So the plot thickens.
Doesn’t it feel like everything is up for grabs when the media gets a hold of the information? First, we hear the nominee has to get to 1,237 to win the GOP nomination. Then we hear Sen. Ted Cruz is fighting to persuade unbound delegates to support him on the 2nd ballot of a OPEN convention. Now a member of the Republican National Committee gives us this news of a possible new floor based on hypotheticals.
It’s these things that try a man’s soul. That’s probably one of the reasons my health is not good. I won’t worry about it if you will not, how’s that. This is what I got from a story I read earlier today.
From Washington Examiner:
Republican National Committee member Randy Evans predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump would likely be able to secure the Republican nomination if he captures anything more than 1,100 delegates, short of the 1,237 delegates needed for a simple majority.
“If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,” Evans said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
The RNC stressed Wednesday morning that under the rules, 1,237 delegates are still needed to officially clinch the nomination, and said Evans’ comments are more of a comment on what might happen in the hypothetical situation in which Trump falls just short.
Evans’ comment could be good news for Trump if it’s a sentiment shared by other RNC members, since Trump is at risk of falling short of a majority of delegates by the time of the convention in July. But Evans also warned that if Trump slips much more, the nomination would likely fall to someone else.
This sure sounds like a way Trump can win the nomination without reaching the mystical 1,237 doesn’t it? Can you imagine the Cruz campaign fighting that one? That will probably go all the way to the Supreme Court if that were to happen. It would probably get kicked back as they would say the RNC is a private organization run by it’s own rules.
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h/t – Washington Examiner