An interesting story by Reid Wilson in The Hill.
The South Carolina Republican Party appeared to violate its own rules on Saturday when the party’s executive committee voted to cancel next year’s primary election.
The executive committee voted nearly unanimously to cancel the primary because President Trump had drawn “no legitimate primary challenger,” the state party’s chairman, Drew McKissick, said.
Trump has drawn two former Republican elected officials as challengers. Former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who served two terms as governor of South Carolina, is also considering joining the field.
Any of those candidates may decide to sue the South Carolina GOP, some Republican insiders said, because Saturday’s vote ran contrary to the state party’s rules.
The rule that governs South Carolina’s presidential preference primary allows the state party to cancel the primary only by a vote at the state party convention within two years of the subsequent primary.
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