According to Politico today, the Republican National Committee is likely to yank Nevada from its first-in-the-West caucus position due to what is described as “embarrassing procedural errors, low turnout, confusion among attendees and questions about the integrity of the process.”
“The long knives are out for Nevada,” one RNC committeeman was quoted as saying. “Nevada does nothing for us.”
A party rules committee is consider the change when it meets prior to the July convention in Cleveland, and a committee will make a final decision at the convention.
Colorado and Arizona are said to be in the running to take Nevada’s place.
Donald Trump won Nevada by more than 20 points. He picked up 45.9 percent of the vote to Marco Rubio’s 23.9 percent and Ted Cruz’s 21.4 percent.
The GOP caucus handling was widely criticized for long lines and a lack of timely precinct meetings at which voters could discuss candidates. It was more like a primary with paper ballots.