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  • How Sanders Delegates Organized a Walkout Under Everyone's Nose [hundreds walkout, not dozens!]

    07/26/2016 11:46:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    There are at least 15,000 members of the media in Philadelphia right now, along with virtually every progressive movement leader and Democratic elected official in the country. Yet no one seemed aware that hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates planned to walk out of the Democratic National Convention in unison Tuesday, at the precise moment party unity was supposed to reach a crescendo. The walkout, which came as Sanders personally moved to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclimation, left hundreds of seat on the convention floor empty ...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • APNewsBreak: 2 Vermont DNC delegates replaced due to gender

    07/21/2016 11:13:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 6:02 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of “gender balance” and without adequate due process. The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats including 16 women, says the national party this month strong armed the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Tim Ashe and party stalwart Ken Dean, although Dean and Ashe were elected June 11. Dean is among the 21 complainants; Ashe is not. …
  • Republican Convention 2016

    07/19/2016 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Nifster · 30 replies
    Republican Convention ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    Final tally of GOP delegates, as read by Paul Ryan: Trump ....... 1,725 Cruz............475 Kasich.........120 Rubio...........114 Carson..........7 Bush.............3 Paul..............2
  • VANITY: Where were these NeverTumps protesting the process when Mitt was around?

    07/19/2016 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Why weren't these people specifically trying to muck up the system and going on liberal cable shows protesting their distaste for Mitt when clearly there was a NeverMitt in the form of Not Mitt groups of primary voters dissatisfied with Romney as the ultimate choice? Something doesn't add up about all of this! If there ever was a time to declare 'free the delegates' then 2012 would have been it for these people
  • Never-Trump delegates launch last-ditch bid to disrupt convention

    07/18/2016 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Anti-Trump Republicans launched a last-ditch bid on Monday to deny the New York businessman the party’s nomination by trying to force a state-by-state vote at the Cleveland convention on the rules that bind delegates to back Donald Trump. The effort stands little chance of succeeding, but could pose a major disruption to the proceedings just as party officials were trying to smooth over divisions. The Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push.
  • Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative (Barf)

    07/17/2016 7:10:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2016
    Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative CHICAGO - Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, told Bill Cameron on "Connected to Chicago" that Donald Trump "cannot win the election." Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to the Republican National Convention, said there's still an outside chance that Trump will not receive the nomination. Brady told Cameron that Trump's solutions are not Republican solutions and that Trump's lack of organization ensures he will lose. Brady said neither Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would attend this year's convention because of Trump, and that he's not surprised...
  • Attempts to unbind GOP delegates crushed, effectively ending ‘Never Trump’ movement

    07/14/2016 8:04:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 2016 | Ed O'Keefe and Dan Balz
    CLEVELAND -- Republicans responsible for setting the party's presidential nomination rules on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected attempts to formally unbind delegates to next week's convention, effectively ending any serious attempt to rob Donald Trump of the GOP presidential nomination. A vote came quickly Thursday night as part of a day-long marathon session of the Republican National Convention's rules committee, which sets the rules of the meetings and how the party will pick its nominee in 2020. The rejection of the "unbinding" proposal was so overwhelming that committee leaders opted not to record the tally. Trump supporters on the committee quickly exercised...
  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • The RNC Delegates Are Morally Free to Vote Their Consciences

    07/13/2016 5:35:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 12, 2016 | Jay Cost
    The Trump campaign and the leadership of the Republican National Committee are working hard to pressure delegates to vote for Trump. The race is over, they say. The voters have rendered their judgment. Delegates do not have the right to nullify this verdict. Now is the time to rally around Trump and unify the party. Trump and the RNC leadership are wrong. The delegates should feel free to vote their consciences, and the rules and history of the Republican National Convention support their right to do so. In a separate entry, I will focus on the rules and the history...
  • GOP leaders seek to squash rebellion talk ahead of key rules meeting

    07/13/2016 4:25:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Republican National Committee members huddling in Cleveland on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation about a convention floor rebellion that is being spearheaded by a group of Never Trump Republicans. When the GOP Rules Committee convenes on Thursday, Never Trump delegates will look to pass a “conscience clause” that would unbind them from the results of state primaries and caucuses and free them to vote for whomever they choose. There is intense speculation about whether Unruh will garner the required number of signatures. Some Republican National Committee (RNC) members said they believe she’ll get there. Others believe she’ll fall short....
  • Rules Committee Delegate Name & Email List

