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President Trump speaks during an October campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Photo: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday to rule in favor of the South Carolina Republican Party's decision not to hold a 2020 presidential primary, the Post and Courier first reported.

The big picture: In a show of support for President Trump, the South Carolina GOP voted in September to cancel its 2020 presidential primary. The Republican parties of Alaska, Nevada, Kansas and Arizona voted for the same action that month.

  • Trump has a near-90% approval rating within the GOP. But he faces challenges for the party's nomination from former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Joe Walsh, who's called the states' decision to cancel the primaries "undemocratic bulls--t."

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Go deeper: Trump challenger Joe Walsh: Canceling GOP primaries is undemocratic

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.

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