Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Locking up GOP Nod: 1,100 delegates could be the magic number for Donald Trump: RNC Source


I’m sure Ted Cruz won’t be happy to hear this development.
  But, Trump will lock up the 1,237 anyway to make everything moot. 

NY Post reports Donald Trump can secure the GOP presidential nomination if he comes to the party’s convention this summer with more that 1,100 delegates — which is below the current requirement, a member of the Republican National Committee said Wednesday

“If Donald Trump exceeds ­1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,” Randy Evans said on MSNBC.

“If he gets less than 1,000 delegates, then I think we’re looking at a contested convention that could go on for many, many days,” he added.

Evans said a “gray area” would be if Trump ends up with between 1,000 and 1,100 delegates.

Such a scenario would lead to Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz jockeying to capture uncommitted or released delegates.

“That’s where the unbound delegates or the delegates that have been released by other candidates come into play to see if there are enough of those to get either Cruz or Trump over the finish line,” he said.

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  1. Beware rule changes.

    I'd make sure I had about 1400 going to Cleveland.

  2. Umm, what? If he has a majority, than barring some outrageous shenanigans, he wins. But how does any number less than a majority guarantee a win? Presumably on the second ballot he'll pick up some number of votes from delegates for candidates who are obviously not going to win. But how many? If you have any evidence that such-and-such a number of Rubio or Kasich delegates will vote for Trump, I'm sure we'd all be interested in hearing it. Otherwise, you're just making up numbers.

    1. I'm not making up anything. This is a guy from the RNC saying this.


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