Friday, January 24, 2014

RNC to Change Primary/Convention Schedule

Big changes may be coming to the Republican Party's presidential primary schedule. Voting is taking place at the RNC Rules Committee on proposed dates for states to hold their primary elections.

The big news is that the national convention may be held in June, giving the nominee more time to prepare for the November election.

What do you think?

Here is one proposal:

What 2016 Will Look Like For Republicans:
First week of February: Iowa Caucuses
Second week of February: New Hampshire Primary
Mid- to Late- February: South Carolina Primary followed by Nevada Caucuses
March 1: States other than Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada begin to hold nominating contests with proportional delegate allocation; states can set a threshold as high as 20 percent for obtaining delegates.
March 16: States may begin holding winner-take-all contests.
May 17: Earliest cut-off for primaries and caucuses. Forty-five days before first potential convention date. States that don’t have Republicans controlling the scheduling of their primaries and caucuses will be granted automatic waivers from the cut-off requirement.
Week of June 27: First week under consideration for the Republican National Convention.
Week of July 18: Second week under consideration for the Republican National Convention.

Read more: For GOP, Adjusted 2016 Primary Calendar Is All About The Money |

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