In this dark age of Democrat control over our State, good news is few and far between, but today’s news is absolutely glorious.
In one stroke, the Michigan Republican Party just took back control over how we choose our presidential nominee from the Democrats – and even turned the Democrats’ scheme against them.
This is a complicated story, but absolutely critical in how it shapes the presidential race, so I hope you bear with me as I explain exactly what just happened.
What the Michigan GOP just did will not only transform the presidential race; it will reshape the Michigan Republican Party for years to come.
This is a lot to explain. Let’s start at the beginning.
In February, Democrats in the Michigan Legislature voted to move Michigan’s presidential primary from March to February 27.
The bill to do so was never even referred to a committee for a hearing: it was simply brought up under suspension of the rules.
It was opposed by all of the Republicans, and supported by all of the Democrats.
What were the Democrats up to?
First, it was a way to damage and demoralize Republicans by controlling our process. Under national rules, Michigan would have gotten only 12 delegates to the Republican National Convention, instead of 55, if we held our primary so early that it violated the RNC’s rules. Democrats knew this.
Second, Democrats wanted to make Michigan an early primary state, just in case something terrible happens to Joe Biden (God forbid!) and they have an open presidential contest.
It was their way of pleasuring Governor Gretchen Whitmer by setting up an early boost should she (God forbid!) run for President.
But most importantly, it was a way to invite Democrats to meddle in the Republican primary.
You see, the Democrats have moved the South Carolina primary ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire. Why? Because the Democrat machine in South Carolina controls the outcome.
Remember that in 2020, the Democrats had no clear winner after Iowa and New Hampshire. Joe Biden underperformed pitifully. He was on track to be forced out of the running.
Then came South Carolina, and Jim Clyburn’s political machine kicked into gear. Clyburn, the House Democrat Whip, effectively controls South Carolina’s Democrat politics, and engineered Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina primary.
Immediately after that, almost all of the Democrat candidates dropped out of the race. At John Lewis’s funeral, Bill Clinton even thanked Jim Clyburn for ending the race, saying Clyburn “with the stroke of a hand, ended an intra-family fight.”
The Democrats have rigged their own race to be decided in the very first contest: South Carolina. (Just as they rigged their past contests to defeat Bernie Sanders.)
So, when the February Michigan primary rolls around, Democrats would vote in the Republican primary.
(Not to mention, all of the concerns about vote fraud in a Democrat-controlled election process in which all of the safeguards against election fraud have been removed will be well-founded.)
But what happened today changed everything.
Under the plan the Michigan Republican Party adopted today, the early primary election will still happen, but only 13 national delegates will be bound by the results. 39 delegates will be chosen at convention, and will support the candidate chosen by delegates at congressional district caucuses, 3 from each of Michigan’s 13 congressional districts.
So, first of all, we get our national delegates back, and we actually elect more national delegates who win the primary than we do if the state GOP would, had they not adopted this plan.
And we still get to be an early primary state that will be enormously influential and shape the presidential race.
But not only that, our precinct delegates will elect state delegates who more largely determine the outcome of the nomination from our state.
I have no doubt that precinct delegates’ votes will correspond with Republican public opinion on who they choose to nominate. But this will forever change the Republican Party. People will discover how important it is to become precinct delegates. Next year, I expect thousands of new people will become precinct delegates.
And here’s the best part: Since the primary will be the lesser contest, Republicans will be free to vote in the Democrat presidential primary, if they choose to do so.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is challenging Joe Biden for the nomination. He may not be a conservative, but unlike Biden, he is an honest and decent man who fights for working-class Americans against the corporate mafia government.
He led the fight against all of the tyrannical policies the government implemented on the pretense of fighting Covid.
And Michigan has one of the earliest primary elections!
So, to summarize:
– Democrats tried to screw over Republicans by making the primary extremely early
– Republicans just screwed them back, by making our primary of secondary concern and inviting conservatives to vote in the hugely influential Democrat primary election
– We kept all of our national delegates, and made Michigan one of the most important states in the presidential race
– We created a massive incentive for people to get involved with the Republican Party as precinct delegates
I know, this is still a bit confusing. This is a lot to explain, and there have been a LOT of huge stories this week, from the latest false charges against President Trump to the escalating disaster in Ukraine.
(And as always, even if you can’t tune in live, you can always watch the video at those links.)
Adam de Angeli
Rescue Michigan Coalition
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