What is the downside to Trump withdrawing from California for 2020?
The upside may be that him not running in such a big state would finally be an event that may force the media to acknowledge that the national popular vote is a completely fictional number made up by accumulating unrelated separate vote totals from the 50 states plus DC.
How could they even report on a popular vote winner or lose if Trump takes himself out of the most populous state?
If there is no significant downside, maybe that is what he should do!
No, I don’t think the media would acknowledge that-they are that biased.
If Trump withdrew from the California primary...two curious things would occur. First, almost no one would show up to vote in the GOP primary. Second, the California delegation (172 members) would arrive at the Convention and be able to vote as a unit there. Normally, the first ballot at a convention is a ‘must-do-by-the-state-vote’ situation. After that, if the chief candidate doesn’t win....the state is allowed to vote in any manner it desires.
The amusing thing here is that it could be a Democratic and Republican election day...where only Democrats mostly show up, and Republicans avoid the primary entirely....leaving it to the state party device to operate.
So the question would arise in four years...why bother having a primary? Just caucus-up the GOP 172 members and let them vote on their own. This should be a party ‘event’ and not controlled to this extent by state law.
He doesn't have standing to oppose this unconstitutional provision.