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  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their wishful thinking that Cruz is officially DOA. Which brings to mind the truly hilarious spoof Cruz himself does on YouTube of the epic scene in “The Princess Bride” in which Billy Crystal as Miracle Max declares the Dread Pirate Roberts only “mostly dead.” But the Dread Pirate didn’t have the unpledged Republican Convention delegates, and Cruz just might. If the media clairvoyants who tally up delegate “projections” would...
  • Question about Convention: What if 1st Ballot Trump Delegates Fail to Show at Voting Time?!

    05/02/2016 11:45:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    FREEpers | 5/2/16 | sff
    We hear that all these delegates, even though they are obligated to support Trump on the "first ballot", are able to switch their votes on subsequent ballots.What if Trump reaches the 1,237 votes or whatever....but some of the delegates get "blue flu" during the first ballot and do not show up? Or if they claim "rioters" have kept them from getting to the convention hall? On subsequent ballots, then, they could vote against Trump?
  • Cruz's Hemlock Beverage Served To The GOP

    05/02/2016 10:41:56 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 2, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Cruz is at it again. In two states over the weekend Cruz's "ground game" steamrolled state conventions following losses in those state primaries, putting overwhelming majorities of delegates on the state slate that support Ted. In Arizona, for example, Cruz lost by roughly half compared to Trump; 47% to 25% (Kascich got 10% and the rest went to candidates who have dropped out.) How does a political party manage to justify a delegate split that doesn't look like 47-25-10, roughly? Oh sure, such a result might be "legal" under the rules of the party, and further on the first ballot...
  • Trump backers yell foul over GOP delegate loss Former Gov. Jan Brewer: I got cheated!

    05/02/2016 6:39:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    PHOENIX Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district.
  • Cruz denies an Indiana loss would end campaign

    05/01/2016 1:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1st, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said on Sunday he would continue his campaign if he lost the critical Indiana primary on Tuesday. "If you don't win in Indiana under these circumstances, is this race over?" asked "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "Of course not," Cruz said. "It's going to be a battle to see who can earn a majority of the delegates elected by the people at the convention. And the reason Donald is so frantic to say the race is over ... is because Donald knows he cannot earn a majority of the delegates that were elected by...
  • Are Ted Cruz delegates starting to freak?

    05/01/2016 7:36:40 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 05/01/2016
    After walking away with the majority of delegates in Wyoming and Colorado, Sen. Ted Cruz was on a roll. His knowledge of the obscure, internecine delegate fights gave him a tactical advantage over front-runner Donald Trump, which could end up deciding the Republican nomination for president. This is how elections are won in America, said Cruz. The Texas senator saw a silver lining to his declining polls as he heads into Tuesdays critical Indiana primary. According to the National Review, The political world was captivated and Trump supporters were infuriated by the Cruz campaigns successful effort to elect...
  • Cruz Delegates Waver as Trump Gains Momentum

    05/01/2016 2:10:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | May 1, 2016 | Brendan Bordelon
    Those delegates are vital to Cruzs quest to deny his rival the 1,237 delegates hell need on the first ballot in Cleveland. But as theyve watched Cruz struggle to tread water in a primary increasingly dominated by Trump, many of them, wary of a bitter convention battle that could rend the party at its seams, are rethinking their commitment to the Texas senator. Of the ten North Dakota delegates on the Cruz slate reached by National Review, five express serious reservations about backing the Texas senator on that crucial first ballot...
  • Ted Cruzs Support Softens Among the Delegates He Courted

    05/01/2016 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 95 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERSMAY
    Even as Donald J. Trump trounced him from New Hampshire to Florida to Arizona, Senator Ted Cruz could reassure himself with one crucial advantage: He was beating Mr. Trump in the obscure, internecine delegate fights that could end up deciding the Republican nomination for president. This is how elections are won in America, Mr. Cruz gloated after walking away with the most delegates in Wyoming. But it turns out that delegates like ordinary voters are susceptible to shifts in public opinion. And as the gravitational pull of Mr. Trumps recent primary landslides draws more Republicans toward him, Mr....
  • Ted Cruz, RINOS still huge losers, Mrs. Carr the biggest winner

