Newly adopted California Republican delegate allocation rules offer clear benefits
But the plan is a gamble for Trump and the state party for different reasons
Did FHQ not just discuss California delegate allocation rules?
But the California Republican Party executive committee jettisoned that widely circulated (and panned) plan in favor of an alternate version, a version that seemingly balances the party’s desire to draw candidates into the Golden state and the Trump campaign’s push to maximize its delegates in the contest next year. Those benefits are clear enough on the surface, but neither is guaranteed.
And that means the revised delegate allocation scheme for 2024 is a gamble of sorts. For California Republicans and for Trump. Delegate allocation rules can be a zero sum game and the friction that developed in and around the Executive Committee meeting on Saturday, July 29 from multiple sides was evidence of the high stakes involved.
What changes did the California Republican Party make? And what does that mean for the 2024 race for the Republican presidential nomination?
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