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No more winner-take-all in Missouri’s GOP presidential primary

Hancock
Hancock

Once upon a time, Missouri Republicans gave the winner of its presidential primary or caucus all of the state’s national convention delegates.

No longer.

For 2016, the party has changed its allocation system. Now, Jo Mannies of St. Louis Public Radio writes, the winner of each of the state’s eight congressional district will win delegates.

And that could have a profound impact on the level of interest in Missouri.

With more chances to win delegates, a bevy of GOP wanna-bees will show up in the state to campaign, predicts John Hancock, the state GOP chairman.

“I expect this presidential primary to see the best turnout of any primary we’ve ever had,” Hancock said. “There’s just a tremendous amount of excitement about these candidates.”

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