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Republicans Sue Republicans Over Cancelled South Carolina Primary

Winning a primary without a vote doesn't sit well, even among some Republicans so it seems.
Republicans Sue Republicans Over Cancelled South Carolina Primary
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Seems there are a few Republicans left who still do actually believe in the democratic process . Trump has several challengers for the South Carolina primary, held next February. One of them is former congressman Bob Inglis. He wants a vote and is suing to get it.

Pass the popcorn.

Source: Charleston Post & Courier

Two Republicans, one of them former congressman Bob Inglis, have sued the S.C. Republican Party over its decision to cancel its GOP presidential primary next year.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state court in Richland County, alleges the party scrapped its 2020 election contest illegally and violated party rules and state election law.

The suit further contends the near-unanimous decision made by the party’s Executive Committee deprives Inglis, of Greenville, and fellow plaintiff Frank Heindel of Mount Pleasant, of their right to vote for the candidate of their choosing in a primary.

“Instead, the State Executive Committee has chosen which candidate to support by fiat, and in doing so, excluded Republican voters from the process entirely — in violation of the law and its own rules,” the lawsuit states.

The suit comes after the Executive Committee met Sept. 7 in Columbia and voted to forgo a presidential primary. The move effectively cleared the way for Republican incumbent President Donald Trump to receive all of the state’s nominating delegates without contest.

The full 26-page lawsuit can be viewed here.

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