2020 Constitution Party presidential primaries

The 2020 Constitution Party presidential primaries is a series of primary elections determining the allocation of delegates in the selection of the Constitution Party's presidential nominee in the 2020 United States presidential election.

2020 Constitution Party presidential primaries

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339½ delegates to the Constitution Party National Convention
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Candidate Don Blankenship Uncommitted Don J. Grundmann
Home state West Virginia n/a California
Contests won 2 1 0
Popular vote 643 463 252
Percentage 31.97% 23.02% 12.53%

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Candidate Charles Kraut
Home state Virginia
Contests won 0
Popular vote 232
Percentage 11.54%

Previous Constitution Party nominee

Darrell Castle



BackgroundEdit

Constitution Party nominees for president historically have received around 0.1% of the General Election vote.[citation needed] In 2016 with attorney Darrell Castle as its nominee, the party reached a milestone, receiving over 200,000 votes for president for the first time.[1]

CandidatesEdit

Declared candidatesEdit

The following candidates have participated in at least one debate, and are on the ballot in at least two states.

Name Born Experience Home
state
Campaign
Announcement date
Popular vote Contests won Ref
 
Don Blankenship
March 14, 1950
(age 70)
Stopover, Kentucky
Coal executive
Republican candidate for United States Senate from West Virginia in 2018
 
West Virginia
September 11, 2019
FEC filing[2]
643 2
(ID, MO)
[3]
 
Don J. Grundmann
March 5, 1952
(age 68)
Oakland, California
Chiropractor  
California
August 30, 2019
FEC filing[4]
252 0 [5]
 
Charles Kraut
New York Financial adviser and author  
Virginia
October 29, 2019
FEC filing[6]
232 0 [7]


DebatesEdit

Debates among candidates for the 2020 Constitution Party U.S. presidential nomination
Date State Host Participants
 P  Participant.  A  Absent.  O  Out of race (exploring, suspended, or not yet entered) Blankenship Cummings Grundmann Myers[a] Kraut Tittle Others
February 29, 2020[8] Boise, Idaho Constitution Party of Idaho P P P P P P none
March 4, 2020[9] Chicago, Illinois Free & Equal Elections Foundation A A A P P A none

ResultsEdit

North CarolinaEdit

North Carolina Constitution Party presidential primary, March 3, 2020[10]
Candidate Popular vote
Count Percentage
  Uncommitted 193 44.57%
Don Blankenship 128 29.56%
Charles Kraut 112 25.87%
Total: 433 100%

IdahoEdit

Idaho Constitution Party presidential primary, March 10, 2020[11]
Candidate Popular vote
Count Percentage
  Don Blankenship 237 27.49%
Sheila “Samm” Tittle 182 21.11%
Daniel Clyde Cummings 128 14.85%
Charles Kraut 120 13.92%
J. R. Myers[a] 111 12.88%
Don J. Grundmann 84 9.74%
Total: 862 100%

MissouriEdit

Missouri Constitution Party presidential primary, March 10, 2020[12]
Candidate Popular vote
Count Percentage
  Don Blankenship 278 38.83%
Uncommitted 270 37.71%
Don J. Grundmann 168 23.46%
Total: 716 100%

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b J. R. Myers is a candidate for the Life and Liberty Party, but is on the ballot for the Constitution Party primary in Idaho.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 National Results - Constitution Party". Constitution Party. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Statement of Candidacy" (PDF). docquery.fec.gov. 2019.
  3. ^ Winger, Richard (October 20, 2019). "Don Blankenship declares for Constitution Party presidential nomination". Ballot Access News. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "GRUNDMANN FOR PRESIDENT". FEC.gov. August 30, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Fight the Power: The official site of Don J. Grundmann for President". Fightthepower.org.
  6. ^ "Statement of Candidacy" (PDF). docquery.fec.gov. 2019.
  7. ^ "About Charles Kraut". Charles W. Kraut 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Idaho Constitution Party sets presidential debate in Boise on Feb. 29". Idaho County Free Press. February 26, 2020. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "FREE & EQUAL ELECTIONS' OPEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE". Free & Equal. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  10. ^ North Carolina State Board of Elections. "03/03/2020 Unofficial Local Election Results - Statewide". Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  11. ^ State of Idaho Elections Department. "Election Night Results". Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  12. ^ Missouri Secretary of State. "State of Missouri - Election Night". Retrieved 2020-03-10.