RNC Committeeman : Trump Hasn’t Closed the Deal – WE Still Decide Who the Nominee Will Be

 

*** Editors Note :  Please be aware that this is NOT over!  This is a prime example of why we MUST STILL VOTE in every election that has not taken place yet.  That would be South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana and California!  Please do not get comfortable! Go vote! This fight will not be over until after the convention has taken place and the delegates have voted on the floor!

Curly Haugland, a Republican National Committeeman, and Sean Parnell, a public policy consultant

Delegates to the Republican National Convention will gather in less than two months and are expected by most to nominate businessmanDonald Trump for president. But it’s not quite so simple or certain – Trump will still have one last sales job ahead of him, persuading the delegates to choose him at the convention before he can claim the nomination.

This is because each and every delegate has complete freedom to vote their conscience at the convention, including who the party’s nominee should be. This may come as a surprise to many, particularly those who are reading about Trump’s recent win in the Washington state primary and how close he is to “clinching” the Republican nomination.

But the nomination cannot be “clinched” or won until the delegates actually vote. And even if delegates were obligated to obey the “will of the people” as expressed through primaries and caucuses, Trump’s claim on the nomination would still be dubious at this point – at present he has only won roughly 43 percent of all primary and caucus votes cast, and would need to net more than 3.5 million voters in the June 6 primaries to win even a bare majority of all votes cast.

But it will in the end be the delegates to the Republican National Convention, which has protected the right of delegates to vote their consciences since the first convention in 1856, who decide if Trump will be the party’s nominee.

The first Republican convention adopted rules requiring each delegation’s chair to announce the vote of the delegates, which was understood to mean each delegate’s vote was to be announced and recorded as they wished. The 1860 and 1868 conventions saw delegates stand up and challenge the votes announced by their delegation chairs, and in all cases the convention recorded the delegates’ votes according to their wishes and regardless of any state party rules or instructions to bind delegates votes.

At the 1876 convention, there was extensive debate over whether to accept the binding of delegates, and in the end the delegates voted to reject binding. At the 1880 convention, language was added to the convention rules to block any and all efforts to bind delegates, and on over 200 occasions since these conscience protections have been invoked, including against state laws attempting to bind delegates to primary results.

In 1976, the campaign of President Gerald Ford managed to get the convention rule amended to permit binding of delegates as part of a strategy to block former California Gov. Ronald Reagan from getting the nomination. In 1980 this language was removed, and the temporary rules for the 2016 convention include almost exactly the same language as the rule first added in 1880.

Whether directed by state party rules or state law, the Republican National Convention has never, with the exception of 1976, forced delegates to vote against their conscience. So if Trump wants to be the Republican nominee, he will have one last sales job of persuading the delegates to nominate him – and this time he’ll need a majority, something he hasn’t managed so far in caucus and primary votes.

 

First reported at CNBC 

Commentary by Curly Haugland, a Republican National Committeeman from North Dakota, and Sean Parnell, a public policy consultant from Virginia, are the authors of the book Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate.

For more insight from CNBC contributors, follow @CNBCopinion on Twitter.

  • Harry

    If they pull this shit, they’d better be packed and ready to move with their families to AREA 51 with all the other aliens.

    • Thora Lynn Nutting

      Who is they? Trump hasn’t won until he has won. Gosh people are ignorant of the system and process.

    • Wri8terofWrongs

      It’s not “pulling” anything when it’s been perfectly LEGAL since 1880. But I guess you probably wish we had never had a President Ronald Reagan.

    • If your orange cheeto god is the nominee with less than 43% of republicans and cross over voters wanting him elected, I hope you enjoy having Hillary in the white house. You are helping to put her there. At least she is a step up from trump.

