Skip to comments.Breaking: Ted Cruz makes outrageous statement on voterless election win in Wyoming
Posted on 04/17/2016 4:26:04 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
Ted Cruz on Wyoming win: "This is how elections are won in America."
Once again, voters are not represented in the process. Instead, "votes" for the nominee are gained by backroom politics. Another corrupt process by the GOP establishment.
From Fox News:
Ted Cruz on Saturday won all 14 delegates in the Wyoming GOP convention -- a relatively small number but enough for the Texas senator to declare victory and keep GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump from securing the nomination.
We are likely to have a battle in Cleveland to decide who is the nominee, Cruz told party members before they picked the delegates. If you dont want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, then I ask you to please vote for the men and women on this slate.
The Wyoming process mirrored that of Colorado, which was engulfed by political controversy after hosting a similar convention last week.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstatewatcher.com ...
That statement means his Cuban heritage is kicking in.
Cruz made that statement with religious zeal.
Another blog no one heard of before last week?
Crappy Cruz copulates rats, again.
Cruz has really gone completely, totally GOPe. He is manipulating the process to “win” by skewing the process.
He represents everything, about the GOP, which I have learned to despise.
Trump is the person who America needs as our president. He is winning in actually primaries, and has a LOT of supporters. Cruz has a machine. That is it.
The GOP is just not helpful. At all.
Good thing the writer of the story is unbiased.
I am no fan of either of these guys, but the writing out there these days is simply horrible.
All of the bloggers think they are Walter Winchell.
Ever hear of NBCNews?
Ted Cruz Wins All 14 Wyoming Delegates at State Convention
NBCNews.com-Apr 16, 2016
Ted Cruz won the 14 Wyoming at-large delegates up for grabs at that state’s ... “This is how elections are won in America,” Cruz added, in an ...
Wyoming Caucus process.
“Brief Civics Lesson in Delegate Selection
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has two jobs. First is to hold a convention, which nominates a presidential candidate. The second is to see to the election of that nominee. So: how does the Wyoming Republican Party select its delegates and alternates to that convention? No two states do it exactly the same way.
A delegate is entitled to vote and otherwise participate in the convention. If the delegate cannot do so, an alternate steps in. The RNC sets the size of each delegation, using a formula that rewards state parties for electing Republicans. In 2016, Wyoming is entitled to 29 delegates and 26 alternates.
Wyomings Delegate Selection Process
In all states, three delegates are automatic, the state party Chairman, the Republican National Committeewoman, and the Republican National Committeeman. They do not get any alternates.
County conventions (March 12) select another 12 delegates and their 12 alternates. In most cases, a county convention will elect either a delegate or an alternate to the Republican National Convention. For this purpose, the states 23 counties are divided into twelve delegate districts (with the county electing the delegate emphasized):
(6) Hot Springs-Washakie;
(7) Sheridan-Big Horn;
(11) Platte-Goshen; and
(12) Laramie. Laramie County, being its own district, elects one of each.
The remaining delegates and alternates, if any, are selected at the state convention.
Wyoming is entitled to 29 delegates.
We have accounted for 15 of those, leaving 14 to elect at the state convention. The state convention will also elect 14 alternates.
Delegates and alternates are elected from one big slate, so those voting at the convention get to vote for up to 28 people.
The top 14 are the delegates. The bottom 14 are the alternates.
These are promoted to delegates in the order of their vote count.
So Who Elects These People?
The Chairman is elected to a two year term by the State Central Committee in the spring of odd numbered years. The National Committeeman and National Committeewoman are elected to four year terms at the state convention of presidential election years.
Delegates to the state convention are elected by the county conventions.
Delegates to the county convention are elected by precinct caucuses in their respective counties.
Any person registered to vote Republican as of the call for precinct caucuses in a given precinct may vote in that precincts caucus.
The Wyoming delegate selection process is governed by the Bylaws of the Republican Party of Wyoming, Wyoming Statute Title 22, and the Republican National Committee Rules.”
I’m somewhat surprised at the number of folks on FR who apparently didn’t understand some of the intricacies-and I’m being kind to the ignorant calling them that-of our many states nominating situations.
More and more I’m coming around to Frank’s view.
So was this written by a communist democrat or who? The elections in Colorado are caucus type as prescribed by law in the Colorado legislature. Over 60,000 republicans voted for delegates in the caucus. This is the same method used in Colorado since about 1912 except for 10 years but I guess no one on wants to hear the truth.
Last year I got heat for calling him the Republican Hillary. I rest my case.
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