    05/01/2016 8:34:58 AM PDT · by MUDDOG · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 1, 2016 | Howie Carr
    So now I have a roommate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July my wife. She was elected yesterday from North Attleboro as a Donald Trump delegate to the national GOP convention. Unfortunately for Dyin Ted Cruz, she is not a double agent for him or any other Canadian-born RINOs.
  • Trump supporters furious over 'collusion' at Arizona GOP convention

    04/30/2016 10:13:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 30, 2016 | Joe Ferguson
    Upset that Donald Trump received just a handful of statewide delegates during an electronic vote, his Arizona campaign manager is threatening to sue the Arizona Republican Party. "This stinks to high heaven!"Jeff DeWitshouted at reporters, decrying the results of the at-large delegates. He suggested the website Arizona Republicans used to choose delegates for this summer's national GOP convention,NeverHillary.SimplyVoting.com, was rigged. He offered proof in terms of a screen shot that suggests statewide delegates clicked on a slate supporting Trump. "People clicked the trump button more than any other and we got hosed," he said. Former governorJan Brewer, a national...
  • Trump campaign unveils slate of loyalists

    04/28/2016 10:11:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ^ | Apr. 25, 2016 | Lauren Dezenski
    The Donald Trump campaign has unveiled its official slate of delegates ahead of Saturdays congressional caucuses in an effort to drum up support and prevent rival campaigns from floating slates of imposter Trump candidates. (SNIP) Among those on the slate: Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund, who is listed as an alternate; Republican state committeewoman Amy Carnevale; Bonnie Johnson, a conservative former state committeewoman; and Kathy Carr, wife of conservative talk radio host Howie Carr.
  • ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996

    04/28/2016 6:28:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2016 | BREITBART.COM
    ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday nights sweep of five states.
  • Donald Trump Doesnt Need Indiana Anymore

    04/28/2016 8:53:33 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apri 28,2016 | Nate Cohn
    For the last month or so, Donald Trumps path to 1,237 delegates has been clear: Win Indiana and California. But after his strong showings in the Northeast, Indiana no longer seems to be a must-win state to capture the Republican nomination. Sure, winning the state would be very helpful toward gaining a majority of delegates. Without Indiana, he would struggle to get the 1,237 bound delegates needed to wrap up the nomination heading into the convention. But theres now a credible path to winning on the first ballot without it. The main reason is Mr. Trumps success on Tuesday among...
  • Moving Forward=> DONALD TRUMP Only Needs 43% of Remaining Delegates to Win Nomination

    04/28/2016 1:11:20 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/16 | Jim Hoft
    After sweeping all five primaries that occurred Tuesday Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania Donald Trump has 987 delegates, Cruz has 562 with 622 remaining.
  • DONALD TRUMP Only Needs 43% of Remaining Delegates to Win Nomination (After Tues Cruz Crush)

    04/28/2016 10:19:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr 28th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    After sweeping all five primaries that occurred Tuesday Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania Donald Trump has 987 delegates, Cruz has 562 with 622 remaining. Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated on Tuesday night. There are fewer delegates remaining than we originally projected because the delegates in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota were allocated in corrupt voter-less elections. But our April 2nd projections for Trump and Cruz were very, very close. Trump was awarded another 40 Pennsylvania delegates on Wednesday which brings his total to 987. Donald Trump only needs 250 more delegates to secure the Republican nomination....
  • Trump needs just 287 more delegates to clinch GOP nomination

    04/28/2016 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump needs to win less than 300 more delegates in the remaining GOP contests to clinch the Republican presidential nomination and avoid a contested convention.
  • Presidential primary proposal clears 1st hurdle in Colorado legislature

    04/27/2016 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies
    KRDO.com Channel 13 ^ | April 25,2016
    A plan to return Colorado to a presidential preference primary has cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature. A House committee voted 5-4 Monday to set up a primary vote for 2020. Unaffiliated voters could choose to vote in a party's primary as long as they indicate a preference, which would then be scrubbed after the vote. That falls short of a truly open primary, in which voters could cast ballots in whichever party they choose, without indicating a party preference. Colorado has more unaffiliated voters than voters registered with either party. Legislative analysts have said a primary vote...
  • Poll: More than half say nominating process is 'rigged'