  • sumpplrstupid

    This election is getting to be worse than a soap opera!……One day Trump has 1238 delegates and is assured of the nomination…..and now you are saying he needs more?……Sounds as if someone keeps moving the goal posts to suit their agenda…….If Trump does not win the nomination….RNC should take heed….there WILL be a revolution!…And it won’t be pretty for any of the incumbents…

    • StephenWV

      The problem lies in the convention Rules which can have changes to them proposed by the Rules Committee prior to the convention that must be approved or rejected at the Convention. The current rules were proposed prior to the 2012 convention and approved at the convention and included the automatic nomination on the first ballot by 1237 delegates that were committed by their states’ rules. The establishment Republicans passed those rules in 2012 because it benefitted the establishment and may attempt to change them in 2016 to benefit the establishment again and steal the nomination from Trump and deny the will of the People.
      Why is Trump qualified to be President?

      Obama is against Trump… Check
      The Media are against Trump… Check
      The establishment Democrats are against Trump… Check
      The establishment Republicans are against Trump… Check
      The Pope is against Trump… Check
      The UN is against Trump… Check
      The EU is against Trump… Check
      China is against Trump… Check
      Mexico is against Trump… Check
      Soros is against Trump… Check
      Black Lives Matter is against Trump… Check
      Move On is against Trump… Check
      Koch Brothers are against Trump… Check
      Bushes are against Trump … Check
      Planned Parenthood is against Trump….Check
      Hillary & Sanders are both against Trump … Check
      Illegal aliens are against Trump … Check
      Islam is against Trump … Check
      Kasich & Cruz are against Trump … Check
      Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump.. Check
      NOW THAT BEING SAID…
      It seems to me, Trump MUST BE the Best Qualified Candidate we could ever have, if you have so many political insiders and left wing NUT CASES all SCARED TO DEATH, that they all speak out against him at the same time!!
      Most of all, it will be the People’s Choice…

      PLUS
      He’s not a Lifetime Politician…Check
      He’s not a Lawyer…..Check
      He’s not doing it for the money…Check
      He’s a Natural Born American Citizen born in the USA from American parents. . .

      Bonus points . . !
      Whoopi says she will leave the country…
      Rosie says she will leave the country…
      Sharpton says he will leave the country…
      Gov. Brown says California will build a wall…
      Cher says she will leave the country…
      Cyrus says she will leave the country…
      The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will prevail….
      Hillary will go to jail…..
      The budget will be balanced in 8 years….
      Americans will have first choice at jobs…..
      You will not be able to marry your pet….
      You will be able to keep your gun(s) if you qualify… (Not a criminal, etc.)
      Only Live Human American Registered Citizens can vote….
      You can have and keep your own Doctor…..
      You can say what you want without being called a racist….
      He will make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
      Come to think of it, the only ones that are NOT against Trump are We The People!

      • Iamacitizen2

        many many kudo’s to you Stephen WV for taking so much time and thought to write your beautiful article. It is FANTASTIC!!! God bless you sir.

        • Halftrack2

          Dump is an illegal Democrat trying to deceive Republicans…Welcome Hillary….

      • Halftrack2

        Trump is a liar, fraud, thief, petafile, and should not be allowed to run as a Republican because he is a lifelong Democrat…

      • Spixiefan

        Trump is completely unknowledgeable…. NORTH KOREA is FOR Trump.. Putin is FOR Trump… the fact that he isn’t a politician? So what!! Soros isn’t for Trump? Think again.. Soros is FOR Trump!!! They are tied together!! He is SCAMMING you!! He has ‘no opinion ” on Obama’s mandate that boys be allowed to use girls locker rooms… he thinks the US can just “print more money ” in order to not default.. he says he wants to bring jobs back to America, yet he makes all his products in foreign countries… he is SCAMMING you guys!!! That’s what he does!! In “Art of the Deal” he says to lie and to play to people’s fantasies.. that’s what he’s doing to you!! He’s lying to you!!!!

      • Wanda Casamento

        This is because he is a LIBERAL/SOCIALIST – stop whining and start reading you might be surprised in what you find out — 70% of this Country Hates him – a good portion are loony themselves but the other portion – What do they see ??????

    • Halftrack2

      Dump is a Democrat and should be disqualified…Simple as that…

    • Thora Lynn Nutting

      That’s not how it works. The delegates have a responsibility to nominate someone to represent the party and Trump has proved to be a bit of an ass.

