Monday, March 7, 2016

Trump's Rivals Begin Crafting Plans for Contested Republican Convention

Presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich need to win their states on March 15
If successful, Mitt Romney’s call for Republicans to vote strategically to stop Donald Trump from sewing up the party’s nomination would lead to only one end: a contested party convention.
That is what would likely happen if Mr. Trump’s three Republican presidential rivals hold his delegate count below the 1,237 threshold needed to claim the nomination outright.
If no candidate accumulates that many delegates during the primary and caucus process, the party’s nominee will be chosen at the Republican National Convention, to be held in Cleveland this July.
Currently, Mr. Trump has 319 delegates, to 226 for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, 110 for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 25 for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The New York businessman has won 10 of 15 states, and could chart an unstoppable path to the nomination if he prevails in the large states that allocate all of their delegates to the winner. Florida, with 99 delegates, and Ohio, with 66, are two of the biggest winner-take-all contests to come up early on the primary calendar.
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