    07/13/2016 1:40:51 PM PDT · by bushwon · 21 replies
    Delegate Revolt.com ^ | 07/13/2016 | bushwon
    Was on Facebook today and stumbled onto the website of one of the groups attempting to unbind delegates on first vote at the convention...Seems they are making an effort to sway the delegates with petitions and emails... Website had all kinds of helpful information to contact rules committee members. Of course, they were intending to try to get the delegates to ignore the will of the voters...I figured some here at FR might want to use the list for other than the intended purpose ;) On some of the FR threads posted this week regarding unbinding the delegates, people asked...
  • Federal Court... Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results (Update)

    07/11/2016 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Donald J Trump.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Federal Court Sides With Grassroots Activists: RNC Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results Delegates Remain Committed to Donald J. Trump; Anti-Trump Effort Dealt Crippling Blow (New York) July 11, 2016 – Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne today ruled in favor of Trump campaign delegates who had argued – in line with overwhelming public opinion – that RNC delegates must follow election results and that delegates cannot be stolen at the national convention. Delegate Beau Correll, Jr., had brought the suit against the Commonwealth of Virginia hoping to reject the will of the voters, but was soundly...
  • Federal Court Blocks Virgina Delegate Rule (PDF)

    07/11/2016 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 192 replies
    UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION ^ | July 11, 2016 | UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION
    "For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll'sfavor on Counts I and II and the Commonwealth will be permanently enjoined from enforcing Va.Code§ 24.2-545(0)." Federal Court just UNBOUND the delegates for Virgina. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3174287/Correll.pdf
  • BREAKING! Virginia Delegate Wins Lawsuit, Not Bound To Vote For Trump

    07/11/2016 2:06:28 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 87 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 7-11-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Virginian Carroll Correll Jr promised to support the candidate who the voters of Virginia have chosen and when it turned out to be Donald Trump, he wanted to get out of it. Please remember, he asked for and was granted the privilege of representing the voters at the GOP convention, understanding that obligation and that, only in the event no candidate were to achieve the necessary majority and the convention became contested could he exercise his free will. He even said he would risk being arrested than vote for Trump. But what he did will speak volumes and not in...
  • CLAIM: Trump Doesn’t Have Enough Delegates To Quell Convention Revolt

    07/07/2016 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 95 replies
    WMAL ^ | July 7, 2016
    CLEVELAND — (CNN) Donald Trump’s campaign still lacks a sufficient number of supportive delegates to guarantee that any revolt at the Republican National Convention could be put down, a key committee delegate says. RNC Committeeman from Georgia and Rules Committee delegate Randy Evans, a lawyer who also works with the RNC and the Trump campaign, estimates that Trump has the support locked up of 888 delegates to Cleveland this month in the event of an effort to unbind delegates, leaving them free to vote for any candidate.
  • Whoa: Pro-Trump RNC member claims nearly 700 delegates are anti-Trump, 900 more are “in play”

    07/06/2016 6:19:07 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    If these numbers had come from one of the “Dump Trump” people, I’d laugh them off as hype for a movement that’s going nowhere. According to the Journal, though, they come from Randy Evans, an RNC member who’s been whipping votes for Trump. This is Team Trump’s own rosiest spin on how many delegates on the floor are personally loyal to him — fewer than 900, well short of the 1,237 he needs for the nomination. None of that matters if the rules about pledged delegates remain in effect, as more than 1,500 are bound to him due to the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives Fight to Un-Seat Colorado’s #NeverTrump Delegates

    06/30/2016 6:26:42 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A coalition of Colorado conservatives is banding together to unseat their state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a #NeverTrump plot based in Colorado seeks to stop Trump from winning on the first ballot, Trump and Ted Cruz supporters are uniting to un-seat the 37 pro-Cruz delegates who earned tickets to Cleveland after a caucus system that shut out presidential voting by regular citizens. Trump is heading to Colorado Friday to speak at the Western Conservative Summit. Breitbart News has learned that activists have filed a formal challenge to the Republican National Convention to contest all 37 Colorado at-large...
  • McCain: Delegates Free to 'Make Up Their Own Minds' on How to Vote at Convention

    06/29/2016 7:38:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    As a group of Republican delegates continue their push for the freedom to vote their conscience when casting presidential nominating ballots at the Republican National Convention, John McCain said Tuesday that it's within their rights to vote how they see fit. "I think it's up to every delegate to make up their own minds," McCain told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in the Capitol. "I do not tell them what to do, I never have." Although McCain said he wasn't expressing an opinion on what delegates should do, the former GOP presidential nominee's words of support for the delegates' freedom of conscience...
  • POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes (Anti-Trumpers Outnumbered Big)

