In 2016, Georgia voters may have more of a say in who becomes the next President of the United States. Typically by the time Georgians vote in the presidential primary, a clear front-runner has emerged or, in some cases, essentially locked up the nomination.
Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp wants to change that by moving the state's primary to March 1. In an interview with WSB's Eric Erickson, Kemp said moving the primary date would make Georgia more attractive for the candidates. He would also like every state with a Southeastern Conference school to hold their primaries on March 1 as well.
"We're also proposing basically calling this the SEC primary," Kemp says. "Everybody knows the SEC is the nation's best football conference."
The primary date change, Kemp explained, would give candidates a reason to come to Georgia and give voters a bigger say in the election.
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