Conventions (2)

THE PROCESS ONLY gets more complicated from there.

Each delegate at the convention gets one vote, but there are three types of delegates:

  • district-level pledged delegates
  • at-large pledged delegates
  • at-large unpledged delegates

In the Democratic Party, pledged district-level delegates must vote with the popular vote of the congressional district they are chosen to represent. These make up about half of the delegates a state will send to the convention.

At-large pledged delegates are selected by the pledged district-level delegates and must openly commit to a candidate, but they don't represent a specific geographic area within the state.17