Additionally, the system of awarding delegates in primaries was changed for primaries held before March 14, 2016.
The new rules stated that no primary held before March 14 could award delegates based on the "winner-take-all" system; instead, the delegates were to be distributed in proportion to each candidate's support in order to stop any candidate from essentially winning the nomination in early March 2016.
Major contenders for the Republican nomination had slowly been announcing they would not participate in the poll over the weeks leading up to news of the cancellation. The link below is to the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms 2016 presidential election.
After the formal abandonment of plural marriage by the LDS Church, many members around Short Creek and elsewhere continued, and even solemnized, plural marriages.
In 1904 the LDS Church issued the Second Manifesto, and eventually excommunicated those who continued to solemnize or enter into new plural marriages.
Celestial marriage • Spiritual wifery • Polygamy in North America • Timeline of civil marriage in the US • Freedom of religion in the US • Mormon colonies in Mexico • Latter-day Saint settlements in Canada • Short Creek raid • Lost boys • YFZ Ranch • Polygamy czar • Legal status of polygamy The FLDS Church emerged in the early 20th century when its founding members left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
The split occurred largely because of the LDS Church's suspension of the practice of polygamy and its decision to excommunicate members who continued the practice.