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SCGOP Chairman comments on proposed reforms to 2016 presidential primary process
Proposed rule changes guarantee South Carolina’s “First in the South” Presidential Primary
Columbia, S.C. – SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore today commented following a CNN report on proposed reforms to the 2016 presidential primary process:
“First and foremost, these proposed rule changes protect our ‘First in the South’ presidential primary. I’m proud of our South Carolina team including national committee members Glenn McCall and Cindy Costa in solidifying our state’s ‘first’ primary status. It has been a pivotal event since 1980 in choosing our party’s nominee.
“I’ve heard from diverse Republicans across our state over the past few months – they fully agree that our 2012 primary process did not serve our party or the presidential candidates well. Our grassroots welcome common-sense reforms like protecting the early-voting states, enacting harsh penalties on states that cut in line, and creating a sensible debate calendar.
“We look forward to working with Republican National Committee members and Chairman Reince Priebus to finalize these reforms. They will undoubtedly help our party nominate a strong 2016 candidate.”
(Original CNN report: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/politics/rnc-2016-changes/index.html)