2020 primary elections

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The 2020 statewide primary elections were comprised of the following ballots:

  • The Democratic and Republican Party primaries were held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 ("Super Tuesday"). The weather was cloudy with scattered showers and mild temperatures.
  • Democratic and Republican Party runoffs were held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. There were no run-offs for presidential candidates, with each party awarding delegates to their respective national conventions based largely on the primary results, distributed by congressional district. The Alabama Democratic Party has 9 "superdelegates" who can vote as they choose regardless of the primary results. The Alabama Republican Party's 3 appointed delegates are pledged to the overall winner of the primary.

Overall, 189,069 votes were cast in the primaries, 89,336 fewer than in the more competitive 2016 primary elections. Statewide turnout was 33%. Of those voting in the presidential primaries, 452,093 voted on the Democratic ballot while 722,809 voters marked Republican ballots..

The runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate was postponed from March 31 to July 14 due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic‎‎.

Democratic primary

Federal offices

  • President of the United States
    • Joe Biden, 286,067 votes (63.2%), winner of 38 pledged delegates - 67,575 votes (66.4%) in Jefferson County
    • Bernie Sanders, 74,767 votes (16.6%), winner of 7 pledged delegates - 16,149 votes (15.9%) in Jefferson County
    • Michael Bloomberg, 52,750 (11.7%) - 8,729 votes (8.6%) in Jefferson County
    • Elizabeth Warren, 25,847 votes (5.7%), 7,311 votes (7.2%) in Jefferson County
    • uncommitted, 3,800 votes (0.8%)
    • Michael Bennet (dropped out February 11), 2,250 votes (0.5%)
    • Pete Buttigieg (dropped out March 1), 1,461 votes (0.3%)
    • Tulsi Gabbard, 1,061 votes (0.2%)
    • Tom Steyer (dropped out February 29), 1,048 votes (0.2%)
    • Amy Klobuchar (dropped out March 2), 937 votes (0.2%)
    • Andrew Yang (dropped out February 11), 880 votes (0.2%)
    • Cory Booker (dropped out January 14), 740 votes (0.2%)
    • John Delaney (dropped out January 31), 299 votes (0.1%)
    • Marianne Williamson (dropped out January 10), 224 votes (0.0%)
    • Julián Castro (dropped out January 2), 184 votes (0.0%)
  • United States Senate

Statewide offices

Jefferson County offices

Republican Primary

Federal offices

  • President of the United States
    • Donald Trump (incumbent), 695,469 votes (98.2%), winner - 65,139 votes (95.2%) in Jefferson County
    • uncommitted, 16,378 votes (2.27%) - 2,079 votes (3.0%) in Jefferson County
    • Bill Weld, 10,962 votes (1.52%) - 1,241 votes (1.8%) in Jefferson County

Statewide offices

Other ballot measures

  • Statewide Amendment One to change the Alabama State Board of Education from an elected board to a commission appointed by the Governor (Proposed by Act 2019-345).
    • No: 835,615 votes (75.1%), defeated
    • Yes: 276,592 votes (24.9%)

References

  • Sharp, John (January 8, 2020) "Alabama Senate race: Intriguing theater or snoozer sequel?" The Birmingham News
  • Crain, Trisha Powell (February 17, 2020) "Alabama to vote on whether to fire the state school board. Here are the facts." The Birmingham News
  • Gore, Leada (May 6, 2020) "How do you apply for an absentee ballot? Primary runoff election is July 14." The Birmingham News

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