GOP LOOKS TO SHAKE UP PRIMARY PROCESS
|| By FITSNEWS || The national “Republican” party is threatening to pull South Carolina’s “First in the South” presidential status – which the Palmetto State has enjoyed since 1980.
In fact since 1980, South Carolina’s GOP electorate has picked the eventual “Republican” nominee all but once – in 2012.
The party could be coming to an end, though … sooner rather than later.
According to Reince Priebus, chairman of the “Republican” National Committee, early-voting states had better not get “too comfortable” with their status after the 2016 election cycle.
“If you look at my history, I’ve been very supportive of the early states,” Preibus told National Journal this week. “But I don’t think anyone should get too comfortable.”
Priebus added that “I don’t think there should ever be any sacred cows as to the primary process or the order,” meaning the early-voting status of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada may not last beyond 2016.
Sources familiar with the process tell FITS the comments should be taken very, very seriously.
“Iowa almost lost their caucus this time around,” one told us.
Priebus says the party is considering a random lottery process for selecting primary dates, as well as “rotating quadrant” formula.
Obviously neither of those methods would result in South Carolina keeping its position on the primary calendar.