Puerto Rico Democrats are committed to a transparent process that ensures that the delegates we send to the 2020 National Convention in Milwaukee represent the voters. That’s why our Delegate Selection Plan is public.
In accordance with the Democratic National Committee’s rules, the plan was opened for public comment for a 30 day-period beginning on 3/30/2019. The deadline to.submit comments ended on 4/30/2019 at 5:00 PM.
Thanks to all for submitting comments to the Puerto Rico Delegate Selection Plan.
We invite you to view our Plan as submitted to the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee.
The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico (DPPR) had anticipated in the Delegate Selection Plan submitted on May 3, 2019 that a change on the date for the Democratic Presidential Primary would most likely take place and that in such eventuality the DPPR would accordingly file an amended Delegate Selection Plan with the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee (RBC). Precisely, the date was changed by law from June 7, 2020 to March 29, 2020 pursuant to Act 136-2019 that amended the Compulsory Presidential Primaries Act, Act No. 6 of September 24, 1979, as amended, (16 L.P.R.A. §§ 1321 et seq.). This change of date has the effect of altering the schedule of events prior and after the primary. The Rules of the DPPR provide that the Executive Committee is authorized to approve and adopt changes to the Delegate Selection Plan. The Executive Committee of the DPPR held a meeting on August 10, 2019 and amended the Delegate Selection Plan to adjust the plan to the recent law setting the primary date on March 29, 2020. The amendments were considered and approved unanimously. The amended plan was submitted to the RBC for final approval.