Tag: GOP delegates

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Dear Republican National Convention delegates, At what point is enough enough? For just over a year now, amid his unprecedented political ascendance, Donald Trump has denounced truth at every turn. Obama is a Kenyan. Mexicans are rapists. Senator John McCain isn’t a war hero. Thousands of Muslims cheered in the streets of Jersey City as […]

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It looks like Trump will come up short of the necessary 1237 pledged delegates. This means there will over 1237 delegates who are available to vote against Trump on the first ballot. Why can’t — in theory only, please understand — Cruz schmooze the available delegates if enough of them can be released (from pledges […]

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Regarding Trump’s putative “entitlement” to the Republication nomination because he has the most votes or most delegates, and within the understanding that a plurality is not a majority, there’s this that bears on the matter. Suppose Trump and Cruz (eliding Kasich and Rubio, one of whom has no real chance of gaining seriously on the […]

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Giving It to Trump, Good and Hard

 

Ever since Donald Trump got shellacked in Colorado, he has been whining and complaining about the rules of the Republican nomination process. Last week, member Marion Evans has an excellent suggestion for Trump:

One way to deal with gadflies, rogues and bullies is to give them exactly what they want on the theory that they will eventually do themselves in. Since his Colorado debacle, Donald Trump has been arguing that the delegate attribution should reflect the percentage earned by each candidate in each primary/caucus. But under these new “Trump rules,” his total delegate count today would be 564 (table below), well below his official current total of 755.

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Professional mud thrower Roger Stone is at it again. Defending his bestie Donald Trump, Stone has decided to take a page out of the Bill Ayers play book, and make subtle threats towards anti-Trump delegates at the upcoming convention. More

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