March 8, 2019 | Professor Derek Muller is quoted in the CALmatters article, “Could the path of a GOP revolt against Trump run through east Los Angeles?” The article considers the GOP party’s rules that give more electoral power to districts where low numbers of Republicans vote. The question is whether these voters will back the president in 2020 or support a challenger.
Excerpt from “Could the path of a GOP revolt against Trump run through east Los Angeles?”
And even if blue-district Republicans do vote against Trump, they may not wield enough influence to shake up the nomination, said Derek Muller, an election-law scholar at Pepperdine University.
“It would be very easy for someone like Kasich or Weld to pull a handful of districts out of California,” he said. But that might not be enough. And in any case, he noted, credible primary challenges to sitting presidents are rare.
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