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  • POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes (Anti-Trumpers Outnumbered Big)

    06/24/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    The presumptive nominee’s foes appear to be outnumbered on the panel they’d hoped would pave the way to a new nominee. [ Caption under photo: "The Trump campaign has enjoyed the full backing of the RNC since Ted Cruz left the race. It’s had access for weeks to lists of convention delegates and has begun building a team of more than 150 staff members and volunteers intended to work the convention floor, as well as the rules committee." ] Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will...
  • Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump Nomination

    06/20/2016 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    The Ecomic Collapse ^ | 06/19/16 | Michael Snyder
    If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite will move heaven and earth in order to keep Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office.  One way that they could try to do this is by attempting to deny him the nomination at the Republican convention next month.  Over the past couple of days, the Washington Post, CNN and a whole host of other mainstream news outlets have been reporting on a new “last-ditch...
  • Anti-Trump delegates raising money for staff and a legal defense fund

    06/20/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention. Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they now count several hundred delegates and alternates as part of their campaign. "As we carefully consider not only the presidential nominee but the rules of the convention, the platform of the Republican Party and the vice presidential nominee, remember that this is true reality TV...
  • Arizona GOP delegates resign rather than vote for Trump

    06/19/2016 6:48:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 123 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 06/19/16 | AP
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.
  • Lyin’ Cruz Campaign Lies To Maine Governor – Reneges on Agreement For Delegate Unity Ticket…

    04/23/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by RedWulf · 75 replies
    During the Maine GOP caucus on March 5, candidate Ted Cruz came out on top with about 46 percent of the vote. Based on the caucus result Cruz was allocated 12 delegates, leaving nine for Trump and two for John Kasich. cruz quoteMaine’s Governor Paul LePage coordinated with the Cruz camp, the Trump camp and the Kasich camp to insure the state convention would provide equitable distribution of the delegates based on the caucus result. This is called a “unity ticket”, with delegates assigned based on the results of the caucus. However, during the state’s convention this weekend the Cruz...
  • Trump’s Right That The GOP Primary Is Unfair . . .

    04/19/2016 7:27:33 PM PDT · by Kegger · 44 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | APR 14, 2016 | HARRY ENTEN
    Donald Trump has a point. (Yes, you read that correctly.) After getting shut out at the Colorado conventions, Trump has been complaining that the Republican primary process is undemocratic and rigged. . . .
  • Trump's New Right-Hand Man Accuses Cruz Campaign of 'Gestapo Tactics'

    04/10/2016 10:13:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 100 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/10/2016 | SHAWNA THOMAS and ALI VITALI
    In his first Sunday show interview since taking on an expanded role in Donald Trump's campaign, Paul Manafort was quick to raise questions about the tactics Sen. Ted Cruz' campaign is using to secure delegates. After being asked whether threatening delegates is fair game in the hunt for the 1237 required to secure the republican nomination, Manafort responded, "It's not my style, and it's not Donald Trump's style … But it is Ted Cruz's style." He then called the Cruz campaign's methods "Gestapo tactics, scorched-earth tactics." "We're going to be filing several protests because reality is, you know, they are...
  • Colorado Picking Delegates in CD-7

    04/07/2016 8:19:09 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 62 replies
    Colorado GOP ^ | 4/7/16 | Mile High Brendan
    Tonight Colorado CD-7 is selecting 3 delegates to the GOP National Convention.
  • How Votes for Trump are Turning into Delegates for Other Candidates.(Rigged)

    04/04/2016 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | By LARRY BUCHANAN and ALICIA PARLAPIANO
    The rules for how Republican delegates are selected — which differ in every state — could end up turning votes for one candidate into delegates who will support another candidate at the convention. See article for its entirety.
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 371 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • t's been a while, but Pa. GOP primary actually matters

    03/22/2016 7:40:57 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5/20 | Thomas Fitzgerald, Justine McDaniel, and Jill Castellano
    At some point after 8 p.m. on April 26, the cable TV networks will display a check mark next to the picture and name of the Republican presidential candidate who got the most votes in Pennsylvania - Ted Cruz, John Kasich, or Donald Trump. This time, plenty of people will be paying attention. Usually, the Pennsylvania primary comes long after the suspense has left the presidential race. But the primary is poised to have an impact this year, because the math makes it virtually impossible for Trump, the GOP front-runner, to win enough delegates to wrap up the nomination beforehand.
  • GOP insiders: Nominee won't be limited to winner of 8 states

