Skip to comments.Trump just got BAD news, could COST him nomination(Allen West's blog)
Posted on 04/09/2016 8:53:34 PM PDT by sickoflibs
While Donald Trump continues to lead in delegate count, this week has not been his in terms of momentum. The GOP frontrunner was handed a resounding defeat in Wisconsin, where rival Ted Cruz beat him 48.2% to 35.1%. Now all eyes have turned to New York, the next primary in the nominating contest, with 95 delegates at stake where Trump currently enjoys a commanding 56% to 22% lead over Cruz in the latest poll.
But even before the New York primary in a couple weeks, Trump may be precluded from reaching the required 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, given whats rather quietly happening in Colorado as we speak. As The Washington Post wrote of the Colorado delegates:
But if the Republican presidential race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is decided by just a handful of delegates, what happens in Colorado this weekend might matter most of all.
Nate Silver goes so far as to suggest that if Trump gets shut out in Colorado this weekend, he will definitely fall short of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention. And that, of course, would leave him vulnerable to the workings of the GOP convention, which many including Trump supporters fear could quash his chances of walking away as the nominee.
Many observers and the Trump campaign itself dont expect Trump to do well in Colorado.
Based on what happened in the first two district contests, it is expected that Ted Cruz will sweep the 34 Colorado delegates being selected at the district and state assemblies. The remaining three delegates are the members of the Republican National Committee from Colorado and can remain unbound.
As of Friday afternoon, Cruz has dominated the first five contests in Colorado, while Trump and Kasich remain empty-handed. While neither candidate will make the trip to Colorado this weekend, both Trump and Kasich are putting more focus on the state conventions weekend proceedings, in an attempt to nab some delegates before its over.
While this contest is likely to garner a small fraction of the coverage the upcoming New York primary will get, its on its way to quietly tipping the scales further toward a contested convention.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]
It is DISGUSTING that Cruz is using machinations, to scoop up delegates which Trump rightfully should have.
Yeah, following the rules is cheating.
He’s behaving just like another sleazy politician.
I’m just saying.
Trump is winning ELECTIONS. Trump is winning votes.
Cruz is not, yet his people are conniving and winning over representatives. I don’t like it, I don’t support Cruz, and if he robs Trump of the nomination this way, I hope Trump leaves the party.
This is disgusting.
“Im just saying.”
Maybe Trump needs to get his shiite in order. Just sayin’..
So the rules are...you win a state but the losers can come and take all of the delegates? So can Trump take all of Utah and Texas delegates now?
If he knew how and had competent people, that’d be a possibility. Barring that, no.
Rightfully should have?
You want a king?
If trump is winning then he would have won
Yes, but Trump is a street fighter and should have know better
I thought it was The Art Of Winning
Would Trump go into a business deal without first having made sure he Knew all the laws and regulations that could affect him being successful? Of course not, so why has he not made sure he understood and took advantage of all the rules and regulations concerning delegates? But of course it's not Trump and his campaigns failure, it has be because someone else is cheating.
No, but where Trump wins votes, I do not expect the representative to go to Cruz.
That is just WRONG.
As long as rules are followed.
Deleted that, then tweeted this...
The last tweet was the result of unauthorized access to our account and in no way represents the opinion of the party. We are investigating.— The Colorado GOP (@cologop) April 10, 2016
Every delegate counts :)
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