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BREAKING: Trump Wins His First State Judge Rules South Carolina Can Cancel Its 2020 Primary
Analyzing America ^ | 12-12-19 | David Rufful

Posted on 12/12/2019 10:00:10 AM PST by MNJohnnie

On Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican Party’s conclusion to not hold a 2020 Presidential primary has been confirmed and upheld.

This will make it even more difficult for less prominent candidates who are pushing to win against Trump.

The resolution was upheld by Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman, who said the law “does not give Plaintiffs a legal right to a presidential preference primary, and the Court will not substitute its own judgment for that of the General Assembly or the SCGOP.”

Bob Inglis, former South Carolina congressmen sued state Republicans, claiming this decision to skip the primary, strips him and other likely candidates “of the ability to vote for the candidate of their choice in South Carolina’s famous (and particularly influential) ‘First in the South’ primary.”

More from NBC News:

South Carolina is among several states that have canceled Republican primaries and caucuses next year, an effort that helps Trump consolidate his support as Democrats work to winnow their large candidate field. The move, taken September in South Carolina by the state party’s executive committee, is not unusual for the party of the White House incumbent seeking reelection.

Challengers have emerged to Trump, including former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. Mark Sanford, a former congressman and governor from South Carolina, entered the race but left after two months.

(Excerpt) Read more at analyzingamerica.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2020; 2020gopprimary; elections; sc2020; southcarolinaprimary; trump; trump2020; winning
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Still not tired of all the winning
1 posted on 12/12/2019 10:00:10 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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Think there's a law suit about to be filed?😆
2 posted on 12/12/2019 10:02:16 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: MNJohnnie

One down, fifty six to go.


3 posted on 12/12/2019 10:04:28 AM PST by shelterguy
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Ha!


4 posted on 12/12/2019 10:05:02 AM PST by Unassuaged (I have shocking data relevant to the conversation!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Time for some Weld/Walsh whining.

I have some cheese with that whine!


5 posted on 12/12/2019 10:05:44 AM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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To: MNJohnnie

Bob Inglis: Max RINO. And loser.


6 posted on 12/12/2019 10:06:08 AM PST by TTFlyer
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To: MNJohnnie

They’re free to run as Democrats.


7 posted on 12/12/2019 10:08:42 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: rktman

There was a lawsuit, it was dismissed. States Partys of incumbent Presidents with no serious challenges have done this before. It is nothing new. Going to court to sue to force them to waste time and money on it is the new thing.


8 posted on 12/12/2019 10:09:22 AM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: MNJohnnie

This is a 6 of one half dozen of the other in terms of this affecting Trump being the nominee....

However, the Party is the Party, it has every right to decide what to do, it is insane that the court should be able to force them to do something.


9 posted on 12/12/2019 10:12:10 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: shelterguy

One down, fifty six to go.

You forgot Greenland, we might buy it before the next election. :)


10 posted on 12/12/2019 10:12:57 AM PST by Dacula (Epstein did not kill himself.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Well, if they want to make the state party blow money on something they know is pointless, then that is just stupid.


11 posted on 12/12/2019 10:16:11 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: HamiltonJay

There weren’t even primaries not all that many decades ago.


12 posted on 12/12/2019 10:23:47 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: MNJohnnie

That means I can vote in the Democratic Primary now. South Carolina you can choice which primary you want to vote in.

Who should I vote for?
Which one would mess things up?


13 posted on 12/12/2019 10:24:10 AM PST by DEPcom
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What is Trump afraid of????

I don’t think this is a smart idea. Yes, it means some anti-Trumper or RINO is deprived of a South Carolina primary election campaign, but as I don’t expect Trump would lose it anyway I think a non-election is never a good idea.


14 posted on 12/12/2019 10:25:46 AM PST by Wuli
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To: MNJohnnie

Political parties can select candidates in whatever manner they wish. There is no presumption that there needs to be a primary election in the first place.


15 posted on 12/12/2019 10:26:25 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MNJohnnie

Wait! We haven’t heard from Paul Ryan, William Weld or Bill Kristol! I mean these are serious GOP contenders!!

HA HA HA HA HA HA


16 posted on 12/12/2019 10:28:43 AM PST by PGR88
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To: DEPcom

Which one is the most objectionable? Which one gives Trump the most colorful material to work with? There is no end to the entertainment that the best candidate from the democrat clown panel could provide!


17 posted on 12/12/2019 10:29:01 AM PST by erkelly
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“That means I can vote in the Democratic Primary now. South Carolina you can choice which primary you want to vote in.”

That is what the state GOP should have fought to change - to get rid of party-switching in primary elections. Switching parties, or voting for any party for the primary election is not a feature most states permit.

Then, if they changed that in S. Carolina, there would be no chance of Dims voting in the S. Carolina primary just so as to vote against Trump.


18 posted on 12/12/2019 10:31:35 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Money is not unlimited. Would you rather millions be spent on pointless primaries or used to help at risk Republican candidates in the general? Would you rather see some unpopular RINO’s speech and actions in a primary give the Democrats ammunition to use in nationwide political ads? If you want someone other than Pres. Trump, you can always write the name in on your ballot,


19 posted on 12/12/2019 10:31:43 AM PST by erkelly
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To: Wuli

Money is not unlimited. Would you rather millions be spent on pointless primaries or used to help at risk Republican candidates in the general? Would you rather see some unpopular RINO’s speech and actions in a primary give the Democrats ammunition to use in nationwide political ads? If you want someone other than Pres. Trump, you can always write the name in on your ballot,


20 posted on 12/12/2019 10:32:02 AM PST by erkelly
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