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The Republican Party (sometimes called Grand Old Party, or GOP) is a major political party of the United States. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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In the US, why do libertarians tend to side with the GOP rather than the DNC?

A generic way to define a libertarian in the US could be 'fiscally conservative, socially liberal'. Given that the two major parties (GOP and DNC) tend to (again, speaking generically) be ...
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Is the Republican Party forced to support whoever wins the presidential primary?

Is the Republican Party forced to support the winner of the presidential primary, or can they choose to support another candidate, for example because that candidate is more in line with the party's ...
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How is it that Ted Cruz can run for the U.S. presidency seeing as he was born in Calgary?

Is renouncing his Canadian citizenship the only step he needed to take in order to be a viable candidate for the U.S. presidency?
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Why couldn't Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare so many times under Obama do it under a Republican president?

I seem to recall that Republicans voted to amend or repeal Obamacare dozens of times when Obama was president. It was a meme that they had so many better ideas about health care. They seemed to be ...
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Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change?

In their foundations, they support the laissez faire (economics) but they don't accept the green economy. Are there any logical reasons of why most Republicans (not all) refuse to acknowledge climate ...
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Why can a candidate be on the ballot for 2 parties?

Donald Trump will be on the ballot in California as the nominee of the Republican Party and the American Independent Party. Why is this possible? Aren't there laws regarding this? So, is Trump ...
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Why aren't Republicans more focused on mobilizing a movement towards 'dethroning' Trump?

This is not a question about the ideological implications of supporting or not supporting Trump. It is merely a question about the rational behavior (or lack thereof) of a political party when faced ...
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Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-Israel?

In my understanding, generally, right-wing politicians are hard on immigration and foreign people in general. This typically goes well with anti-semitism, too. (See Nazis / Neo-Nazis). At least in the ...
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Is it true that Republicans have an unfair geographical advantage in elections for the House of Representatives?

I'm not from the U.S. but someone told me that the Republican Party had an unfair advantage in elections for the House of Representatives. This advantage would be geographic. The voters who usually ...
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Is Donald Trump officially the Republican nominee [as of May 7th]?

Googling the phrase 2016 primaries indicates that Donald Trump is the "likely Republican presidential nominee" (emphasis mine). While Donald Trump needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, he ...
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Is the Republican party obligated to renominate Trump for Presidency in 2020?

Presuming Donald Trump wants to become nominated for a second time, is the Republican party obligated to let him do so? Or can they put forward alternative candidates that would potentially defeat ...
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Why are certain views/values amassed in one party, like Republican vs Democrat?

I don't know how to explain my question but basically I don't follow politics much and for instance can't really tell the difference between liberal/conservative vs Democratic/Republican, but recently ...
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Do any Republicans support impeachment of the president, or said what it would take for them to support it?

Impeaching the president is a popular topic among Democrats these days. But Republicans control both houses of Congress, so it seems like a futile endeavor without significant Republican support. ...
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How did Donald Trump or Ben Carson become a Republican candidate?

How does one become a candidate of the Republican party if they have no political past whatsoever? What's the process behind this?
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Are there any atheist politicians in the Republican Party (GOP)?

I haven't seen any non-religious Republicans. Is it a present qualification for politicians running on the GOP ticket to be religious?
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On what dimensions does the current Republican party differ substantially from the right-wing parties in Europe?

According to a NYT opinion piece the Republican Party is far to the right of mainstream conservative parties in Britain, Canada and Germany, and to the right even of groups like the National Rally (...
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Why are US State governments involved in presidential primary elections and caucuses?

When I say involved I mean things such as state and county election officials conducting events as well as the state footing the bill for the event costs such as poll manager pay, ballot printing, ...
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Why did the GOP change their strategy regarding the Affordable Care Act from ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’?

The repair language was discussed by Republicans during their closed-door policy retreat in Philadelphia last week as a better way to brand their strategy. Some of that discussion flowed from views ...
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Liberals comparing GOP candidates to Nazis, when did it start?

The Left was saying this about Reagan in 1980. Coretta Scott King said: I am scared if Reagan gets into office we will see more of the KKK and a resurgence of the Nazi Party. Claremont College ...
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Have any Republican senators announced they'll oppose the motion to proceed on 2017-07-26?

This Axios article describes what the Senate is planning to do tomorrow on Healthcare. First they'll vote on a motion to proceed on the House Republican Healthcare bill, the AHCA. Assuming it passes,...
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Being “registered” as Democratic/Republican/Independent vs being a party member

I was following online media during last year's primaries, and noticed anchors and commentators discussing people's "registration" as Democrats, Republicans or Independents (never for other parties ...
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What is the procedure for choosing a new Republican candidate for the US presidency if the nominee withdraws or is removed?

What is the procedure for choosing a new candidate for the Republican party in a US presidential election in the event that the party's nominee withdraws or is otherwise removed from candidacy prior ...
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What is the evidence for a top-down Southern Strategy?

According to Wikipedia, “In American politics, the Southern Strategy refers to a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to ...
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Is there any legal measure that can be employed to Effectively prevent Donald Trump from becoming the RNC Nominee?

While Donald Trump is not yet the official Republican Nominee, it is highly likely he will be. There isn't a competitor left running against him. Is there a legal mechanism that can be employed to ...
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How often does Senator McCain vote against his own party?

Senator McCain was Republican candidate for presidency in 2008, so perhaps plenty of Republicans (at least in states with closed primaries) felt that he represented their views. Is there any actual ...
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Why was Mitt Romney initially incorrectly reported as the winner of the GOP Iowa caucus in 2012?

I keep reading this bit that Mitt Romney was initially incorrectly reported as the winner of the GOP caucus in 2012, but I can't seem to find much in the way of details why that happened, e.g. in WaPo:...
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RNC convention first ballot rules for candidates who fail to pass rule 40b?

Among other interesting fodder for discussion for this year's Republican Convention, there's rule 40b, which stipulates that: "(b) Each candidate for nomination for President of the United ...
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What was WHO's defence from US Republican attacks that the WHO “really blew” their response to the pandemic by being “slow” and “deceptive”?

As reported on the BBC today: The [US] president accused the WHO of being "very China-centric" and said they "really blew" their pandemic response. Dr Tedros has now dismissed the ...