Jan Brewer on Ted Cruz Arizona Delegate Victory: ‘I Got Cheated!’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came out on top at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Party convention, receiving the majority of delegates selected to attend the national convention in July.

“The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district,” the Associated Press reports.

The delegates are bound to Donald Trump on the first ballot at the convention since he won the Arizona GOP primary, but can be free to vote for whomever they prefer on the second ballot if Trump doesn’t reach the 1,237 threshold required to clinch the nomination.

Former Gov. Jan Brewer, who endorsed Trump, yelled, “I got cheated — I got cheated,” as the delegate results were revealed.

The chair of Trump’s Arizona campaign, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, said they may challenge the results since a request for a revote was rejected.

“The Trump campaign is very unhappy with the results,” DeWit said to the press. “We don’t feel that this was a fair process. The Trump button got checked more than any other, so why do we have so few delegates?”

Cruz’s Arizona campaign chair Constantin Querard responded, “They lost because of math, not because of malfeasance. If you take the people that want Cruz, and you add to them the people who don’t want Trump, that’s a majority in just about any room in America.”


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