GOP Leader: SC Primaries in jeopardy under ‘extremist’ proposal

Posted March 4, 2013 4:10 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News
Glenn McCall

Glenn McCall

The chairman of the York County Republican party says local, state and even presidential primaries are in jeopardy in South Carolina.

Glenn McCall said Monday that a small group of extremists wants state party conventions to nominate candidates.

McCall says that would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of republican primary voters.  He tells WRHI’s Palmetto Mornings that incumbents like U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Governor Nikki Haley could still run in the general election in 2014.

McCall says if this decision were to take root, the decisions now made by voters would be made with much less transparency.

This proposal is ultimately up to the S.C. GOP which will meet for its annual convention in May.

McCall says one way voters can help fend off this proposal is to attend local precinct meetings and become delegates to the convention.

Those meetings are set for March 19 at 6:30 p.m at all 89 voting precincts in York County. Check your voter registration and find your precinct here.

Hear McCall’s full interview on WRHI’s Palmetto Mornings here.