    06/24/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    The presumptive nominee’s foes appear to be outnumbered on the panel they’d hoped would pave the way to a new nominee. [ Caption under photo: "The Trump campaign has enjoyed the full backing of the RNC since Ted Cruz left the race. It’s had access for weeks to lists of convention delegates and has begun building a team of more than 150 staff members and volunteers intended to work the convention floor, as well as the rules committee." ] Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will...
  • Anti-Trump lawsuits planned to challenge bound delegates

    06/24/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Washibgton Examiner ^ | 6/24/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Members of the "Free the Delegates" movement are expected to file separate lawsuits in Arizona and Virginia on Friday, challenging the constitutional restraints on binding delegates to a candidate at next month's Republican National Convention. A source familiar with the forthcoming court filings claimed that some individuals seeking to unbind all 2,472 delegates in Cleveland next month are being intimidated by state-level GOP officials. In some cases, the source said, party leaders have threatened to revoke delegates' credentials to the national convention. Regina Thomson, who serves as executive director of Free the Delegates, could not be reached for further details....
  • 2 AZ GOP delegates resign over Trump

    06/21/2016 10:31:30 AM PDT · by orchestra · 38 replies
    Fox 10 Arizona ^ | 6/20/2016 | Steve Krafft
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Arizona has 58 delegates to the upcoming GOP convention in Cleveland. It turns out 9 of them are not going; they will be replaced by backups. Most of the delegates who decided not to go say they have family or other commitments. They include Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Secretary of State Michelle Reagan. But two delegates say they are not going because they cannot support Donald Trump.
  • Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump Nomination

    06/20/2016 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    The Ecomic Collapse ^ | 06/19/16 | Michael Snyder
    If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite will move heaven and earth in order to keep Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office.  One way that they could try to do this is by attempting to deny him the nomination at the Republican convention next month.  Over the past couple of days, the Washington Post, CNN and a whole host of other mainstream news outlets have been reporting on a new “last-ditch...
  • Anti-Trump delegates raising money for staff and a legal defense fund

    06/20/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention. Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they now count several hundred delegates and alternates as part of their campaign. "As we carefully consider not only the presidential nominee but the rules of the convention, the platform of the Republican Party and the vice presidential nominee, remember that this is true reality TV...
  • Arizona GOP delegates resign rather than vote for Trump

    06/19/2016 6:48:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 123 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 06/19/16 | AP
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.
  • Release the GOP Delegates

    06/14/2016 9:16:49 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 /13/2016 | Eric O’Keefe, David B. Rivkin Jr.
    Main points of the story: Delegates won’t be legally ‘bound’ going into the convention. Although 20 states have passed laws that purport to bind delegates, these statutes can’t be legally enforced. This year the Rules Committee will be packed with supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz, who has not endorsed Mr. Trump. A political party is a private association whose members join together to further their shared beliefs through electoral politics, and they have a right to choose their representatives. Treating parties like mini-democracies reduces choice in the general election by crowding out the features that give each party its unique...
  • Here we go: Tulsi Gabbard moves to make a big change to the Democrats’ primary process

    06/12/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    For all the carping about the glaring flaws in the Republican primary process, it’s still nothing compared to the circus that the Democrats have going. With Bernie Sanders all but swept off the stage at this point, resentment over their method of assigning delegates remains and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seems to have had enough of the Superdelegates who keep their thumbs on the scale throughout the process. With that in mind, she’s kicked off a petition to get rid of them. (Politico) The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters...
  • Tulsi Gabbard launches petition to end Democratic Party superdelegate process

    06/11/2016 11:45:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristen East
    The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters to rid the party of superdelegates and install new leadership at the Democratic National Committee is not. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Party’s use of superdelegates. “Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “That should be left...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

    05/26/2016 10:12:46 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 05/26/2016 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>But when he was contacted by an Associated Press reporter, the AP delegate count stood at 1,235 - two delegates short.</p>
  • Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination (Clinched!)