    04/27/2016 8:40:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    More than two-thirds of Americans want the presidential nomination processes to be changed and more than half say the systems are rigged, a new poll found. The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that 51 percent of likely voters believe the primary system is rigged against some candidates. And 71 percent say parties should pick their presidential nominees with a direct vote, instead of using delegates. Twenty-seven percent said they did not understand how the primary process works, and 44 percent said they were unsure why delegates are involved at all. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders...
  • History lesson needed : GOP Superdelegates? (Extreme Vanity)

    04/26/2016 6:13:16 PM PDT · by Celerity · 16 replies
    Selft | April 24, 2016 | Celerity
    I see in a few counts that there are "Superdelegates" assigned to Cruz this evening. Where did I miss this ? Does the Republican party have superdelegates now ? Am I missing something ?
  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 4:14:34 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Hannity ^ | April 26th 2016 | Sean Hannity
    Donna from Staten Island, a caller on Tuesday's Sean Hannity Show, has provided Hannity.com with a pair of photos--one of the Democratic ballot and one of the GOP ballot--that perfectly illustrate the bizarre way the Pennsylvania GOP elects its delegates to the Republican National Convention. The photos were taken by Donna's sister, who is voting in Pennsylvania's 15th district. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the two ballots. On the left, you'll see the Democratic ballot. On the right, the GOP. Notice a difference?
  • Cruz, Kasich announce strategic alliance to stop Trump from reaching 1,237

    04/25/2016 5:25:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Trump, of course, says they're desperate losers and should just get out of the way. But if that's the case, the strategy should be easy to defeat, right? Strategically it makes perfect sense. Neither Cruz nor Kasich can get to 1,237 via the primaries and caucuses, but if they can make sure Trump falls short too, then anyone could conceivably become the nominee in a contested convention. Im a little surprised theyre actually announcing it, but here we are: Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with...
  • Exclusive: Donald Trump Losing Unbound Delegate Race to Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    The group could be pivotal Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a clear early lead in the Republican race for unbound delegates who can vote their personal preference on the first ballot at the Cleveland convention, according to a TIME survey, presenting an obstacle for frontrunner Donald Trump if he falls just short of the 1,237 bound delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Of the 63 unbound delegates who have already been named, 26 have told TIME or other news outlets that they are either committed to support Cruz, lean towards supporting Cruz or refuse to support Trump on the first...
  • Latest FOX News Polls Show Trump Will Easily Hit 1,237 Delegate Threshold

    04/24/2016 4:15:44 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Two new FOX News polls show GOP front-runner with huge leads in Indiana and California. Donald Trump is up 8 points in Indiana. Donald Trump laps the field in California. Trump has more support than Kasich and Cruz combined in California. The latest polling numbers shows that Trump will easily hit the 1,237 delegate threshold. For the record We predicted this for a month now. We also predicted weeks ago that Ted Cruz will be mathematically eliminated on Tuesday, April 26.
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • HOW TO VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP IN PA

    04/24/2016 11:16:55 AM PDT · by Bill_o'Rights · 11 replies
    Gabriel C. Keller website ^ | Matthew Jansen, Jaime Klein, Gabriel C. Keller
    From the site http://www.kellerfordelegate.com/:Here is everything you need to know to navigate Pennsylvania's "unique" delegate system and ensure that your vote for Donald Trump counts in "3 Easy Steps" FIND YOUR DISTRICT - MAP or SEARCH FIND YOUR TRUMP DELEGATES VOTE FOR TRUMP AND YOUR DELEGATES ON APRIL 26th NOTE: A vote for any other delegate cancels out a vote for Trump
  • Lyin Cruz Campaign Lies To Maine Governor Reneges on Agreement For Delegate Unity Ticket

    04/23/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by RedWulf · 75 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/23/lyin-cruz-campaign-lies-to-maine-governor-reneges-on
    During the Maine GOP caucus on March 5, candidate Ted Cruz came out on top with about 46 percent of the vote. Based on the caucus result Cruz was allocated 12 delegates, leaving nine for Trump and two for John Kasich. cruz quoteMaines Governor Paul LePage coordinated with the Cruz camp, the Trump camp and the Kasich camp to insure the state convention would provide equitable distribution of the delegates based on the caucus result. This is called a unity ticket, with delegates assigned based on the results of the caucus. However, during the states convention this weekend the Cruz...
  • Sean Hannity: Pennsylvania Primary Delegate Guide

