Colorado Republicans cancel 2016 presidential caucus vote

Move makes Colorado only state to date to opt out of early nomination process

Colorado will not pick a Republican candidate for president in its 2016 caucus after party leaders approved a little-noticed shift that is likely to diminish the swing state’s clout in the most open nomination contest in the modern era.

The GOP executive committee voted Friday to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll at the caucus after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins.

The move makes Colorado the only state so far to forfeit a role in the early nomination process, according to experts, but other states are still considering what to do.

“It takes Colorado completely off the map” in the nomination process, said Ryan Call, a former state GOP chairman.

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Wonder why… Are they 1) broke? 2) Afraid of Trump or 3) or still infighting in the Colorado Republican Party to care about their own caucus?

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An quiet, deaf activist living in Southeast Denver

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  1. exlurker19 says:

    When a Democratic candidate gets elected president again, they can blame the other states.

  2. BlueCat says:

    Hey if I were a Republican I wouldn't want to support any of the available bozos likely to make it to the final cut either.

  3. mamajama55 says:

    Dp, I'd say choice #3 "still infighting in the CRP, and don't care about their own caucus" is the correct choice.

    Having no voice in early nomination is the price COGOP activists will willingly pay for ideological Tea Party purity; they were determined not to be bound to vote for a "moderate" Bush or Walker. 

    Ironically, their party will probably nominate Trump with or without their help. Snerk


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