“With a packed Republican presidential field and condensed primary season voting schedule, the Southern states are in a position to play a more prominent campaign-year role than ever before when it comes to helping choose a Republican presidential nominee,” the Washington Post reports.
“Southern states are to hold their primaries on March 1 — a regional early voting blitz that’s been nicknamed the ‘SEC Primary’ after the college football conference. Eight Southern states will vote that day, with more weighing in over the following two weeks. States that vote before March 15 have their delegates apportioned, rather than a winner-take-all system. In other words, Southern states could represent a delegate bonanza after what may be fractured voting in the first four nominating contests.”Save to Favorites