A panel of Florida legislators bucked national Republican Party rules Friday and approved a motion to hold the state's presidential primary on Jan. 31 of next year.The full story is HERE.
The move, crafted to ensure that Florida goes fifth in the nominating process, is certain to scramble the presidential primary calendar and push the first contest of the GOP nomination fight into the early days of January.
Am I missing something? Florida moves up. Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada will surely move up as well. So they're still in the same place, with these states still in front of them. How is this a Win for them?
Add the fact that they will now have half their delegates stripped from them under the RNC rules, they become now less important than they were before with their full allotment of delegates.
It doesn't make sense.
According to a new Survey USA Poll out today, The majority of the Florida voters think that the Florida GOP should abide by the RNC's rules:
Should Florida be able to schedule its primary whenever it wants? Or should Florida have to obey rules set at the national level?
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