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    Nevada GOP Chairman Pushing for Primary Over Caucus in 2016

    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 one in the Assembly carried by Speaker John Hambrick. If passed and signed by GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada Republicans voting in the 2016 primary would pull the lever at the polls as they do in a general election, rather than caucusing in groups similar to how the primary is conducted in Iowa. Republican insiders supportive of the legislation are expressing confidence that it will be enacted.

    "There are pros and cons to everything," Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald told the Washington Examiner on Friday. But McDonald said he is pushing for a normal primary because he and many other Silver State Republicans are unhappy with how the 2012 caucuses went down.

    "It was a total disaster the way it was handled. It was an embarrassment for the state," said McDonald, a veteran state GOP activist now in his second term as chairman.

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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ne...rticle/2563576

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    http://frontloading.blogspot.com/201...-chairman.html



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    "There are pros and cons to everything," Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald told the Washington Examiner on Friday. But McDonald said he is pushing for a normal primary because he and many other Silver State Republicans are unhappy with how the 2012 caucuses went down.

    "It was a total disaster the way it was handled. It was an embarrassment for the state," said McDonald, a veteran state GOP activist now in his second term as chairman."

    Translation: "The national party $#@!ed us over in 2012, and that was embarrassing. In 2016, we're just going to bend over and take it from the start."
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    As a foreigner, can I just say it blows my mind that the government has any say whatsoever in the internal affairs of a political party?

    If you wonder why your democracy is so borked compared to other democratic nations...
    In New Zealand:
    The Coastguard is a Charity
    Air Traffic Control is a private company run on user fees
    The DMV is a private non-profit
    Rescue helicopters and ambulances are operated by charities and are plastered with corporate logos
    The agriculture industry has zero subsidies
    5% of the national vote, gets you 5 seats in Parliament
    A tax return has 4 fields
    Business licenses aren't even a thing nor are capital gains taxes
    Constitutional right to refuse any type of medical care

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