A clutch of Southern states are in talks to hold 2016 presidential primaries on the same day, according to a story by James Hohmann of Politico. The goal of the group, which could end up including Texas, would be to preserve the region’s influence on who emerges as the GOP nominee.
For now, five states — Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas — are pushing the regional primary concept. Florida and Texas might join, but others believe those two large states might wait a couple of weeks instead.
Among the states pushing the regional primary, there is some fear that Texas and Florida would end up overwhelming them.