Republican Party in Florida drops loyalty oath requirement for primary

The Republican Party in Florida has just voted to drop the loyalty oath requirement for candidates to appear on the primary ballot next year.

They voted to mandate this requirement in May of this year.

Here’s more via DC Examiner:

The party voted on Friday night to drop plans to require candidates to agree to the loyalty oath just months after the party agreed to implement the requirement in May. If adopted, the pledge would have required candidates to promise to endorse the eventual GOP nominee on next year’s ballot — something the former president has previously rejected.

The party agreed to scrap the requirement through a voice vote, citing national party rules that prohibit changes to candidate eligibility requirements within two years of an election.

“Common sense prevailed at the Republican Party of Florida tonight,” state Sen. Joe Gruters, who led the vote, told CNN.

Trump’s campaign didn’t like the rule because Trump won’t promise to support the eventual nominee of the party and they argued against it.

It’s honestly probably a good thing that they dumped it because it’s an election after all and every legitimate candidate needs to be on the ballot.

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