As more and more states consider moving their presidential primary to February 5th, many analysts believe that the contests on both the Republican and Democratic sides may not be decided until the Conventions. Unlike elections in years past, states large and small, traditionally important and unimportant, are attempting to move their primary up in the calendar year to influence the outcome of the primary elections.
Because most Republican states' primaries are decided by a "winner-take-all" process, that is, the nominee who wins the majority of votes in a given state wins the entirety of that state's delegates, it will be easier for a GOP candidate to be declared prior to the Convention and possibly by February 5th. However, this will not be an easy feat-- a candidate would need to win basically all the early states to shore up the nomination.
With so much hanging in the balance of the primary process and 2008 election, it has never been more important to ensure that the moderate majority is represented and reflected in the make-up of the Convention delegation. Stay tuned to RealRepublicanMajority.org to find out how you can become a delegate in your state!
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