    • Wri8terofWrongs

      You read the article yes? So what is 100 percent legal and has been in the rules since 1880 is not good enough for you right? If Trump FAILS to get the required number of delegates at the convention then you want to revolt based on what? What the hell, are you like one of “them” that want to loot and burn down your own neighborhood because you didn’t get your way? IF this were illegal I would be right behind you, but if you KNEW exactly how all the primaries and delegates and the convention worked together, you would know this, that it is designed EXACTLY this way to keep us from getting a “populist” nominee as opposed to what the people REALLY want. The ONLY reason we have Trump right now is because our field was so large early on. And because of that large field, Trump, only winning 30 percent or less in some cases still managed to take most or sometimes all of the delegates in that state. Basically, the convention delegates are elected by “the people” from each state, entrusted with the collectives choice to pick the right person based on their mutual principles. It’s not crooked, it’s not rigged, it’s actually quite a hell of an ingenious set up.

    • Really? A revolution? First of all, he ISN’T the will of the people of the republican party. He only had 43% of people voting for him and that includes cross over votes. The majority of republicans DON’T WANT your orange cheeto god. If that liberal democrat running on the wrong ticket is the nominee, we will write in Cruz. I hope you enjoy Hillary in the white house, because she would still be better than trump.

    • Go Navy

      Real problem is that Trump lied his way to the states he won only to reverse himself when said state was already won.

      SCOTUS has ruled twice in past two decades that convention delegates of either party may not be deprived of their constitutional right to vote their consciences by any state law or party rule.

      Glad that Chump will finally go down.

  • Gearmoe

    It’s a done deal, can’t be stopped. TRUMP got the numbers and everyone else dropped out. True, voting is still paramount though given the circumstances I’d expect lower turnouts. Most people assume voting in primary is now of no matter. The “committeeman” needs to stick a sock in it.

    • Thora Lynn Nutting

      You don’t understand the process. 1237 was just a suggestion. It depends on the delegates to make the decision of who could actually represent the party and the ideals, who is trust worthy and who has knowledge. Trump is fairly ignorant of anything to do with government except when it comes to buying people off.

    • None of them dropped out. They suspended their campaign. That means they can still be considered for the delegate votes in July. Hopefully, the delegates will vote for anyone except your orange cheeto god. Never trump!

  • Missy Norris

    Oh,it is OVER. After Albuquerque, Anaheim, Fresno & San Diego, It is OVER! People are going to vote with a vengeance.

  • Liberty Rising

    I say this is all bullshit. Trump IS the Republican Nominee. And if there are any shenanigans, Manafort and Stone will break some heads!

    • Demi-expert

      So threats of violence are ok to you. Stormtroop much?

    • Halftrack2

      Bring it on Bully Boys…. That’s Hitler’s way…Destroy the country to get a Pagan in the White House…

    • Wri8terofWrongs

      Yep, because they’re all a bunch of mobsters and they know how to get the job done, illegal as hell mind you, but what’s a little illegality among cultist right.

    • trump is the PRESUMPTIVE nominee. He mainly got cross over votes, not republican votes. Republicans don’t want the liberal democrat running on our ticket.

    • laulau

      The delegates vote for the nominee.. Trump has won plenty and enough, but it was reported that Cruz is paying big money for Trump delegates to stay home. Why do you think he is still in the race? Kasich too, and neither will endorse Trump.

      • Miss Annie

        Yea, I have heard a lot of under whispering that Cruz delegates are going to try to vote Cruz on the FIRST ballot.

        • Iamacitizen2

          If they do then find out which ones do and for what State they voted for. Some States bind their delegates and others don’t. If they are bound they are eliminated if they don’t vote for whom they are bound.

      • Iamacitizen2

        in many States if the bound delegates don’t show to vote the first round they are eliminated period. They WILL NOT be allowed to vote in any of the following rounds PERIOD if that is their States laws!!! So crusty cruz is barking up a wong tree or is he just p ing on all the already marked Trump trees??? Good luck with that crusty cruz.

        We shall see!!! Good luck Mr. Trump

        • laulau

          But if Cruz pays delegates that Trump won, to NOT show up, Trump won’t get enough votes.

