Ted Cruz is being mathematically eliminated from the race by the voters. The only way Ted Cruz can win the nomination is by stealing delegates. In Pennsylvania thousands of Dems have ditched the Democratic Party and switched to Donald Trump.
Pennsylvania has 71 delegates on the line in the April 26 primary. Seventeen of those delegates are bound on the first ballot to support whoever wins the popular vote in PA. The rest of the delegates are elected directly by name with each of the state’s 18 congressional districts getting 3 delegates. Making matters worse, the election ballot does not state who the delegate plans to support.
I emphasized the word may since Pennsylvania delegates could also end up being the delegates that stop a contested convention.
Who’s up for buying some delegates? Your vote is meaningless if a delegate does not have to give his/her support to the person who won the majority. Not just in the first round, but all the way to the end. Using delegates to over ride the will of the people is election theft IMO. The majority of people believe that the candidate with the majority should be the nominee according to the WSJ.
“Nearly two-thirds of Republicans believe the nomination should go to Mr. Trump if he wins the most primary votes, even if he hasn’t won a majority of delegates, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found this week. Only one-third said the convention should pick whoever the delegates think is best. Other polls have turned up similar results.
“People vote for the candidate of their choice, and that’s how a democracy should be run—not a backdoor nomination,” said James P. Ward, a retired federal employee in Wantagh, N.Y. While he supports Sen. Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination, Mr. Ward says Mr. Trump “has run the course and is entitled to his due.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 19, 2016
What do you think? If you are not a Trump supporter have you considered how you would feel if the situation were reversed? Do you want another candidate stealing the election by way of delegates? Do you approve of the GOP establishment picking the President? If so why bother to vote.
Sean Hannity got a little frustrated with Ted Cruz during a radio interview this afternoon over his campaign’s delegate game. Cruz said he doesn’t think most people care about this stuff.
Hannity shot back by invoking his millions of followers and saying plenty of people “find this whole process confusing.” When Cruz dismissively said only Donald Trump‘s people are complaining, Hannity kind of blew up: “Senator, why do you do this? Every single time––no, you gotta stop! Every time I have you on the air and I ask you a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face, I’m getting sick of it!”
Listen to the entire interview above, via The Sean Hannity Show.