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The Canceled GOP Primaries
Sep 12, 2019 at 01:59 AM
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The Quick Facts

  • This week, Republican leaders in 4 states: Nevada, South Carolina, Kansas, and Arizona, voted to cancel their primary elections in 2020, ensuring the states’ delegate votes will go to President Trump. 
  • Other states may soon follow suit, although Iowa and New Hampshire recently confirmed they will holding a primary election and caucus. 
  • Critics say the cancelling of primaries is undemocratic, as it will deny voters in these states the opportunity to potentially cast votes for any of Trump’s primary challengers, which include Bill Weld, Mark Sanford, and Joe Walsh. 

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Is it undemocratic for some states to cancel their GOP primaries? What are the factors behind this decision?

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CNN

The GOP is canceling primaries to help Donald Trump

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Is Trump afraid to face primary competition?

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Shameful: South Carolina, Kansas, and Nevada cancel GOP primaries to protect Trump

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Kansas GOP decision to forgo 2020 caucuses is not a precedent — and it’s not about Trump

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