2020 Democratic Caucus Results

The 2020 North Dakota Democratic Caucus was an all-around success, with more than four times as many votes cast than in the 2016 caucus. With 14 voting locations across the state, in-person voting was more accessible than in past years. Mail-in voting was also added, allowing rural voters to have their voice heard without needing to spend the whole day driving to and from a voting center. Additionally, by switching to a ballot system in lieu of a traditional caucus, voting was made more convenient and accessible to those with time constraints. Still, the overwhelming surge in voter turnout caused long lines at some locations, as well as issues with parking. These problems will be taken into account for the next caucus, and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience that this caused.

Bernie Sanders won the caucus with 52.8% of the vote.  Joe Biden came in second with 39.5%.

Bernie Sanders will receive 8 total National Delegates, including 5 district level delegates, 2 statewide delegates, and 1 PLEO* delegate.

Joe Biden will receive 6 total National Delegates, including 4 district level delegates, 1 statewide delegate, and 1 PLEO* delegate.

As a state with only one congressional district, the allocation of North Dakota’s pledged delegates is determined by proportion of each candidate’s statewide total. Only candidates that received 15% or more of the statewide total receive delegates. Only Sanders and Biden reached that threshold.

*Party Leader & Elected Official, otherwise referred to as a superdelegate or unpledged delegate.

Caucus results by voting location

TOTALS
Candidate Statewide Fargo Grand Forks Bismarck Minot Williston Jamestown Devils Lake
ELIZABETH WARREN 366 19 13 18 10 3 3 2
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG 113 1 1 3 1 0 0 1
PETE BUTTIGIEG 164 4 3 4 2 1 2 1
MICHAEL BENNET 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
JOHN DELANEY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANDREW YANG 20 1 5 1 0 1 0 0
AMY KLOBUCHAR 223 4 3 1 1 1 0 0
TOM STEYER 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
JOE BIDEN 5,742 1376 766 1136 441 139 307 176
TULSI GABBARD 89 24 12 12 8 6 7 1
BERNIE SANDERS 7,682 2682 1033 1126 523 158 156 87
DEVAL PATRICK 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
**UNSIGNED** 87 0 8 27 8 4 8 4
**OVERVOTE** 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
**BLANK** 39 8 10 7 4 3 1 0
TOTAL BALLOTS CAST 14,546 4123 1856 2336 999 319 484 272
Valley City Dickinson Belcourt Cannonball New Town Wahpeton Fort Totten Mail In
ELIZABETH WARREN 5 1 3 0 0 4 2 283
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 103
PETE BUTTIGIEG 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 144
MICHAEL BENNET 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
JOHN DELANEY 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
ANDREW YANG 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 5
AMY KLOBUCHAR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 212
TOM STEYER 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
JOE BIDEN 212 152 146 28 94 168 21 580
TULSI GABBARD 3 4 1 3 2 0 0 6
BERNIE SANDERS 110 212 286 103 164 111 53 878
DEVAL PATRICK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
**UNSIGNED** 0 6 8 2 9 1 2 0
**OVERVOTE** 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
**BLANK** 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1
332 380 453 136 273 287 81 2215