    04/22/2016 9:51:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Pennsylvania is rarely a factor in the GOP presidential primary race considering it's late date in the primary season. However, due to the close nature of this year's delegate count the commonwealth is poised to play a critical roll in deciding who will carry the Republican standard into the election. A total of 71 delegates will be sent to the convention in July, three unbound delegates for each of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts, as well as 17 extra delegatesincluding the state party chairman, Rob Gleason, Pennsylvania's two national GOP committee members and 14 picked in May by party leaderswho are...
  • [April 14, 2016] Exclusive Trump California Political Director: We Have Already Outmatched Cruz

    04/22/2016 8:51:08 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 80 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Tim Clark, hand-picked by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this week to be his new California political director, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday evening that the Trump campaign has "already outmatched" Sen. Ted Cruz in the Golden State. "I've only been on the job for the past 24 hours," Clark said, "but it is a large, grassroots, unstoppable, momentous movement that is elevating Donald Trump in the state." On Monday, Cruz's own California political director, former state GOP chair Mike Schroeder, speculated that the Trump campaign would fail to find enough delegates to fill three slots in each...
  • Pennsylvania Delegate Scenario Might Be Better For Trump Than Most Anticipated.

    04/22/2016 8:27:09 AM PDT · by GilGil · 4 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/22/2016 | Sundance
    That said, many of the unbound delegates have committed to either vote for the winner of their congressional district, or stated they will vote for the state winner. All of the delegates had to submit their name for candidacy prior to February 16th, 2016. According to a spreadsheet put together by Phil Kerpen, there are also 26 (electable) self-proclaimed Cruz delegates and 34 (electable) self-proclaimed Trump delegates. There are 27 delegates who are not committed to any specific candidate, 59 who expressed their commitment to the district winner, and 5 who say theyll support the state winner.
  • The Donald Trump Effect: Not a politician and dominating on immigration.(CO Trump wins44%)

    In light of all the controversy surrounding the Cruz Colorado voterless win. We find that Trump would have won Colorado quite easily. If a Republican Presidential Primary Election were to take place in Colorado, 44% of likely voters would vote for Donald Trump, 34% support Ted Cruz, 17% support John Kasich and 5% are undecided. When asked to choose between only Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, 48% support Trump and 42% support Cruz, and 10% are undecided. These results are interesting in light of the results at the Republican State Convention where Ted Cruz won all 34 delegates awarded. What...
  • Donald Trump joins TODAY Show for live town hall, answers voters' questions

    04/21/2016 8:52:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Today News ^ | 4/21/2016 | Staff
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump with his family at this side paid a visit Thursday morning to the TODAY Plaza to answer voters' questions in a live town hall. After his wife, Melania, and adult children spoke on behalf of the candidate, Trump answered questions submitted by people in the crowd and through social media.
  • Donald Trump rails against Carrier during rally at Indiana State Fairgrounds (Pence, Christie)

    04/21/2016 7:40:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 107 replies
    Fox 59 News ^ | 4/20/2106 | Kylee Wierks
    Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana's economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a...
  • Is Trump the real beneficiary of a "rigged" system?

    04/21/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by erk · 24 replies
    Based on the raw vote and delegate counts at Real Clear Politics, consider the following: Raw vote %: Trump - 40% Cruz - 29% Delegate %: Trump - 49% Cruz - 32% Bump created by the "system" (delegate % divided by raw vote%): Trump - 22% Cruz - 10% Votes per delegate (how many votes did it take on average to get one delegate): Trump - 10,322 Cruz - 11,430
  • Ted Cruz Now Risks Destroying The Relevancy of His Own Conservative Base

    04/21/2016 7:01:20 AM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/21/2016 | Sundance
    Theres an old saying referenced at times when a person refuses to move based on principle: At what cost are you willing to win? cruz and heidiThe essential meaning behind the question is: how far are you willing to go -in the elimination of a coalition- in order to prove your own standing is most righteous? and does the internal sense of victory overcome the desperate isolation at the end of your arguments? Do the ends justify the means? Eventually the questions require pause, and eventually lead the recipient to ask themselves to reconsider their motives. Are pride and/or ego...
  • Stone: Even If Trump Wins 1,237 Delegates, Cruz Could Use "Procedural" Means To take...

