RNC Member Calls For Convention Rule Change That Could Block Trump Challengers From Being Nominated

From the right wing Washington Examiner:

Mitt Romney’s scorching critique of President Trump in a New Year’s Day op-ed has sparked a call from within the Republican National Committee to change party rules to protect Trump from any long-shot primary challenge in 2020.

“Look, the political history is clear. No Republican president opposed for re-nomination has ever won re-election,” RNC committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams said in a email obtained by the Washington Examiner. “Unfortunately, loopholes in the rules governing the 2020 re-nomination campaign are enabling these so-called Republicans to flirt with the possibility of contested primaries and caucuses.”

“Accordingly, I am asking for your support to take the unprecedented step of amending the rules to close loopholes in the re-nomination campaign, including Rule 40.”

It appears that Rule 40 provides that any challenger can get a nomination vote on the GOP convention floor if he or she wins five or more primaries.

Last month South Carolina’s state GOP party floated canceling their primary entirely to ward off any challenge to their Glorious Leader.