Georgia GOP eyes nominating conventions. Here’s why it matters. | Washington Post | The Fix

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Georgia GOP eyes nominating conventions. Here’s why it matters. | Washington Post | The Fix

The Georgia Republican Party will vote Saturday on whether to nominate its candidates at a convention rather than by regular primaries, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution….

Only a select few states employ this method. In Utah, primaries are only held if no candidate reaches 60 percent of the vote at the state party convention. In Virginia, the state party decides each year whether to nominate its candidates via primaries or convention.

The reason it matters: Conventions are often dominated by conservative party activists and tend to favor more conservative candidates.

It’s not clear when the change would be ready in Georgia, if the party makes it. All eyes are on the state’s 2014 GOP Senate primary, which includes a couple very conservative candidates who national party leaders worry would jeopardize their chances in the general election.

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