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  • Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats

    11/17/2016 6:59:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    WND ^ | NOvember 17, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton. . . . The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because...
  • 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 Freedom56v2 · 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...