Republicans sue South Carolina GOP for canceled primariesPosted by Catherine Reed / October 2, 2019
Two South Carolina Republicans are suing the state’s Republican Party for canceling its primary. The lawsuit says that cancelling the primary is illegal and violates both party rules and state laws. The lawsuit claims that “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.”
Republican primary challenger Joe Walsh is outraged that states are planning to cancel their presidential primaries. He called the GOP a “cult” that is “is all about washing their leaders’ feet every day.”
The GOP has responded by saying that the party of the incumbent president often cancels primaries, but Trump’s challengers are not having it. Former Rep. Joe Walsh, one of those challengers, said that “Trump and his allies and the Republican National Committee are doing whatever they can do to eliminate primaries in certain states and make it very difficult for primary challengers to get on the ballot in a number of states. It’s wrong, the RNC should be ashamed of itself, and I think it does show that Trump is afraid of a serious primary challenge because he knows his support is very soft.”
Walsh says that if the states carry through with their plans, then he will go straight to the people.