          • Iamacitizen2

            that’s just craziness LOLOLOL they’ll show and it’s illegal to pay or bribe delegates LOLOL

          • laulau

            Illegal doesn’t bother Cruz. He will lie or do anything to win the presidency. He is a liar from day one. It is also illegal to campaign after he has “suspended” his campaign, but people have written in that have been contacted by Cruz to vote for him at the convention, and he is offering BIG money according to them. Laugh your head off, but this is true.

          • Miss Annie

            I feel your anxiety and apprehension! I am not going to breathe easy myself until after the convention. But, this is a time we have to put that faith and trust in God.

  • Warren Stallings

    your high brow elitism, mincing of words, and what ifs…………… are simply a nefarious way of saying you are going to select who you want the establishment candidate to be. The hell with the electorate. I will suggest to you, there will be a price to pay and it will not be a pretty one.

    • Demi-expert

      And your little dog too? He’s a conman crony capitalist, just as bad as Hillary, with no understanding of the Constitution or morals. And you want him to be the President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces.

      You’re insane.

    • Thora Lynn Nutting

      Trump did not win because of democrats voting in the primaries…they will not vote for him in the general election. The delegates have to take all factors into consideration. Maybe Trump should have run against Hillary for the democrat position. Price to pay? No price to pay. We will not nominate a democrat in the republican party. Just the way it is. Vote for Hillary or ask Hillary to have Trump as her VP. Just an idea. Again, Trump did not win.

      • Warren Stallings

        last name is fortuitous.

    • He does NOT have the majority supporting him, so down with trump!

      • Warren Stallings

        your name is synonomous with the value of your opinion, carry on troll

        • Miss Annie

          Thanks Warren! They sure are trolling this article!

          • Iamacitizen2

            they are a bit nervous is all hahaahahaha!!! and they should BE too!!!

        • Iamacitizen2

          you tell em Warren WTG.

    • Wanda Casamento

      Those are the rules, the #NeverTrump conservatives told you . but you can only hide you head in the sand for a while -eventually you will have to Deal with it

      • Warren Stallings

        top shelf, on the right………….lithium. seek help sweetie.

  • Acecool

    How something so easy could be so hard. What ever happened to “keep it simple stupid”?

    Once you enforce “much needed” laws against treason, slander and jeopardization of livelihood by the laws set forth within the American U.S. Constitution. Government Candidate donations not to exceed an excess of more than 100.00 dollars, and using free personalized internet web based presidential candidate sites to help educate the voters, with new laws that incorporate a prerequisite TEST to be qualified to vote (help eliminate ignorant morons and illegal aliens from voting) all voting as strictly mail in ballot (not limited to single party affiliation), we wouldn’t be having this problem.

    Need we all be continually reminded this isn’t 1776, but the 21st Century? (rhetorical) – We are human beings, we are supposed to be smarter than the animals! as an example: States that still use hand count caucus’s to define their nominee? Hundreds of Millions of Dollars spent on “he said, she said” propagandized TV ads, Money made from biased Mainstream Media who directly LIE to their viewers, etc, etc,. almost makes me embarrassed to admit to being an American.

    If that isn’t LIVING Proof, that America needs a complete major political overhaul, I don’t know what is.

    • Wri8terofWrongs

      “….with new laws that incorporate a prerequisite TEST to be qualified to vote (help eliminate ignorant morons and illegal aliens from voting)…” Man, if folks that were allowed to vote had to TRULY understand how our government is supposed to work, a quick refresher on the Constitution and our Bill of Rights, and we might not have two “D’s” running for both DNC and RNC this year.

  • Joy

    The RNC better wake up and understand that WE are the Republican Party and those who don’t support We The People will find their career ending real fast. Trump 2016!!

    • We The People of the republican party don’t want the orange cheeto. It was mainly cross over votes that he won. So the dems can have him back. We don’t want him.

  • Chuck Bays

    Trump is our candidate and we will elect him President. The parasite – RNC – is not something many endorse. If Mr Trump chooses to let it live we will at his direction only. Personaly I favor squashing the Republican Party like a mosquito

    • Halftrack2

      Sounds like you want a totalitarian Gov. You may get your wish…Move to South America and see how that is working out ….