    04/21/2016 4:28:44 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 160 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Haines
    Trump strategist Roger Stone tells NJ 101.5 radio that even if Donald Trump wins a majority of pledged delegates to the Republican convention, Cruz will utilize "Trojan horse" delegates (who are bound to vote for Trump only on the first RNC nomination ballot) to vote on "procedural" matters in the Rules Committee or Credentials committee to block or disallow certain votes. ROGER STONE: Unfortunately just because Donald Trump gets the 1,237 [delegates needed to win], doesn't mean we aren't going to have a brokered convention. My sources, who are pretty good in the Republican Party, indicate to me that Ted...
  • No, Trump Isnt on Cruz Control Yet

    04/20/2016 11:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 20, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Donald Trump no doubt had a big win in New York. Hes on track to claim nearly all of the states 98 delegates in a victory that saw him not only smash the 50 percent mark which allowed him to gain extra delegates but win nearly every region of the state. But according to the widely respected Nate Silver, writing for his political website, FiveThirtyEight, Trump is still also on track to come up short at the convention. The main question is, will he get close enough to required 1,237 that he can maneuver his way over the...
  • The Republican Race Becomes The People vs. The Delegates

    04/20/2016 9:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Now that Donald Trump has won his big victory in the New York primary, the crucial conflict on the Republican side is The People versus The Delegates. (On the Democratic side, that's not a problem. The Delegates won long ago.) Trump has been in the middle of this debate -- isn't he always -- taking the position that The People have primacy over The Delegates (or party elites). In New York at least, the people seem to agree with him. About seventy percent of the state's Republican voters, in an exit poll, said that the candidate with the most votes...
  • [Tutorial] U.S. Electoral College: Who are the Electors? [Free-Range electors?]

    The process for selecting Electors varies throughout the United States. Generally, the political parties nominate Electors at their State party conventions or by a vote of the partys central committee in each State. ... There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their States. Some States, however, require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote. ... Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their partys candidate. Electors generally hold a...
  • Voting in Pennsylvania [Delegate Pledge List]

    04/20/2016 11:24:38 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 21 replies
    vote-pa ^ | 4/20/16 | Andrew Shecktor
    All 2016 Republican presidential delegate candidates and who they support Sources: Newspaper, social media, phone calls, emails, snail mail, inside sources - You should always check candidates social media and personal contacts. There are a great number of "shills" who are actually supporting a different candidate. This list should be reasonably accurate and has been checked and is updated. This list will be updated as candidates are contacted.
  • A Call to Reality and Cruz's Chances EVEN On a Second Ballot

    04/20/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    Opinion ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Most news services are reporting that Ted Cruz currently has 559 delegates after gaining zero in yesterday's New York primary. With 1237 the goal, it is clear that Ted Cruz can no longer win on the first ballot at the Republican Convention. He would need 678 delegates to reach 1237 and only 620 delegates remain. Obviously, that is impossible. That would be 109% of what remains, and that is a mathematical impossibility. A good guess of how many additional delegates Cruz will gain between now and June 8 is 209. That would give him a total of 768 going into...
  • Team Kasich: Weve already locked up more than half of Indianas 57 delegates

    04/20/2016 7:53:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2016 | AllahPundit
    “Locked up” in the sense that more than half the delegation will be loyal to Kasich, that is, not “locked up” in the sense that Kasich is going to win the primary in two weeks. As noted this morning, Indiana will be crucial in determining whether Trump clinches the nomination before the convention or not. Thirty delegates will be awarded to the statewide winner and another 27 will be awarded to the winners of the state’s nine congressional districts (three delegates per district, of course). If Cruz were to sweep, that’s 57 delegates that would be bound to him...
  • Cruz supporters dominate at district convention in Newnan, around state (Georgia)

    04/19/2016 6:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Newnan Times-Herald ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sarah Fay Campbell
    Conventions were held in every Georgia Congressional district last week to choose 42 of the states 76 delegates to the Republican National Convention. Each district choses three delegates. In the Third District, which includes Coweta, Trump won overwhelmingly in the Presidential Preference Primary. He also overwhelmingly won Georgia. But Saturday, Ted Cruz supporters overwhelmingly were named delegates at conventions around the state. Though many of the delegates chosen Saturday are supporters of Cruz, they still have to vote for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on the first ballot. Under Republican party rules, the delegates are free to vote...
  • Sean Hannity Calls Out Ted Cruz for Dodging Questions on Delegates

