Saturday, April 2, 2016

GOP Establishment using tactics Stalin would love: Trump camp accuses Tennessee GOP of stealing delegates

Joseph Stalin, Creative Commons

Here’s the scheme the GOP establishment is doing to deny Trump the nomination. 
State party officials from every state are making sure to send delegates to the Cleveland convention who are Never Trump loyalties instead of pro-Trump people.  It renders the votes of millions who voted for Trump null and void because Trump delegates disappear after the first ballot is taken in Cleveland.  The GOP is hiding behind convention rules that were practically written by Joseph Stalin to circumvent the will of the people.   

The Tennessean reports Donald Trump's campaign for president is accusing the Tennessee Republican Party of "doing the bidding" of the national GOP establishment in a calculated attempt to “steal” pro-Trump delegates and stop them from being a part of  Tennessee's GOP delegation.

It's part of a national effort by GOP party leaders, the Trump campaign has alleged, to stop the Republican frontrunner from becoming the nominee.

A Tennessee party official disputes that allegation, instead accusing Trump’s camp of distorting the truth while noting Trump will still receive all delegates won from the state.
Darren Morris, state director of Trump's campaign in Tennessee, told The Tennessean the Trump campaign and Tennessee Republican Party chairman Ryan Hayes had agreed Wednesday on the names of seven of the 14 at-large delegates that, under party rules, are to be appointed by the state party. Delegates will ultimately decide the party’s nominee at the Republican National Convention this summer.

But Morris said that an updated delegate list he reviewed late this week is now wiped clean of several of those names and instead features individuals who he described as "anti-Trump."

"They're picking anti-Trump people," Morris said. "They're picking establishment picks who don't support Donald Trump, and it's just the same effort that they're conducting all over the country to steal a vote here, steal a delegate there, to affect the outcome of the convention in July and take the nomination away from Donald Trump.

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Why have primaries if the votes don’t mean anything?  Oh that’s right.  There a lot of money for GOPers to be made getting hired on campaigns as consultants and staffers and the like.  So professional GOPers get to pocket a lot of money on a sham of democracy?  Nice racket, huh?