On Saturday Ted Cruz supporters took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs at the Colorado GOP Convention to complete a clean sweep of the state.
But it was not without controversy.
There never was a vote – Party elites decided on who got the delegates.
After Cruz swept the Colorado delegates the Colorado Republican Party tweeted this out:
On Monday Senator Ted Cruz mocked Donald Trump today after the GOP elites snatched him all the delegates in Colorado.
“And the latest thing he’s seized upon is when people vote against him they’re stealing the election. It’s a really odd notion. What is this democracy of which you speak?”
Now we know that billionaires and Super PACs are working to deny Trump delegates.
Former Romney hack Katie Packer founded the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC.
The Politico reported:
First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight.
Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the party’s convention in July.
But the PAC’s officials acknowledge that they likely won’t stop there and that they intend to keep up the pressure all the way through the end of July’s Republican National Convention, possibly including trying to steer the nomination to an alternative candidate.
While engaging in presidential delegate fights is an unprecedented use of super PAC cash, one of Our Principles’ billionaire donors said it’s a smart way to “cover all bases.” And the donor, Minnesota media mogul Stan Hubbard, brushed aside Trump’s increasingly vocal frustration about getting cheated in the battle for delegates.
“There’s nothing unfair about it. He or she who can marshal the most forces and do the best job, will get the nomination,” said Hubbard, who in February donated $10,000 to Our Principles and said he’d consider giving more to the stop-Trump effort.