Report: GOP to scrap caucuses in 4 states, including Nevada

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Republican caucuses in four states, including Nevada, will be scrapped for the 2020 presidential election according to a Politico report.

The state GOP in Nevada, South Carolina, Kansas, and Arizona are set to finalize the move this weekend. The move would be a setback to longshot primary challenges against President Trump's reelection campaign.

In a statement to KOLO 8 News Now the Nevada Republican party said, "Instead of wasting money on a caucus, the Nevada Republican Party’s central committee is going to vote on canceling it this weekend. This is no different than what many states have done previously when an incumbent President is up for re-election. Making this change would allow us to save money and put it toward electing Republicans up and down the ballot next November."

Advisers to President Trump say there is a long history of caucus cancellations when an incumbent president it seeking a second term. They also say the move would save money for state parties. The president's opponents are calling it part of an effort to rig the primary in the president's favor.

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