    04/19/2016 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    <p>Sean Hannity, the conservative radio and television host, laid into Senator Ted Cruz on his radio program on Tuesday, scolding Mr. Cruz for dodging legitimate questions about his approach to wrangling delegates.</p> <p>Mr. Cruz, who is trying to catch up to Donald J. Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, has been aggressively trying to peel away delegates in states where he lost the popular vote. Mr. Trump has said he is exploiting a rigged system. When Mr. Hannity asked about it on Tuesday, Mr. Cruz said the issue was a concern only to hard-core Donald Trump supporters.</p>
  • The Power of Work; Ted Cruzs Story

    04/19/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Kushner
    Cruz was the earliest to organize here and unquestionably had the deepest connections on the ground. His top local organizer, Bette Grande, has been supporting him for months, dating back to when Cruzs father, Rafael Cruz, came to her house last September during a North Dakota campaign swing. How do you not love this? Literally eight months ago, he was already having his father campaign in North Dakota. And not just doing events, but going to the house of top local organizers in, again, not Iowa, not New Hampshire, not South Carolina, but North Dakota. And its not like Ted...
  • New York Primary: Donald Trump Eager to End Ted Cruz's Winning Streak

    04/19/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Donald Trump's final push for the GOP nomination starts Tuesday in New York, where the front-runner is heavily favored over rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The burning question is not whether Trump wins New York if he doesn't, it will be among the biggest polling surprises ever but whether Cruz and Kasich can pick up enough delegates to derail his nomination before July's convention in Cleveland. Since Trump's last victory in Arizona's March 22 primary, Cruz has won a competitive race in Wisconsin, as well as a series of sweeping victories in North Dakota,...
  • Vanity - Cruz may be picking up delegates but is he losing the PR war? Ethos, Pathos, Logos

    04/19/2016 11:01:36 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 33 replies
    N/A ^ | 04/09/2016 | Self
    There are three Greek words that represent modes of persuasion Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Ethos - Ethical appeal, means to convince the audience about credibility or character.Pathos - Emotional appeal, tapping into the audiences emotions.Logos Appealing to the logic of the audience. Through my studies, I have learned that Pathos, or pandering to one's emotions, is generally the most powerful of all the arguments. You see this in most modern politics Hope and Change Obama or I feel your pain Clinton and so on Neither of these statements talks about logical qualifications for public office but rather...
  • Donald Trump is still struggling to install friendly delegates

    04/18/2016 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Weeks after his campaign vowed to turn things around in the hunt for delegates, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is still struggling to ensure that supporters will be there to vote for him at the Republican convention in Cleveland. Trump is expected to easily win the New York primary on Tuesday and most if not all of the 95 delegates at stake, ensuring that the businessman will remain well ahead of Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2016 | Moe Lane
    To refresh your memory: Washington State has 44 delegates, winner-take-most (majority takes all) proportional primary (20% threshold), with statewide and CD delegates. Closed primary (deadline to switch is next week; deadline for first-time voters is next month), but its all mail-in. And, just think! Five months ago, I would have had to write another three or four sentences to explain all of that. Now I can just assume that most of you folks will be able to follow along. Its an ill wind, huh? Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work before the deadline...
  • GOP rules fight flares up behind scenes

    04/18/2016 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 17, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    <p>Donald Trump's continuing onslaught against the Republican Party's nominating rules has top members fighting behind the scenes shortly before their critical meeting in Florida...</p>
  • Vanity-If delegates choose our Nominee then voters should darn well get to vote for the delegates.

    04/18/2016 9:55:53 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 113 replies
    If we can't pick our nominee then we should get the chance to vote for delegates. The RNC/GOP should not be able to wine/dine and cherry pick delegates. THIS NASTINESS IS NOT A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC. IT IS CHERRY-PICKED AND GERRY-MANDERED ON BOTH SIDES. Democrat and Republican are just made up words to give us the appearance we have a choice. D.C. is an elite club and we ain't in it!!!!!