    • Michelle VanGeest

      Spoken like a true Democrat. Why would Republicans want to kill/wipe out the party? Why not reform it from within? Trump brings out the best in his supporters.

    • Trump is the democrat and independent’s candidate. They are the majority of idiots who were voting for him. The republican’s were voting for the other candidates who have a much, much higher approval rating.

  • clearmorning7

    uhh excuse me here,,,but…Trump HAS won over 8 States with more than 50%, he has gotten over 3.5 million more votes than Romney did -AFTER his (Romney) primary was over and totaled. Mr. Trump has also gotten more than 6.5 million votes more votes than ANY GOP IN ANY ELECTION and that is JUST so far before California and the rest…That, my dear author is quite an amazing revelation..and now, now-you wish to tell us that the GOP may pull something or that certain delegates will pull away from the American/citizen voice/vote…Ya better inform them, The silent majority IS awake, we fell for the ole election fraud which has cost many of us ever so dearly already-do not underestimate the “Silent Majority” ” Fool us once shame on you-fool us tweice well hell to pay on you” ..and the delegates, well they better keep their eyes on the numbers-the amount of citizens that HAVE voted for Mr. Trump and they better think very carefully before they claim their “right” to cast “their vote” on behalf of the American people and the GOP as well better learn to be wise!

    • LadybugJ

      It has never mattered how many states nor percentage of the electorate gets behind a candidate. This is the way it’s always been, but the Donald uses words and phrases that make it look like he’s being treated unfairly – another “victim.” He has never understood the primary processes. This is not the general election.
      The RNC reserves the right to present a nominee who stands for the Republican Party, and at this time it’s just not the Donald.
      All delegates are free to vote their conscience on the first vote. The convention in July is a national event and not bound by different rules in different states.
      All these negative statements are showing that, like Trump, supporters don’t know or care about the existing rules in place.

    • Halftrack2

      Don’t know where you get these numbers but they are false….Hillary has outvoted him in every state..even with Democrats voting for Dump….If you want Hillary..stick with the Fraud Democrat Tramp…

    • They weren’t all republicans voting for him. Most republican voters don’t want the orange cheeto on the ticket. He got mostly cross over votes. Hopefully the delegates will do the right thing and get rid of the sleaze.

    • Iamacitizen2

      I have gone to some of the States’ govt sites and some of the States have very explicit Laws that apply to the States that have “bound” delegates. If for any reason a delegate that is “bound” to the winner of their State i.e. Trump the delegates assigned and bound for Trump MUST vote the FIRST ROUND for i.e. TRUMP. If the assigned and BOUND delegate does NOT show to vote the first round per some States Laws then that delegate is void/eliminated for that State. That means that particular bound “no show delegate” CANNOT vote for in ANY further rounds after the first round…period.

      I am not sure about ALL 50 States laws regarding delegates but it sure would behoove someone to check them all out. I have said it before I don’t know how the RNC cannot be forced to comply with each State’s Laws regarding voting and delegates that are Certified by the Secretary of each State and recorded Delegates issued to each contender in both parties. How in the world can the good ole boys club choose to IGNORE fifty (50) States Laws and Territories as well is beyond me.

      If the RNC is allowed to change their rules at whim then I would say the whole complete system nationwide is not only corrupt but contaminated with brainless idiots that don’t or won’t follow through with suing the heck out of the RNC boys club for voting graft, fraud and whatever else that would describe the worst corruption possible.

  • laulau

    If Trump doesn’t have the majority, then neither does anyone else. This is why Cruz has been calling on delegates to vote for him. And the Trump delegates are bribed with money to stay home and not vote by Cruz.

    • Wri8terofWrongs

      Okay, so the BILLIONAIRE can’t bribe a delegate, but a man that had to BORROW one million dollars to get his campaign off the ground can? Hmmm. Not sure I know that fuzzy math.

    • That’s such bs. You have no idea what you are talking about. The majority of trump’s votes came from cross over voters, not republican voters. Just because the dip $h*t doesn’t know how things work, doesn’t mean it’s unfair. It only means he’s proving to be the idiot we knew he was.

