Alaska Republican Party Scraps Its Presidential Primary In Support Of Trump

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Alaska Republican Party voted to cancel its 2020 presidential primary on Saturday, making it yet another GOP state chapter to defer to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.

The Alaska GOP told the Anchorage Daily News that a presidential primary “would serve no useful purpose when we have an incumbent Republican president, such as President Trump, running for the Republican nomination for President.”

Alaska’s Republican chapter is now the sixth state GOP to either change its primary rules to help Trump, (Michigan), or do away with its primaries or caucuses altogether (South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas).

Iowa and New Hampshire’s Republican parties, on the other hand, have said they will not cancel their presidential nomination processes.

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  1. Avatar for kwd101 kwd101 says:

    I get pissed with all the talking-head media types who seem to think that only the Democratic Party has the responsibility to be “moderate” or “centrist”. There is great opportunity right now for the GOP to rid itself of its lunatic faction, or at least to show that they’re making an effort, and run candidates as Independents in all these states that are canceling their primaries.

  2. Keep it up, GOP. If trump is unable to run in 2020, your cancelled primaries aren’t going to help you ID a replacement.

    …and for a bit of fun, someone should point out publicly that the Democrats and Obama weren’t afraid to allow primary challengers and hold primary elections in 2012…

  3. Representative Government, We Hardly Knew Ye

  4. Avatar for pine pine says:

    " The Alaska GOP told the Anchorage Daily News that a presidential primary “would serve no useful purpose when we have an incumbent Republican president, such as President Trump, running for the Republican nomination for President.”

    With that in mind,I think I know how most posters here feel about Trump.I think this kind of verifys that with some one from the outside looking in…

    Foreign Reporter Shocked By Trump’s ‘Alarming Incoherence’ On Border Wall Tour

    The Australian journalist wondered if cleaning up Trump’s rambling speech does the public a disservice.

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