New Anti-Trump Delegate Coup ‘Not Viable’

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A new campaign led by “dozens” of delegates to the Republican National Convention is planning to change the convention rules in order to remove Trump as the Republican Party nominee, according to the Washington Post. But the Post only names four delegates, and two are from Colorado where the state GOP faced backlash after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won all the delegate slots without holding a state primary, who claim to be part of a new campaign to stop Trump.

“Being a delegate to the National Republican Convention is an extremely coveted position within state party politics. It’s important to remember, those delegates are ELECTED positions,” Hogan Gidley, who previously served as Gov. Mike Huckabee’s senior communications advisor and as executive director for the South Carolina GOP, explained to Breitbart News in response to the Washington Post article. “If their actions before and/or in Cleveland don’t follow convention rules, it could cost them their position as delegate.” He went on to say:

In South Carolina for example, the national delegates are elected by a couple of thousand state convention-goers. Donald Trump was nominated by about 14 million people across the country – the most in GOP Presidential primary history – and I seriously doubt many delegates would buck the will of those voters. Not to mention, in that position, by current rule, delegates have to vote for the person who won – and that’s Mr. Trump.

Gidley added, “There are no rules committee members in this ‘group’ — it’s not viable.”

“As I understand it, there are a few delegates who are willing to listen to various ‘candidate coup proposals’ – but this talk has happened every convention I’ve been a part of – most recently, by the supporters of Rand Paul,” Gidley added.

The Post argues this group of anti-Trumpers is different from previous “Never Trump” groups. “The new campaign is being run by the only people who can actually make changes to party rules, rather than by pundits and media figures who have been pining for a Trump alternative,” Washington Post reporter Ed O’keefe alleges.

“It’s sexy to speculate about the GOP struggling to unite. However, I’m more interested to see how the Democrat convention goes considering Sen. Sanders’ supporters don’t have a lick of loyalty to the Party or the Clintons,” Gidley challenged. He added:

This election is NOT about right vs. left, conservative vs. liberal, Republican vs. Democrat. It’s about the corruption of the establishment vs. the future of the people. That’s why Bernie supporters aren’t keen on helping Hillary – who embodies the establishment and personifies corruption. It’s also the reason rank and file republicans voted for Donald Trump in a landslide. With Republicans in power, we still have executive amnesty, we still fund planned parenthood’s baby butchering, we still have Obamacare, we still have job-killing trade, we still have the Syrian refugee relocation program, the Iran nuclear deal…the list goes on. The American people are sick and tired of being crushed.

Trump recently banned the Washington Post from being part of the credentialed media at his campaign events following multiple stories against him and after founder and Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos assigned at least 20 reporters to dig into Trump’s past.

“I won almost 14 million votes, which is by far more votes than any candidate in the history of the Republican primaries,” Trump stated in response to the Washington Post’s report about the alleged coup. “I have tremendous support and get the biggest crowds by far and any such move would not only be totally illegal but also a rebuke of the millions of people who feel so strongly about what I am saying.”

Trump also stated, “People that I defeated soundly in the primaries will do anything to get a second shot — but there is no mechanism for it to happen.”


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