  • Dennis Smith

    If Trump loses the nomination it will be his own fault. Trump chose not to go and speak to the delegates and gain their support, while Senator Cruz did the opposite. If your going to enter a game you should at least be smart enough to know the rules, after all it’s been that way since the beginning. #NevereverTrump

    • StephenWV

      So which are you? One of those that in some way benefits from the way business is done in Washington? One of those that just do not want to make America great again? One of those that has bought into the hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-Trump attack ads placed by the Washington insiders, candidates, special interests, Super PACS, all supported by their progressive pet media? They are petrified that Trump will be the President to end their gravy train. And you know what? I believe them.

      • LadybugJ

        Trump is not interested in uniting with Republicans who don’t support him… That will not make America great again. He has bought and paid politicians for the past 40 years , so that makes him part of the problem in DC. He has his own golden rule: He with the gold makes the rules. Don’t be fooled by this vulgar, narcissistic charlaton!

      • Annie

        I’m petrified he might be president but not because of a gravy train but the train wreck the unqualified buffoon with make of America. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Unfortunately, we will have to suffer because of your choices.

      • Wow, you are so very low informed. No wonder your orange cheeto god loves you so much. You are very gullible. For your information, NO president can clean house, like trump claims he will do. We The People are the ones who can do that by voting the rotten apples out of office. A president can’t fire anyone we elected. The way business is done in Washing? Everything you mentioned is what trump has been doing all his life. BTW, in case you haven’t heard, he has already changed his mind on the wall and immigrants. He said it was just a suggestion. lol He is such a joke and has conned so many gullible people, it’s unreal.

  • Randy kyzer

    I guess all of you in the Republican National Committee are ready to die. Just keep on with you evil garbage and you will find your selves dead. You are evil ass holes.

  • Jerry Pettigrew

    The public has decided, you don’t. Power to the People.

    • Thora Lynn Nutting

      #NeverFascistTrump, #NeverRacistTrump, #NeverIgnorantTrump

    • Michelle VanGeest

      This is not a democracy. It is a Constitutional Republic. “Majority rules” is not how our government was designed to operate.

    • Cross over voters and very few republicans are the ones who decided. The majority of people DON’T want the orange cheeto liberal democrat on our ticket.

  • Thora Lynn Nutting

    #NeverTrump,

  • Spixiefan

    Trump is unfit to be President.. truly!! America needs better than either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump… we need someone who knows what they are doing, knows the issues, isn’t changing his mind from one day to the next in order to get votes.. one day he is against abortion, the next he thinks the laws should stay the same.. he has “no opinion” on this morally depraved mandate of Obama’s that boys be able to use the same LOCKERROOMS as girls!! I am terrified for our country… please nominate a genuine Republican and conservative, not this pretend Republican and very liberal person, Donald Trump…. we need better. Please, Trump supporters, don’t be afraid to look at the facts.. look at the articles and links that tell the truth that you might be afraid to look at. He is a fraud, literally, and immoral, unknowledgeable.. the leader of North Korea likes him, the leader of Russia likes him.. they both give them their endorsement.. what does that tell you? Please, delegates, do not vote for Donald Trump…

  • Spixiefan

    You people voting for Trump and who voted for him in the primaries, you will be responsible for the downfall, the destruction of America.. YOU!! I just pray the delegates are more principled and knowledgeable than you guys, and that they will correct this extremely terrifying take over of the Republican party.. the fraud posing as a Republican. The devil is very very active.. just look around.. Obama mandating the boys be allowed in girls bathrooms and lockerrooms and it is barely argued against, Trump has “no opinioin”.. bakers are shut down because they refuse to violate their religious convictions…and Trump, this morally deprived person, completely unknowledgeable, without WISDOM, without sound JUDGEMENT.. without KNOWLEDGE… is being voted in by people who aren’t even Republicans to be the Republican nominee.. this person, Trump who is the very definition of “RINO”…Republican In Name Only… being voted in by non-Republicans to take over the Republican party. And he will destroy it and he will destroy America along with it as HILLARY CLINTON gets elected because YOU all insisted on this morally deprived, unknowedgeable RINO!!!

