WATCHDOG GROUP Sues GOP and Reince Priebus for Allowing Cruz Campaign to Steal Florida Delegates
The founder of Freedom Watch filed a lawsuit against the Republican Party and Reince Priebus accusing the GOP of conspiring to defraud primary voters.
The Hill reported:
The lawsuit, filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman, also targets the Republican Party of Florida and Florida secretary of State Ken Detzner, alleging that party leaders have colluded to deprive Donald Trump of his victory in the Sunshine State.
The lawsuit claims that national party leaders and Republican officials in Florida led voters to believe that the state’s 99 delegates would be bound to the winner for every ballot at a potential contested convention.
“Defendants, each and every one of them, Fraudulently held out to Florida voters, and the public at large, that their votes cast at the Florida Republican Presidential Primary would be counted and not nullified in nominating a presidential candidate,” the lawsuit reads.
“In fact, Defendants are conspiring to make delegates free to disregard the popular vote and support whichever candidate they desire after the first ballot of the Republican National Convention.”
The Cruz campaign defrauded Florida voters when they installed their supporters as delegates in Florida – a state Donald Trump won.
Freedom Watch announced the lawsuit on Thursday.
Plaintiffs Allege Fraud on Republican Voters by Reince Priebus and Republican National Committee
(Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016). Today Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch sued the Republican establishment, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee, the Republican Party of Florida and party and election officers including the Florida Secretary of State for conspiring to defraud Florida Republican voters of their vote in the Florida Republican Primary previously held on March 15, 2016. While the winner of that vote was presidential candidate Donald Trump, as alleged in the complaint, which can be found at www.freedomwatchusa.org, it was not filed to support his or any other candidacy. Rather, the complaint, which asked for declaratory relief prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2016, is intended to validate the vote of Republican voters and not allow the Republican establishment to pervert the nomination process by not having their vote count. It has been widely reported and in fact admitted by the Defendants and others that the Republican elites want to take away the right of the people to decide who should be the Republican Party nominee and insert one of their own establishment hacks, someone like widely-discredited Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who just caved into President Obama during the budget process.
“It has even been reported by The Washington Post that the Republican establishment is busy attempting to in effect bribe delegates so they can nominate one of their own like Ryan or someone else who will further their power and money gravy train in Washington, D.C. This complaint, the first of its kind, will set a precedent for Republican voters in other states to take similar actions to preserve the sanctity of their primary vote. While I am a Florida citizen and voted in the Florida Republican Primary, the complaint and the predicted declaratory judgment in my favor and for all Florida Republican voters will set a precedent nationwide. We cannot allow Republican establishment party hacks to take away our constitutional right,” stated Klayman.