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  • 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 · 303 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...
  • 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 Saturday’s 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 night’s sweep of five states.
  • Donald Trump Doesn’t 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 Trump’s 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 there’s now a credible path to winning on the first ballot without it. The main reason is Mr. Trump’s 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. I’m a little surprised they’re 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 quoteMaine’s 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 state’s 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 delegates—including the state party chairman, Rob Gleason, Pennsylvania's two national GOP committee members and 14 picked in May by party leaders—who 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 they’ll 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
    There’s 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 Isn’t 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. He’s on track to claim nearly all of the state’s 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 party’s 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 party’s 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...