I am linking to the Delaware code Title 15 , which covers elections within the state. I am asking for help. I have gone through all relevent parts concerning primaries and nominating candidates. I can find nothing that says that parties must hold a convention and nominate candidates prior to holding a primary. I have found numerous times where the word “may” is used and of course there are filing deadlines, but I can find nothing that mandates that the party must endorse a candidate , and said candidate can then and only then be challenged in a primary.
So for anyone out there who believes that the GOP is conducting their nomination process the only way allowed by law, please lead me to chapter and section in the code.