Tuesday, April 5, 2016

If Donald Trump Loses Wisconsin To Ted Cruz, Trump May Lose The GOP Nomination

After Donald Trump’s series of victories in the Republican Party’s March primaries, it became clear to everyone that Trump is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But the cheeseheads of Wisconsin may be poised to blunt Trump’s momentum. And if Trump loses Wisconsin, he may fail to gain the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the GOP nod.
Republican activists won’t support Trump on the second ballot
Barring an unforeseen collapse, it’s pretty much impossible for Ted Cruz to end up with more delegates than Donald Trump when the last states vote on June 7. And it’s impossible for John Kasich to come anywhere close. But as Trump’s erratic statements continue to accumulate, the #NeverTrump coalition is quietly organizing to deny Trump the nomination if Trump can’t win it on the first ballot. Many of the delegates bound to vote for Trump at the Republican National Convention in July will be free to vote for whomever they choose on a second or third ballot.
Trump: I renounce my pledge to support GOP nominee
Reid Epstein of the Wall Street Journal last week reported on Ted Cruz’s superior organizational efforts in Louisiana, where Cruz may end up with 10 more delegates than Trump despite the fact that Trump attracted more voter support. Furthermore, now that Trump has renounced his pledge to support the GOP nominee, no matter what, Republicans feel no obligation to stick with him. Politico has reported that “already more than a hundred delegates are poised to break with him on a second ballot.”
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

That's not exactly a revelation, every state is important. If Cruz had won SC, and Trump had lost, Trump might not win the nomination. Same with Florida and on down the line. WI not quite as important as many of the other states that have already been won.

Trump deserves the nomination, based on his achievements so far and the states projected to be in his win column. Trump has swept the South, and important Midwest and Northeastern states. He has a very good shot at various states in the general election, such as FL, OH, PA et al, that Cruz won't even be competitive in. Cruz has won a lot of caucus states, and only a few primary states, which as we know, are indicative of a niche and/or 2nd tier player. He should pull out of the race near the end of April so the outsider takeover of the GOP ticket is not endangered.