California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates

California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates

Quoting "three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans", the paper said that South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas, which between them comprise around 7 percent of the overall delegate haul, will simply wave away political competition rather than let the likes of Bill Weld, Joe Walsh, and perhaps Mark Sanford take a David vs. Goliath swing at an incumbent president whose Gallup approval ratings among Republicans has been between 87 percent and 91 percent all year.

Four Republican state parties are poised to cancel their perspective presidential caucus and primary contests, moves which would help President Donald Trump hold on to the party's nomination and avoid criticism from rivals. But the president's primary opponents, who have struggled to gain traction, are crying foul, calling it part of a broader effort to rig the contest in Trump's favor.

He becomes the third Republican to mount a primary challenge against the President.

"These are decisions made entirely by state parties and there are volumes of historical precedents to support them", Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, told The New York Times. "President Trump and his administration have delivered forSouth Carolinians, and we look forward to ensuring that Republican candidates up and down the ballot are elected in 2020".

Sanford, 59, a longtime Trump critic, lost his seat in the House of Representatives previous year after he was challenged by a Trump supporter in the Republican primary. "We also intend to loudly call out this undemocratic bull on a regular basis". "Arizona Republicans are fired up to re-elect President Trump to a second term and will continue to work together to keep America - and Arizona - great".

He elaborated on what the "new" Republican Party, championed by the Trump family, would entail, noting that it "must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in".


Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel said he was confident the law would be voided in court.

Party officials in Nevada have stressed that the decision is rooted in costs.

"We should be spending those funds to get all our candidates across the finish line instead", McDonald added.

"Trump and his allies and the Republican National Committee are doing whatever they can do to eliminate primaries in certain states and make it very hard for primary challengers to get on the ballot in a number of states", said former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who recently launched his primary campaign against the president.

Bill Weld have both launched campaigns to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. In South Carolina, a key early primary state, Republicans chose to nix their presidential primaries in 1984 and 2004, when Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were up for their second terms; while state Democrats skipped their contests in 1996 and 2012, with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama running for reelection, respectively.

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