The GAGOP announced today that President Donald Trump was the only candidate who qualified to appear on the party’s 2020 presidential primary ballot.
Republican Chairman David Shafer explained the party’s two-part qualification process: a significant level of support among Republican voters in Georgia and an “unambiguous” pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee in the general election.
The decision was made unanimously by the party’s state executive committee, in accordance with state law.
The party followed the typical process, posting a notification to potential candidates on November 14. The only other applicants were “President R19 Boddie”, perennial, party-switching candidate Roque “Rocky” de la Fuente, former Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL), and former Massachusetts Governor and one-time Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld.
A recent AJC poll found President Trump has at least an 87% approval rating among Republicans.