I have been objecting loudly to the GOP nominating processes in various states for many years now.
In short: the Republican Party Establishment has swooped into competitive Republican Party primaries (election contests that VOTERS should decide) to coronate certain candidates and exclude candidates they do not prefer.
This practice began during the Bush Administration, as far as I can tell. It’s a disgusting process and is truly politics as its worst.
Here is an article in which I criticize the Wisconsin Republican Party for nominating two candidates — one for Governor and another for U.S. Senate — at its Convention on Saturday despite the fact that one other candidate is running in each of these races. Enjoy!