  • Joy

    If you do not support Trump, then you are NOT a Republican…go find a different party. Trump 2016!

    • Wanda Casamento

      years of pure O hell and you want another dictator that will make his own rules and not live by our countries US Constitution – I’m a Grassroots Constitutional Conservative – Trump is a LIBERAL always was and always will be – and I see you are turning into one yourself – – he is just like O but the O stands for Orange instead of black. you sound just like the lib-tards we had to talk to before Odumdum got in til now

  • Lancefer

    This has been known since the beginning. Cruz postponed, which means he cannot accept donations, but is still in the race. Trump assumed he won, and has gone full blown liberal since then (the ‘cult’ has followed him after every change). This proves, 1. Trump supporters don’t care about conservative issues. 2. Trump supporters will vote for anyone with an R- in front of their name. Delegates don’t think like Trump supporters. They weigh every issue, every possibility and base there decision on what is best for the party, and who can actual have a chance at winning! (Trump doesn’t have a chance in hell). Trump knows nothing about politics, and I believe Cruz postponed because he has already won the convention. Let Trump find other issues to talk about without a Cruz target on his back. It worked. We see Trump for what he truly is, and we see Cruz for what he truly is (and he is NOT a liar). I’m just sitting back and waiting for July. The ONLY reason I post is to try to reason with Trump supporters so they don’t make fools of themselves and riot or set themselves on fire or God knows what they are capable of. In the end it won’t matter, they will need to make a decision to back Cruz or let Hillary win.

    • Iamacitizen2

      Crusty cruz is a man without a Country and The North American Law Center has proved it. There is ALSO a man named Victor Williams an RNC contender who is also a law professor, attorney, etc who has filed complaints in 9 States and also has a case pending in the Appellate Court in New Jersey which should hear Victor Williams case by June 2016. Prof. Elhauge of Harvard also has written an Amiscus Brief that states: Cruz is committing political ploy on his former Canadian citizenship. Crusty cruz forgot ONE thing about Canadian laws and that is: as of the time of his naturalized birth with a Certified Birth Certificate does NOT allow Dual Citizenship. On top of all of the above Crusty cruz’s parents (both of them) became 100% Canadian citizens PRIOR to crust cruz’s birth.

      Also according to The North American Law Center they very simply stated: “a person cannot be simultaneously natural born in TWO Countries at the SAME TIME…it is an impossible feat!!!

      End game and end of story for crusty cruz…. and his North American Union borderless Country’s!!!

      • Miss Annie

        Great response! The spam here has been atrocious! LOL

        • Iamacitizen2

          Really that bad on the spaming? I have had a few hits from the spammers and I just ignore them. LOL. Thank you Miss Annie for your response. These are tense times we live in and lot’s of prayers needed for Mr. Trump for sure. We aren’t in control of anything but prayers beget miracles for sure. LOLOL

          • Miss Annie

            Yea, its been pretty bad. Its not advertising spam, but more Cruz supporter spam. They have been coming in and spamming this article. One person I banned went through and just put #NeverTrump about ten times. Sad thing is if they would just be civil and talk about the issues, I probably wouldn’t delete and ban so much. But when they start name calling and being rude – it kind of leaves me no choice. I am NOT going to have that type of hostile environment on this site.
            We can all put on our grown up panties and talk like civil people or don’t let the door hitcha where the Good Lord splitcha!

          • Iamacitizen2

            I’ve got to tell yah there Miss Annie I love your coment:

            “We can all put on our grown up panties and talk like civil people or don’t let the door hitcha where the Good Lord splitcha!” I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time thank you kindly!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

    • Wanda Casamento

      agree 100% but they want to pretend and say unfair – Trump a whining crybaby – he did this in Colorado and whatever he says they echo – they don’t even understand when he is making fun of them – Its unbelievable – and Trump has the Media on his side with this (proof he pays for them) Yet they always say the Media hates him – yes some do and rightly so especially the NY Times – he Mimicked the handicapped reporter then denies it happening and yet Youtube has the video’s – and his number one rule is to never apologize – So, he was mad at NY times for not backing his statement that 1000’s of Muslims were seen in NJ dancing when the World Trade Center went down. So, even if this was the reporter that didn’t agree with Trump I think we were all taught not to do this And Trumps pride was at stake so he http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/us/politics/donald-trump-says-his-mocking-of-new-york-times-reporter-was-misread.html?_r=0