    05/26/2016 7:24:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 324 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 16 | Staff
  • Kasich instructs his delegates to remain bound to him through GOP convention

    05/25/2016 12:15:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016
    Kasich believes holding onto his delegates is a smart play in a campaign season that has been wild and unpredictable, an aide explained. The governor also thinks his delegates could become leverage to encourage Trump to be a more positive and unifying figure ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, said the aide, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. Sens. Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, who also accumulated delegates before suspending their candidacies, have issued similar directives asking that their delegates remain bound. Kasich's message to party officials in the letters, dated Monday and signed by...
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State election of GOP delegates

    05/23/2016 7:14:08 AM PDT · by detective · 157 replies
    This Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • CAN ROTTEN BOROUGHS EFFECT THE ELECTIONS DELEGATE COUNT?

    05/22/2016 12:50:37 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 9 replies
    Can rotten boroughs such as the many areas where there are many illegal aliens residing, actually throw an election to the Democrats by inflating the number of delegates to the Democrat side? I am not sure how rotten boroughs such as Los Angeles and many other areas where there are many illegals living can effect the delegate count.
  • Cruz's campaign is over, but his delegates fight on (Better call Saul)

    05/22/2016 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 101 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Seema Mehta & Melanie Mason
    After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Yet Cruz’s team didn't abandon the race for the White House entirely. It still filed a slate of potential presidential delegates for California’s June 7 primary, and continues to monitor delegate selection in states that already voted in the GOP nominating process. The end result is that Cruz will have more than 550 loyalists attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...
  • Chaos at the Nevada Democratic convention, Sanders supporters boo Barbara Boxer

    05/15/2016 2:36:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The violence and incivility at these Republican political events is simply intolerable. I don’t understand why voters would put up with such rudeness and the fundamental breakdown of what is supposed to be the proud tradition of our great American experiment. If the GOP continues on this path, the voters will surely reject them in November and… Wait. What? This was the Democrats? (Daily Caller) Upset Bernie Sanders supporters booed California Sen. Barbara Boxer , a Hillary Clinton supporter, during a contentious Nevada Democratic Convention Saturday.“We need civility in the Democratic Party, civility,” Boxer said as Sanders supporters booed the...
  • DNC leaders flee Nevada State Dem Convention, call in sheriff’s deputies and hotel security as dispu

    05/15/2016 6:48:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 122 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    FULL TITLE: "DNC leaders flee Nevada State Dem Convention, call in sheriff’s deputies and hotel security as dispute over delegates escalates into violence"(video at link) Bitterness and violence erupted yesterday at the Democrats’ Nevada State Convention in Las Vegas, as 64 Sanders delegates were disqualified, allowing Clinton to take 7 of the 12 delegates up for grabs. Party officials there ignored a motion from the floor and rammed through a vote according to the wishes of the Clinton campaign. It’s almost as if the Hillary faction genuinely fears for the nomination it supposedly has sewn up. Along the way Barbara...
  • What will happen to Ted Cruz's and John Kasich's delegates? (And Rubio's)

    05/11/2016 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 31 replies
    C BS ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jennifer Pinto
    Ted Cruz suspended his campaign but earned 562 delegates along the way, according to CBS News estimates, and Kasich also ended his campaign, having won 152 delegates. Louisiana's five Rubio delegates back Trump, call for Rubio as VP. What happens to those delegates now? Are they free to support Donald Trump? The state Republican parties set the rules for what's to be done with pledged delegates, and each state has different rules. For example, many states bind their delegates to their presidential candidates for the first convention ballot unless the candidate "releases" their delegates. Other state parties say delegates are...
  • AZGOP Chairman to Support Donald Trump for Republican Nominee for President of the United States

    05/03/2016 3:12:29 PM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 10 replies
    Email from AZGOP | May 3, 2016 | AZGOP
    AZGOP Chairman to Support Donald Trump for Republican Nominee for President of the United States From First Vote to Last at Republican National Convention, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham Voting for Trump PHOENIX - This morning Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party announced that based on the results of the March 22 Presidential Preference Election and the successful completion of the April 30 Republican State Convention, he is fully supporting Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for President of the United States. As a delegate to the Convention, he will cast any and all of his votes for Donald...
  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 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 · 27 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 · 28 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 Tuesday’s critical Indiana primary. According to the National Review, “The political world was captivated – and Trump supporters were infuriated – by the Cruz campaign’s 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 Cruz’s quest to deny his rival the 1,237 delegates he’ll need on the first ballot in Cleveland. But as they’ve 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 Cruz’s Support Softens Among the Delegates He Courted

    05/01/2016 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 101 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. Trump’s 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 DeWit shouted 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 governor Jan Brewer, a national...