Colorado Republicans Plan To Cancel 2022 Primaries

Axios reports:

A majority of the Colorado GOP’s governing committee is expected to vote Saturday to cancel next year’s Republican primaries and opt for an internal process to pick candidates in the 2022 election.

The move would prevent 1.8 million unaffiliated voters — a plurality of those registered in Colorado — from casting ballots in the Republican primary elections next year.

“Colorado Republicans are flirting with political suicide,” wrote former state Treasurer Mark Hillman, a Republican in opposition to the idea. “We can’t win elections without attracting unaffiliated voters, whom Democrats shrewdly embrace. If Republicans shun them, our party — and candidates — will become irrelevant.

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