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Why won't the Republicans (RNC) use a superdelegate system like the DNC in their nomination process?

A better way to look at this question is to ask why Democrats do have such an expansive superdelegate system (Republicans kiiiiiiiiind of have superdelegates, but far less and bound to the results of ...
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Why would a former US president's announcement of a reelection bid cut off legal defense funds?

From the July 28, 2022 Yahoo article, by Cheryl Teh, The RNC has been helping Trump pay his legal bills but will pull the plug once he kicks off his 2024 campaign: The Republican National Committee ...
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If all of Trump's opponents drop out and then the supreme Court rules he is ineligible who becomes the nominee?

The Republican party has rules which cover such scenarios. And rules can be updated! At the convention: RULE NO. 40 Nominations (2) Beginning with the 2020 national convention and for each convention ...
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What if no Republican candidate gets a majority of delegates for president?

Another round of voting is called until a candidate receives an outright majority vote of the delegates. See the Republican Party's Rules of the Party, adopted August 24, 2020 and amended April 14, ...
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Do US House of Representatives members really need to "bring in a certain amount of donations, frankly, to get some top positions" on committees?

if this is indeed so ("Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so!) As a strictly technical matter it isn't true. Committee assignments are made by House leadership for a party with the approval of ...
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Why would a former US president's announcement of a reelection bid cut off legal defense funds?

I just searched for the state law on election funds that I could find, and the first I found happened to be Maryland's. Their guide states: It is prohibited for any candidate or political committee ...
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Why won't the Republicans (RNC) use a superdelegate system like the DNC in their nomination process?

Republicans do have a superdelegate system, except that only 7% of the Republican nominating delegation. The current system makes superdelegates nominate the primary candidate who won their state and ...
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Why would a former US president's announcement of a reelection bid cut off legal defense funds?

Obviously, Trump wants to run against Biden in the general presidential election, but before he does so, he has to win the Republican presidential primary, so if he announces his candidacy for the ...
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What if no Republican candidate gets a majority of delegates for president?

@cdjb's answer is better. This is supplementary. Read that first. What cdjb describes has happened in the actual presidential contest. It's unlikely, but can happen. In 1824 Jackson entered with the ...
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If all of Trump's opponents drop out and then the supreme Court rules he is ineligible who becomes the nominee?

The idea of all other candidates "drop[ping] out" before the Supreme Court decision is speculative. The Court is well aware their decision on the disqualification question must be made ...
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Do US House of Representatives members really need to "bring in a certain amount of donations, frankly, to get some top positions" on committees?

ohwilleke's answer is entirely correct. But I think it would be helpful to look at why committee assignments are such a big deal in the first place. The US Congress is structured differently from a ...
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Why won't the Republicans (RNC) use a superdelegate system like the DNC in their nomination process?

The direct roots of the Democratic superdelegate traces to 1972, and George McGovern. True that 1968 was a mess, plus a rather dull Humphrey beating out the only remaining populist choice, Gene '...
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For the GOP primary, where can I see the list of complete rules of how each state allocates delegates, updated for 2024?

The Rules of the Republican Party which apply to the 2024 primary season can be found here. It doesn't have a table. The original source explains it all in body text only.
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Debate-related statement GOP says every US Republican presidential candidate must sign; what does it say & what happens if they don't sign or comply?

As far as I can see, the exact text of the amendment to the RNC rules hasn't been published yet - at time of writing the Rules & Resolutions page on the GOP website has only been updated to ...
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If a party holds no primary debates, how does a lesser known candidate express his views in a forum specific to the party?

It's called "campaigning". It is the main activity involved in running for public office. It is essentially like any other marketing campaign, but for a political candidate asking for a vote,...
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If a party holds no primary debates, how does a lesser known candidate express his views in a forum specific to the party?

Generally speaking, they have to do so either through advertising or earned media coverage. At the end of the day, political parties - while closely regulated in many respects - are entirely ...
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Is there any legal measure that can be employed to Effectively prevent Donald Trump from becoming the RNC Nominee?

There are very few, if any, federal or state legal constraints on what a political party may do in selecting its nominee. The US Constitution simply does not allow federal and state laws that limit ...
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If all of Trump's opponents drop out and then the supreme Court rules he is ineligible who becomes the nominee?

In rare cases, none of the party's candidates may have a majority of delegates going into the convention. The convention is then considered "contested." Delegates will pick their ...
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How is a political party funded? Solely based on donations less than $3300 (maximum allowed)?

Q: How is a political party funded? Donations up to certain limits. Contribution limits for 2023-2024 federal elections                 RecipientDonor Partycommittee:state/district/local Party ...
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Do US House of Representatives members really need to "bring in a certain amount of donations, frankly, to get some top positions" on committees?

Bob Ney (R), head of the House Administration Committee from 2001 through 2006, claimed this to be the case in a interview: Jones: What’s your view on SuperPACs? Ney: They’re outrageous. It’s ...
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Why is there a disparity between support for NSA surveillance among GOP Congressmen vs. the RNC?

RNC members don't get to see what the NSA produces. Members of House and Senate, while they don't get the full access to NSA work product that the President does, still get significant access to its ...
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