward to his continued contributions to public life. See below for Sen. Webb’s retirement statement, Chairman Moran’s statementand DPVA’s statement on Senator Webb’s record.Read More »Thanks, Senator Webb
The Democratic Party of Virginia is holding its quarterly State Steering and State Central Committee meetings on February 18-19, 2011, in Richmond, in connection with… Read More »DPVA to Meet, Eat, Vote on Primary on Feb. 18-19
The House Privileges & Elections Committee yesterday unanimously (22-0) reported the House bill which will move Virginia’s presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in… Read More »House Committee Advances VA Presidential Primary Bill
Senator Vogel’s Bill (SB 1246) has passed the Senate by a vote of 39-1, and Virginia takes a big step towards a DNC/RNC rules-compliant primary… Read More »Virginia 2012 Presidential Primary Bill Passes Senate
The good news is it will be easier for Virginians to get there. Here is Chairman Kaine’s long awaited announcement, just sent to DNC members:
Dear Member —
We had a tough choice to make this year. In deciding which city should host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, we were presented with strong cases by four of America’s great communities. Today, I’m excited to announce that we have made our decision.
On the week of September 3rd, 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina will host the 46th Democratic National Convention.Read More »2012 Democratic National Convention – It’s Charlotte (NC)!
The DNC has released its requirements and guidance for preparing state delegate selection plans for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. See below, and generally see… Read More »DNC 2012 Delegate Selection Plan Information
Josh Putnam at FrontloadingHQ and Molly Ball at Politico have posts about the evolving calendar, which appears to be moving backwards (the desired direction). Stay tuned.
The Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws Committee met in November to adopt the final regulations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection. The… Read More »DNC Issues Final 2012 Call, Rules, Schedule
Final discussion and vote on Delegate Selection Rules Rule 20 & 21– A Florida representative complained that the rules don’t provide clear guidance and objective standards… Read More »DNC RBC Meeting (8/19/2010) – part 2 – Delegate Selection Rules
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met today to finalize the 2012 Democratic National Convention Call and Delegate Selection Rules. They will be voted on… Read More »DNC Rules and Bylaws Meeting – 8/19/2010 – Part 1 – Convention Call
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee convened today to finalize the draft Call to the 2012 Democratic Convention and consider a proposed charter amendment. The RBC will take a final vote on the Delegate Selection Rules and Call in St. Louis on August 19 at 12:30 pm and forward to the full DNC for consideration on August 20.
Co-Chair Roosevelt announced that the RNC adopted a delegate selection timing rule that tracks the proposed DNC schedule.
The proposed Charter Amendment would reflect one of the changes re super delegates (specifically, elimination of the unpledged add-on delegate positions). The RBC endorsed it and it will be voted on by the DNC Executive Committee and then the DNC in St. Louis.Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee – Conference Call – 8/12/2010
This weekend, the Republican National Committee adopted a rule providing for a 2012 Delegate Selection calendar which mirrors the proposed DNC rule. See Steele Memorandum. Specifically,… Read More »GOP Adopts 2012 Delegate Selection Calendar
The DNC will hold its 2010 Summer Meeting in St. Louis on August 19-20. The DNC will hold general, regional caucus, and constituency group meetings, adopt its 2012 National… Read More »DNC Summer Meeting – Resolutions (proposed)
Discussion of Call (continued): Article 2 – Delegate qualifications. Note that delegates are pledge to support Democratic nominees. State parties to adopt affirmative action – change… Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws July 10, 2010 – #2 Delegates
The Committee reviewed the draft Call – Articles 1-5, to be completed (Articles 6-8) at August 18 meeting.
But first – clarified that unpledged delegates must declare their presidential preference, but “uncommitted” is a presidential preference.
Call Article 1 – Distribution of Delegate Votes– allocation among states, assignment of alternates, and discussion of “bonus delegates,” e.g., to reward states for moving back in the process. Changes – increase number from 3000 to 3700 delegates, bonus delegates, eliminate add-on unpledged delegates, change alternate allocation to 1 alternate per 12 delegates: if a candidate meets a threshold in a state, but no alternates are available, DNC may award additional alternates.Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee – July 10, 2010 – # 1 Frontloading
Note that the RBC will meet on August 18, prior to the August 19 DNC meeting, if it wants to make changes. Rule 7 –… Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws, July 9, #2 – Inclusion and Superdelegates (updated)
The DNC RBC commenced its meeting today at 2 pm to continue the process of adoption of the draft 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection… Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting – July 9, 2010 #1 – Sanctions
The Democratic National Convention will be held during the week of September 3, 2012 in: Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; OR St. Louis, Missouri. … Read More »DNC Announces 2012 Convention City Finalists
The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee will meet and continue drafting the 2012 Delegate Selection Rules. The RBC will consider the fate of superdelegates and… Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee to Meet July 9-10, 2010
The DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee is off to an excellent start on the path to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The next steps will be an RBC meeting in DC on July 8-9 to finalize the Delegate Selection Rules and the August 21 DNC meeting which will adopt the Convention Call. Thoughts on the May 20-21 RBC meeting:Read More »DNC Rules & Bylaws May 2010 Meeting – Highlights