Former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is warning the GOP establishment against using shenanigans to derail the election of Donald Trump. In an appearance on Fox & Friends Dr. Carson warned;
“If there are shenanigans, if [the process is] not straightforward, all of those millions of people Donald Trump has brought into the arena are not going to stay there, and Republicans are going to lose”.
“It’s not only going to be the presidency, but it’s going to be the Senate and it could even be the House. It’s going to be absolute destruction,” Carson cautioned. “So the real question is, are the establishment Republicans … more concerned about maintaining control and their positions, or are they more concerned about America?
“If they’re more concerned about America, they will not blow up a straightforward process,” Carson said. “They will let the will of the people prevail.”
Donald Trump has threatened to sue over the “unfair process” the Cruz campaign is using to take delegates in Louisiana.
Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz-Lawsuit coming
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016
Whether Ted Cruz and his establishment allies will be successful at stealing the election remains to be seen. In response to Trump’s tweet, Cruz spokesperson Catherine Fraser tweeted this reply.
Oh cry me a river…we have earned our delegates fair & square, & our momentum grows…rightfully troubling to Trump https://t.co/9Q7d5qfxDG
— Catherine Frazier (@catblackfrazier) March 28, 2016
Not so fast Ms. Frazier, how is holding secret meetings in an attempt to have delegates override the votes of the people fair & square?
“Well, the problem we’re having here is that there was a secret meeting in Louisiana of the convention delegation, and apparently all of the invitations for our delegates must have gotten lost in the mail,” Trump adviser Barry Bennett told MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “There’s a process to deal with this. It’s in the certification process, and it’s been with our legal team for most of the morning now, and we are moving forward with the complaint to decertify these delegates.”
Pressed on the conditions of the lawsuit, Bennett stipulated that the document is “not something you file with a court; it’s something you file inside the party, but it’s a decertification so that these delegates and these rules committees committee members and folks don’t get seated.”
The lawsuit will be through the Republican National Committee, not the state party, Bennett added, saying he did not know how long it would take attorneys to draft but that “we’re going to protect our rights to the fullest extent as possible.”
Time will tell if we have an election that is based on the people’s votes or if Ted Cruz and his establishment allies ultimately prevail.