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Nevada Republican Party Chairman Signals Support for Presidential Primary Over Caucuses in 2016
David Drucker at The Washington Examiner: Republican leaders in Nevada are moving to junk their presidential caucuses and re-implement a standard primary election for 2016.   There are two bills pending in the Republican-controlled legislature, including on...
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Time Winding Down on Washington Presidential Primary Bill
As mandated by the state constitution, the Washington state legislature must wrap up the business of its 2015 regular session by April 26 . That is tomorrow. One of the bills in limbo as the session draws to a close is SB 5978 . Originally, that legislation...
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North Carolina Presidential Primary Bill Passes House
With crossover day looming over the proceedings at the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh, the state House moved quickly on presidential primary legislation that got the green light in committee earlier in the day. H 457 , the bill to move the presidential p...
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Ohio House Passes Legislation to Move Presidential Primary Back a Week
The Ohio state House passed HB 153 this afternoon, April 22. The bill would shift back by one week the date of the presidential primary in the Buckeye state from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March to the second Tuesday after the first Monday ...
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A November 2015 Presidential Primary in Louisiana?
A month ago FHQ discussed the state of play in Louisiana after it became clear that no money had been included in the governor's budget proposal for any elections after December 2015 (during the 2015-16 fiscal year). That would mean no funds for the March 5...
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What the AP Gets Wrong About the North Carolina Presidential Primary Situation
Let's take a moment to fact check one bit of background information that found its way into an Associated Press news blurb about the North Carolina state House Elections Committee considering legislation to change the date of the presidential primary in the...
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Time Ran Out on Washington Presidential Primary Bill
As mandated by the state constitution, the Washington state legislature must wrap up the business of its 2015 regular session by April 26 . However, both chambers of the legislature ended their regular session work on Friday evening, April 24. One of the bi...
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North Carolina Presidential Primary Bill Passes House
With crossover day looming over the proceedings at the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh, the state House moved quickly on presidential primary legislation that got the green light in committee earlier in the day. H 457 , the bill to move the presidential p...
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Legislation in the Works to Reestablish a Presidential Primary in Colorado
John Frank at the Denver Post is reporting that legislation is in the works to bring back a presidential primary in Colorado for the first time since the 2000 presidential election cycle . The parties in the Centennial state have operated under a caucuses/c...
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Bill to Move North Carolina Presidential Primary Back into Compliance Advances Out of Committee
In a short meeting this morning, April 22, the North Carolina state House Elections Committee considered and passed H 457 . The legislation would simplify the current North Carolina presidential primary law, untethering it from the South Carolina primary an...
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March 15 Presidential Primary Bill Moves Forward in Ohio on Party-Line Committee Vote
Following a public hearing a week ago, the Ohio state House Government Accountability and Operations Committee considered and voted on  HB 153 today, Tuesday, April 21. That is the legislation that would push the presidential primary in the Buckeye state ba...
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Texas Bill to Move Presidential Primary to January About "<i>Show[ing] Some Texas Bravado</i>"
The legislation introduced earlier this year in the Texas state House to move the presidential primary (and all the others tethered to it) from March to the end of January had its day in committee on Monday, April 20. Rep.  Lyle Larson  (R-122nd, San Antoni...
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