  • Iamacitizen2

    I remember reading an article that in Washington State 41 of the 44 delegates there 3 or 4 days before the populous vote ALL voted their delegate votes to crusty cruz…before the citizens of Washington State voted. WOW now that was a shocker what the delegates did. Then…after the citizens voted the following Tuesday ALL 44 delegates votes were BOUND to Mr. Trump because he won EVERY SINGLE DISTRICT STATE WIDE.

    I went to the Sec. of State of Washington’s site and discovered that if ANY delegate that bound on the FIRST round and doesn’t vote for the winner/nominee of the State voting results then that/those delegates will be null and void period. To me that means that they have to show up and vote according to the Sec. of State Certified delegate list on the first round period. If they get sick from food poisoning or don’t show up that first round to vote they are unable to vote in any of the following rounds!!!

    I wonder how many of the 50 States and Territories have this same State ruling??? Seems odd to me that the RNC can go totally rogue and ignore States Certified votes and delegates Laws. Amazing surely amazing. I would certainly hope that every State that does bind and commit their delegates to the first round of voting and the RNC goes rogue that these States should go after the RNC in every way they can as well as the Candidate that complied with the original 1237 needed delegates (or more) and that this good ole boy’s club gets smacked back into reality.

  • Jane Musselman

    TO ALL DELEGATES WE THE PEOPLE WANT FRESH AIR TED CRUZ IS A HERO TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND WILL BE AMERICAN’S HERO TRUMP IS A ZERO TRUMP IS A FAKE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ IS REAL CONSERVATIVE AND A HERO TO REALLY KILL ISIS SMART WITH OUT WASTING MONEY WE THE PEOPLE CHOSE CRUZ WE DO NOT NEED A OTHER BULLY RACISTS WHINER JACKASS LIAR AS ARE PRESIDENT WE NEED FRESH AIR IF THE DELEGATES AT CONVENTION MAKE TRUMP CANDIDATE AND HE WINS WE WILL HAVE A OTHER BULLY RACISTS WHINER JACKASS LIAR AS PRESIDENT IF THE DELEGATES AT CONVENTION MAKE CRUZ CANDIDATE AND IF HE WINS WE WILL HAVE FRESH AIR AND CRUZ SAD HE WILL SEND HILLARY TO PRISON IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT AND HE REALLY MEANS IT SINCE TRUMP FLIP FLOPS ON EVERYTHING WHEN TRUMP SAD HE WILL SEND HILLARY TO PRISON WAS TO GET YOUR VOTE AND TRUMP WILL PARDON HIS FRIEND HILLARY IF HE BECAME PRESIDENT CRUZ WILL HELP COAL COUNTRY BIG TIME BY ENDING OBAMA WAR ON COAL AND PUT THEM BACK TO WORK AND BRING BACK JOBS TO THE COUNTRY AND HELP SMALL BUSINESSES TAKE OFF OR HELP SMALL BUSINESS OUT TO MAKE JOBS CRUZ IS A MAN OF GOD AND FAITH TRUMP SAD HE WI;LL MAKE ISRAEL PLAY FOR THE HELP IT GOTTEN FROM US AND STOP HELPING ISRAEL AND CRUZ SAD HE WILL HELP ISRAEL AND TRY HIS BEST KEEP THEM SAFE CRUZ IS A FRIEND OF JEWS AND CHRISTIANS AND CRUZ HAS FIGHT FOR VETERANS AND WILL MAKE THE VA BEATER HE SAD HE WILL FIRE THE HEAD OF THE VA AND SEND THEM GOOD GUILD LINES CRUZ I LOVES AND STANDS FOR THE CONSTITUTION AND CRUZ ALREADY HONORS AND KEEPS THE CONSTITUTION SAFE CRUZ HAS REAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO REALLY BEAT HILLARY CRUZ MOST BE THE CANDIDATE