UPDATED: GOP moves ahead without caucus; chair explains reason

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(Updated to reflect Sunday post from prominent Kansas conservative blogger criticizing the party's decision)

Kansas Republicans decided Saturday not to hold a presidential caucus next year when President Donald Trump will face challenges from within his own party.

Party officials say the decision - hotly criticized by some as rigging the process in favor of Trump - is tied to historical precedent dating back to Abraham Lincoln and the fact that caucuses are costly and consume a lot of volunteer hours.

They said caucuses have not been held in years when the party had an elected incumbent president, with 1992 being . . .

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