Nevada Likely to Lose Early-State Status

The Republican Party is likely to take away Nevada’s place as the first western state to vote in the presidential nominating contest, Politico reported on Sunday.

For the past three presidential elections, Nevada has been an early-voting state, along with Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Nevada, which holds its Republican presidential caucuses in February, has battled with procedural errors and other issues regarding its contest.

Members from the Republican National Committee (RNC) said opponents want to take away Nevada’s place in the lineup and replace it with Colorado or Arizona.
“The long knives are out for Nevada,” an RNC committeeman told the news outlet.

“Nevada does nothing for us.”

The issue will likely be discussed when the rules committee for the RNC meets in July ahead of the Republican National Convention, Politico reported. Its recommendations will be given to a committee of convention delegates, who will then make the final decision.

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