    03/21/2016 1:15:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/21/16 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party does not require a presidential candidate to win eight states to qualify to be placed in nomination at its upcoming Cleveland convention, GOP officials say. The Republican National Committee's "Rule 40(b)" makes eligibility for the GOP nomination contingent upon winning a majority of the convention delegates in at least eight states or territories, an achievement generally accomplished by winning at least eight primary or caucus elections. However, Rule 40(b) only applied to the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., that nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few...
  • [Warning] Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates

    03/21/2016 10:48:52 AM PDT · by windhover · 94 replies
    Anti Trump Infiltrators are moving into delegate positions in states Donald Trump has; either won by winner take all,or by proportionally awarded by percentage. This is being orchestrated by GOP County Chairmen, primarily in and out of County conventions. Rules differ by State and County with some delegates being appointed and others elected, so one size does not fit all cases. Here's the rub: Although all delegates are bound to vote for the delegates on the FIRST ballot. After that they can vote to change convention Rules and vote for any candidate you want. If you do not have a...
  • Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Convention Delegates (alert!)

    03/20/2016 9:49:23 PM PDT · by dennisw · 87 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3-21 | Roger Stone
    Staffer from a large Northeastern state passed the entry codes for a conference call of five Republican chairmen from significant states this past Saturday. The topic on the table? Stopping Donald Trump. I had to listen in. These hard-boiled pols know the nomination will be decided not on the first ballot, but in a series of procedural votes by the entire convention to adopt the rules of the convention as recommended by the Rules Committee and the seating of the delegates as recommended by the Credentials Committee. Those key committees are made up by two members from each state. The...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump

    03/19/2016 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting.
  • Republican Delegates Prepare for Donald Trump Convention Battle

    03/21/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 15 replies
    Time ^ | March 17, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    [...] Delegates elected directly on ballots are a rarity. In most states, conventions or party committees handle the process weeks, or even months, after primary and caucus votes are cast, and often long after the emergence of a presumptive nominee. What has traditionally been an overlooked part of the process is taking center stage.The GOP’s best hopes of picking off Trump delegates won’t come from people like Kozanecki, who had to collect 100 signatures to qualify as a delegate, but from places where party committees wield influence, like South Carolina and Tennessee. In Tennessee, for instance, the state chairman offers...
  • Cruz v Trump is Delegates v the Voter [vanity]

    03/15/2016 2:02:28 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 70 replies
    Yesterday, Hannity quoted the notorious Cruz accusation*, interviewed Senator Sessions, interviewed Newt Gingrich, and hotly debated Kasich over a potential convention challenge [the least exciting but most important part]. It was one of Hannity's all-time best radio programs. And it might be his most important one since the early days after 9-11-01. The most informative moment on his radio show was his run-in with Jamie Dupree about the specifics of delegates. It gave me a creepy feeling. Hannity mentioned how delegates are selected. Every state has its own system, and I'm left with the impression that not many delegates feel...
  • Sorry Mitt RNC Rules State GOP Nominee Must Have Won 8 States to Be Considered

    03/07/2016 7:09:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    Sorry Mitt Romney– On FOX News Sunday this morning Rush Limbaugh pointed out that even with a brokered convention the Republican nominees must have won a majority of delegates in at least 8 states.So far only one candidate qualifies with 12 state victories – Donald Trump.So even if the GOP establishment wants to nominate a Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney they couldn’t because they have not won majority of delegates in any state let alone 8 states. This convention rule – Number 40 – was adopted at the 2012 convention. Rush said the GOP would have to change the convention...
  • If Super Tuesday Voting Pattern Continues, Donald Trump Will Reach Delegate Target

    03/04/2016 7:41:39 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4 mar 2016 | Nate Cohn
    Donald Trump did not amass a majority of delegates on Super Tuesday. But he could soon. If the people in the rest of the nation vote as the Super Tuesday results suggest they would, Mr. Trump would easily amass a majority of delegates and avoid the contested convention that his opponents hope to force and win. He could even do so without wins in Ohio and Florida, the two largest winner-take-all states, where he faces opponents in their home states. Mr. Trump would amass so many delegates because the rules become more biased toward candidates who win, allowing him the...
  • 2016 Election Center (State By State Primary Results)

