FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - One potential roadblock for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's quest to create a 2016 presidential caucus in Kentucky could be military voters and their ability to vote for the next commander in chief.
Paul will travel to Bowling Green on Saturday to ask the Republican Party of Kentucky's executive committee to endorse his plan to replace the 2016 presidential primary with a caucus, where the winner is determined not by counting ballots but by counting voters who show up at meetings across the state.
Kentucky is home to two military bases and absentee voters have posed problems for other caucuses around the country. A spokesman for Paul noted a caucus gives organizers more options to accommodate military voters. He said Paul's team views it more as an opportunity than a challenge.