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April 19, 2016 — New York Presidential Primary & Special Elections
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President / Vice PresidentUnited States of America — Democratic PartyApril 19, 2016New York Presidential Primary & Special Elections

United States
April 19, 2016New York Presidential Primary & Special Elections

United States of AmericaPresident / Vice President — Democratic Party

Delegates Will Appear on the Primary Ballot

In addition to their presidential preference, Democratic primary voters will vote for 163 of New York’s 291 delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

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The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.
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Who’s Running?

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Democratic
Elected Official
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Profession:Elected Official
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2007current)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (19912007)
Mayor, City of Burlington — Elected position (19811989)
Director, American People's Historical Society (19791981)
Carpenter / documentary filmmaker / researcher, Self-employed (19641971)
University of Chicago B.A., political science (1964)
Total money raised: $233,320,630

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of United States Department of Defense
$427,031
2
Employees of Google
$406,109
3
Employees of Microsoft
$183,511
4
Employees of Kaiser Permanente
$181,410
5
Employees of Apple
$153,398

By State:

California 22.11%
New York 9.07%
Washington 6.15%
Massachusetts 5.17%
Other 57.50%
22.11%9.07%57.50%

By Size:

Large contributions (42.28%)
Small contributions (57.72%)
42.28%57.72%

By Type:

From organizations (0.08%)
From individuals (99.92%)
99.92%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Attorney & Government Official
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Profession:Attorney & Government Official
Secretary of state, United States of America — Appointed position (20092013)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (20012009)
Attorney, Rose Law Firm (19771992)
Lecturer, University of Arkansas School of Law (19791980)
Assistant professor and director of legal aid clinic, University of Arkansas School of Law (19741977)
Impeachment inquiry staff, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee (19741974)
Staffer, Children's Defense Fund (19731974)
Yale Law School J.D. (1973)
Wellesley College B.A., political science (1969)
Total money raised: $569,688,246

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Google
$1,499,373
2
Employees of United States Department of Defense
$890,009
3
Employees of U.S. Government
$845,880
4
Employees of Harvard University
$780,161
5
Employees of Microsoft
$758,396

By State:

California 21.44%
New York 15.19%
Texas 5.13%
Florida 4.96%
Other 53.28%
21.44%15.19%53.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (81.47%)
Small contributions (18.53%)
81.47%18.53%

By Type:

From organizations (0.53%)
From individuals (99.47%)
99.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Additional Info

Delegates Will Appear on the Primary Ballot

In addition to their presidential preference, Democratic primary voters will vote for 163 of New York’s 291 delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Delegates do not appear on Voter’s Edge, but they will appear on the Democratic primary ballot. Delegates are bound to the candidate for whom they have stated their support on the ballot. A candidate must receive at least 15 percent of the presidential preference vote in order to receive any delegates in a congressional district.

The remainder of New York’s Democratic delegates are apportioned as follows: 30 are pledged party leaders and elected officials, 54 are pledged at-large delegates, and 19 are pledged alternates. These delegates are allocated proportionally based on statewide primary results. 

An additional 44 party leaders and elected officials serve as unpledged delegates and are not required to adhere to the results of the state primary.

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