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RNC amping up penalties for primary schedule scofflaws like Fla



BuzzFeed: The Republican National Committee's Rules Committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to toughen penalties on primary schedule rule-breaking states like Florida for the 2016 election cycle.

The amendment to the party rules, pushed by protected the four "carve out" states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, would institute draconian penalties making it less likely for any other state to move their primary earlier than the last Tuesday in February. Any violating state would see their delegates to the national convention to just 9, as opposed to half of their allotment as was enforced this year....

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:29pm]


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