The loyalty pledge to the future Presidential nominee has been eliminated by Florida Republicans.

Multiple outlets reported that the Republican Party of Florida decided on Friday to discard a rule they had previously implemented this year. This rule mandated that all potential candidates for the 2024 presidential election must pledge their support to the eventual nominee in order to be included on the primary ballots in the state on March 19.

Former President Donald Trump, a resident of Florida, is seen as the beneficiary of this decision as he has consistently declined to sign any similar commitment. On the other hand, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has already signed such a pledge, is considered to have suffered a setback.

The challenge of uniting Republican voters behind a single candidate in the 2024 election has made loyalty pledges a contentious matter within the Republican Party.

At the national level, Republican leaders have pushed for the pledge. Candidates were told they had to sign if they wanted to appear in the first Republican primary debate held in Milwaukee last month. (Trump refused to sign, but he also refused to debate, thereby skirting the issue.)

CNN reported that the Florida GOP discreetly put into effect a loyalty pledge in May, which was perceived as a tactic to support DeSantis.

Trump allies have allegedly been pressuring the Florida chapter of the party, which is Trump’s home state, to abandon the pledge.

According to Politico, during Friday’s meeting, Trump supporters within the Florida GOP warned of potential chaos if the pledge was not eliminated. One individual stated that the Republican Party of Florida would no longer exist.

Someone else expressed that there would be anger if we prevent Trump from being included on the ballot.