    03/02/2016 9:23:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Washington Examiner
  • Delegate tracker Last updated: March 2, 2016, 11:26 a.m. EST

    03/02/2016 8:37:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 85 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | March 2, 2016 | AP via Washington Times
    Trump 316 Cruz 226 Rubio 106
  • Super Tuesday Results: [GOP Delegate totals] Trump 316, Cruz 226, Rubio 106, Kasich 25, Carson 8

    03/02/2016 8:43:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 153 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2016
    Delegate rundown chart and a good Interactive Map.
  • Election 2016 — Republican Delegate Count

    At we see that a new GOP establishment is emerging for 2016. With 82 of the 125 delegates so far claimed going to Donald Trump it means that for the remaining 2347 delegates that Cruz will need 1220, Rubio 1221, Kasich 1231, and Carson 1233 to secure the nomination. Thus it looks like Trump = new GOPe. So shouldn't we be referring to the so-called GOPe as the GOPxe (i.e. GOP eX establishment)?
  • Karl Rove: The Path to a Wild GOP Convention

    11/06/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 7:17 | KARL ROVE
    A few factors have increased the chances of a multi-ballot convention.... 17 candidates entered the race and 15 remain. ...five contenders who today appear to have the message, money, organization and poll numbers to play the long game: neurosurgeon Ben Carson, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. What complicates the picture is the GOP’s rule requiring the 28 (states+) that vote before March 15 to award their delegates proportionally. The exception is South Carolina, whose winner-take-all primary was grandfathered in. Add in the eight states voting on or after March...
  • The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

    01/31/2015 6:37:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 1/30/15 | Nate Cohn
    There is a basic mystery at the heart of modern Republican presidential politics. The party’s voters, despite electing conservatives to the House and Senate, have repeatedly chosen relatively moderate nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, in the primaries. With the 2016 campaign underway, and candidates positioning themselves for money, endorsements and staff, the establishment of the party is again at the center of the conversation. Even though Mr. Romney said on Friday that he had decided not to pursue the nomination, a third Bush seems poised to run, and has suggested he will not bow down to conservative activists....
  • Eagle Forum Capitol Hill Office

    08/28/2012 11:33:55 AM PDT · by mtnwmn · 10 replies
    Eagle Forum Capitol Hill ^ | 8/28/2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    UPDATE Aug. 27th: Just a quick update on the situation we shared with you last night from the Republican National Convention. We need your help to stop a proposed rule change that would allow a presumptive nominee to "disavow" delegates. Thank you to all of you who have already called your delegates serving on the Rules Committee. Below is a list of states whose Rules Committee delegates have both signed onto the Minority Report. If your state is listed below, there is no need for further calls. If your state is not listed below, please contact your representatives serving on...
  • Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated

    08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 114 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says that’s not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in. First, here’s Drew’s call to arms (my emphasis added in bold): Fellow conservatives, Those...

    03/13/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 39 replies
    Mar. 13th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    THE REAL PICTURE OF REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION BASED ON BOUND DELEGATES. The winner of the first ballot casting at the National Republican Convention will be declared the Party’s nominee to face Obama in November of 2012. So Romney can declare himself an eventual winner of the primary election process ONLY WHEN he can count 1,144 BOUND delegates. However, many states have complicated systems when it comes to allocate their delegates at the National Convention. For example, most Illinois’s 66 delegates, Ohio’s 66, and Penn’s 72 are unbound. We don’t know how many will be bound to which candidates until the...
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • GOP delegates waiting to wine and dine with Arnold

    08/02/2004 7:41:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 280+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/2/04 | Rick Orlov
    Political junkies now have a full month of withdrawal to endure before the Republicans put their show on to try to counter the Democratic National Convention last week in Boston. When the Republicans meet in New York beginning Aug. 30, one can only hope they have more delegates wearing funny hats and avoid the balloon snafu that marked the final night of the Democratic event. For the 237 California Republicans who are delegates or alternates, the trip promises to have all the glitz and glamour one would expect when your governor is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Among the events scheduled is a...