(NewsReady.com) – Former President Donald Trump is currently leading the Republican Party in the primary. However, he’s still in a race with other conservatives who are relatively formidable opponents. Some of his allies want to change a rule in order to give him a boost.
Trump’s allies are reportedly reaching out to a number of states and asking for modifications in order to make it easier for him to win. His campaign team is lobbying to have them hold their primary elections sooner. A political analyst told Reuters that holding the votes early in pro-Trump states could help him build momentum and give him an advantage over his GOP competitors. Additionally, caucuses would likely be more favorable to the former president over primaries.
Chris LaCivita, Trump’s co-campaign manager, isn’t hiding the fact that they are getting involved in the state primaries. He said they are working with several across the country, and the former POTUS has told them “to win every day and win every battle.”
Several states adopted Trump-friendly rules in 2020 to ward off competition for the then-president. Now the Trump campaign is advocating for modifications in half a dozen additional states, his co-campaign manager told Reuters. https://t.co/cxN07T4F6v pic.twitter.com/S4W2uqxFaw
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) June 27, 2023
Trump is currently facing off against big names like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, his own former vice president, Mike Pence, Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who also worked for him, and many others. However, DeSantis is largely seen as the former POTUS’ biggest challenger. The governor rose to power by riding on Trump’s platform and is now trying to unseat him as the head of the party.
LaCivita and others hope changes to the system make that less likely to happen. In Idaho, the former president’s allies are pushing to move the primary voting day up to May. The campaign is currently backing an attempt to change Nevada’s race to a caucus instead of a primary because he has a bigger base of support among activists than he does traditional GOP voters.
Trump needs an estimated 1,234 delegates to win the primary races.
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