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Three states officially cancel Republican primaries to protect Donald Trump

September 8, 2019

  We all remember the 2016 Democratic primary season and the way it was rigged to give Hillary Clinton the victory when Bernie Sanders seemed to have all the momentum. The Democrats used super delegates which were party insiders who did not vote for the candidate who won their particular state but rather the candidate whom they personally supported. And of course being party insiders they supported Hillary Clinton.

  Now as we prepare for the 2020 primary season the Republican party is acting more like the 2016 Democratic party, only they are canceling the primaries in several states to protect Donald Trump and to ensure he does not have a legitimate challenger.

  The rumors started a couple of days ago with a report that the Republican party in four states were considering canceling their primaries and now according to this story it looks as if three states have done so, and this could just be the beginning.

The Republican parties in South Carolina and Nevada announced Saturday that they would not be holding their presidential nominating contests in 2020, and all Republican delegates will be committed to President Trump.

They join the Kansas Republican Party, which confirmed on Friday that it will not hold its caucuses in 2020. 

States have until October to submit their delegate selection rules to the Republican National Committee, and several more state Republican parties could vote to cancel their nominating contests before the deadline. 

  Obviously the Republican party wants to avoid a long, drawn out, bitter primary season where the outcome is not really in doubt. The Republican party could be afraid  of the embarrassment of not having a unanimous decision in favor of the current President, however I think it is likely that they do not want to give the Democrats any ammo to use against Donald Trump and they know the opposition party would jump on the primary race to sew doubts in the voters’ minds. Personally I find it cowardly.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    September 8, 2019 9:00 pm

    It all seems very odd. The GOP has shown little love for Trump (look at his first year) and outside of a few individual Congressmen, I haven’t seen much support for him.

    It makes the more paranoid part of my mind think the mainstream GOP is doing it to reduce Trump’s legitimacy as a candidate in 2020. (“Couldn’t even win the GOP nomination without rigging the system.”)

    There’s a great deal that looks very odd indeed. It all bears watching carefully to see what actually happens as the election plays out.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 9, 2019 5:25 am

      I don’t know if the Republicans are doing it to make him look illegitimate but I guarantee you the Democrats are going to make that claim. I honestly do not know what the Republicans are up to but this does not make them look good in my opinion.


  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    September 10, 2019 1:31 am

    btw – I like your new avatar stylish with a nice flair.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 10, 2019 5:22 am

      Thank you. I was fooling around with a picture and I didn’t realize it would start showing up here but I decided to leave it.


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