The biggest trouble with the Primary is that New Hampshire and Iowa start it, Both voted Democrat and New Hampshire allows Crossovers, In other words we have Democrats picking our candidates.
Now I know that others can win after the New hampshire primary, but it gives the Dems poick a head start that is hard to beat.
Republicans have to refuse to participate in the New Hampshire primary.
Here’s how you do it:
A committee decides on the three candidates that will run (Bring back the smoke-filled rooms!) More than three is counter-productive.
The first Primary is in Texas.....the one who finishes last, drops out.
As it is, state size is a big factor and a history of actually delivering electoral votes to the GOP is secondary. That formula needs to be reversed. A state should start with the same number of delegates as their electoral votes and, after that, get additional delegates based on their actual ability to deliver electoral votes plus bonus delegates for those elected-- one per congressman, two per U.S. senator, three per governor and maybe three times the average electoral votes delivered to the GOP presidential candidates in the last 4-6 election cycles.
It makes zero sense that California would get more delegates than Texas when it consistently fails to deliver electoral votes where Texas consistently produces.
States, of course, would be free to up their delegate total by allocating delegates on the Maine and Nebraska system-- two for the statewide winner, one for the winner of each congressional district. The Pennsylvania GOP chairman pissed away just such an opportunity last fall. We had majorities in both houses, just such a bill introduced by our Senate Majority Leader and a governor pledged to sign it into law if passed. Chairman Gleason made sure it didn't get out of committee. We would have delivered 13 GOP electoral votes under such a system this cycle.
I've been screaming that re: Red Hampshire for years...it is a deliberate strategy on the part of the dems to cross over and vote for the weakest GOP candidate...