On Saturday, Florida’s Republican Party executive board formally voted to make the state’s presidential primary a winner-take-all contest. What that means is whoever carries Florida will get 99 delegates to the Republican National Convention.Leaders hope the move will bring more attention to the state as reported by News4Jax.
Party Chairman Blaise Ingoglia released the following statement:
The road to the White House runs through Florida. This now confirms that the road to the Republican nomination will run through Florida as well.
Ingoglia insists he remains neutral in the race even though four GOP presidential candidates come from Florida. They are: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson.
Back in March the Legislature unanimously approved moving the presidential primary to March 15th so the party could make the winner-take-all without breaking national GOP rules.It has been speculated this was done to make it easier for Jeb Bush to claim Florida.