Here We Go… “Several” GOP Delegates Still Talking About Stealing Nomination from TRUMP
Donald Trump SHATTERED the Republican Party Primary record this year by 1.4 million votes.
Despite this record showing, Republican elites are STILL working against Trump and for Hillary Clinton.
Some 30 GOP delegates are still talking about stealing the nomination from Trump at the July convention.
The Hill reported:
At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him.
The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies.
By party rules, Trump has the majority of delegates bound to vote for him on the convention floor, so any successful coup would require freeing those delegates from their commitments in direct violation of party rules currently in effect.
There are two main ways the delegates could be successful: voting to change the party rules to unbind delegates altogether or to insert a “conscience clause” in the rules that would allow delegates to break pledges based on their conscience. Each strategy has been floated by a number of delegates, but so far a critical mass has not lined up behind either one.
But since not all of Trump’s bound delegates necessarily support him on a personal level, there’s hope that freeing delegates could prompt a mass exodus from Trump that would deliver the nomination to someone else.
“This literally is an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement,” Colorado Republican delegate Kendal Unruh, the campaign’s leader, told The Post.
“Nobody has any idea who is going to step in and be the nominee, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just doing that job to make sure that he’s not the face of our party.”