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Trumpís Threat on Pledge Could Cost Him South Carolina Delegates (Break Pledge, Lose 50 Delegates)
Time.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Zeke J. Miller

Posted on 03/31/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT by LdSentinal

Donald Trump’s announcement that he no longer stands by a pledge to support the GOP has thrown his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates in doubt.

The Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Though Trump won all of the state’s delegates in the Feb. 20 primary, anti-Trump forces are plotting to contest their binding to Trump because of his threat on the pledge Tuesday.

The loyalty pledge is nothing new in South Carolina, where it has been required for decades, but took on new focus in light of Trump’s public musings about a third party run or withdrawing his support from the eventual nominee if he is stopped at a contested convention.

When asked about if he still would pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee during a town hall Tuesday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump said “No. I don’t anymore,” adding that he has been “treated very unfairly.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: delegates; pledge; trump
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1 posted on 03/31/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

A threat is not the same as doing.

I can see now why they asked for something so stupid.


2 posted on 03/31/2016 12:25:07 PM PDT by Mr. K (Trump/Nugent)
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To: LdSentinal

It just never ends.


3 posted on 03/31/2016 12:25:18 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Donald Trump will ban auto-correct with an Executive Order. Go Trump!)
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To: LdSentinal

But Cruz says the same thing, and oh well that’s cool.

These people are fudging crooks down to the last rat.


4 posted on 03/31/2016 12:25:56 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: LdSentinal

What about Ted Cruz?

Ted Cruz Shifts Away From Pledge to Support GOP Nominee
http://www.texastribune.org/2016/03/25/cruz-shifts-away-pledge-support-gop-nominee/


5 posted on 03/31/2016 12:26:00 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: LdSentinal

These idiots are playing with fire. The GOP must have a death wish.


6 posted on 03/31/2016 12:26:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: LdSentinal

None of the three remaining candidates are now willing to say they will support the party nominee. This is solid gold to Clinton, Sanders of whoever else the Rats might be thinking about.


7 posted on 03/31/2016 12:26:25 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: VanDeKoik

Bingo! You nailed it right there.

Ted said the same thing.


8 posted on 03/31/2016 12:27:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Facing Trump nomination inevitability, folks are now openly trying to help Hillary destroy him.)
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To: LdSentinal
The Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Though Trump won all of the state’s delegates in the Feb. 20 primary, anti-Trump forces are plotting to contest their binding to Trump because of his threat on the pledge Tuesday.

Correct me if I'm wrong but none of the candidates said that they would definitely support the nominee, so none of them can qualify for the delegates.

9 posted on 03/31/2016 12:27:51 PM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: LdSentinal

How many delegates will cRUz lose for not supporting the BS pledge?

Maybe RNC shouldn’t be in charge of ANY delegates....since they can’t stick to set rules.


10 posted on 03/31/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Safe Again :)
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To: LdSentinal

My Republican elected officials in SC will be receiving notice from me that they had better see to it that this does NOT happen. I don’t care if it’s their job or not. If they expect to receive my vote EVER again going on down to dog catcher, they better damn well make sure it doesn’t happen.


11 posted on 03/31/2016 12:28:21 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: LdSentinal

Hint: They won’t go to Kasich.


12 posted on 03/31/2016 12:28:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: LdSentinal

So then all three candidates lost delegates?


13 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The gasoline is on the GOP. The question is whrn they decide to throw the match.


14 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT by Brasky (You miss every shot you never take.)
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To: LdSentinal

If this is true then Cruz and Kasich lose their delegates since they are on record as saying they would not support the nominee!


15 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: LdSentinal

If Trump breaks his pledge, losing the 50 delegates won’t matter.

At that point, the GOPe will be in control of things, not the voters.

I’m voting Trump, period. Even if I have to write his name in. If that gives us Bernie or Hillary, fine. We will hit reset that much sooner.


16 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: LdSentinal
“Donald Trump’s announcement that he no longer stands by a pledge to support the GOP has thrown his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates in doubt.”

Cruz and Kasich said much more strongly that they would not support the nominee.

No word on that.

The system is rigged against Trump.

17 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:19 PM PDT by detective
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To: LdSentinal

How about the others. Did they also take the pledge?

They have broken the pledge.


18 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:26 PM PDT by dforest (Ted took your money and is laughing all the way to Goldman Sachs)
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To: VitacoreVision

My guess.....Ted’s “unknown, not related, never heard of them” underlings are up to no good .....again.


19 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LdSentinal

They can all calm down.

This is an empty story.


20 posted on 03/31/2016 12:30:44 PM PDT by onyx (You're here posting, so sign-up to DONATE MONTHLY!)
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