To shield Trump from embarrassments, GOP prepares to scrap primaries

Trump Cancel Primary 2020

Trump Cancel Primary 2020

Politico on Friday morning reported that South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, and Kansas are set to cancel their GOP presidential primaries this weekend in what the site calls "the latest illustration of Trump's takeover of the entire Republican Party apparatus".

"That has not been a topic of discussion here", Hupfer said.

The news comes as state Republican parties are making it more hard for challengers to damage Trump.

Earlier this year, the president's re-election campaign and the RNC merged their field organizing and fundraising operations into one group named "Trump Victory", an unprecedented move that made it more hard for an opponent to mount a bid against Trump.

The states are South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas. State Republicans have approved a rule change meant to ensure the party can send delegates to the GOP's national convention next summer, even if President Trump is kept off the state's 2020 primary ballot.

Among Trump's potential challengers is Rep. Mark Sanford, the former SC governor.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA) have launched longshot primary bids against the president and both are incensed by the decision of these states.

Trump's aides claimed that the state party chairs chose to cancel the primaries on their own, and provided statements to that effect, and the RNC has denied any involvement.

Sanford, 59, a longtime Trump critic, lost his seat in the House of Representatives past year after he was challenged by a Trump supporter in the Republican primary. In the grand scheme, it's unlikely that the Trump campaign is afraid of a challenge, but they certainly don't want one or want to leave the door open to one.

"It would be malpractice on my part to waste money on a caucus to come to the inevitable conclusion that President Trump will be getting all our delegates in Charlotte", said Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald. "I am excited that our central committee has agreed with this proposal and voted to give us a way to bypass the caucus process".

The Republican National Committee does not require candidates to appear on primary ballots in all 50 states.

Still, there could be room for embarrassment in other states that don't choose to cancel their Republican primary in 2020.

Primary challenges to incumbents are rarely successful, and Trump's poll numbers among Republican voters have proved resilient.

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".

The South Carolina Democratic Party didn't hold presidential primaries in 1996 or in 2012, when Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were their incumbents.

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