Insurgent Republicans, against the odds, are trying to rally support to dump Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee at the upcoming GOP convention, saying the brash billionaire is a “lost cause.”
Meanwhile, Trump allies, while casting the revolt effort as unlikely, still are preparing plans to keep convention delegates in line. They are warning delegates about consequences of a revolt. Even if the “Dump Trump” forces fail, it’s a story line that won’t go away as the Republicans prepare for their convention in Cleveland beginning July 18.
“To disrupt the convention would be huge, even if it gets them nowhere,” Republican strategist Susan Del Percio said of the insurgents’ efforts.
She said anti-Trump delegates face an “uphill battle” but can’t be written off yet.
“Going by the reaction of Trump and the RNC,” Del Percio said, referring to the Republican National Committee, “it appears there may well be traction” in the movement.
The Dump Trump forces said they gained steam in the past few weeks after the Republican candidate dipped in the national polls against the presumptive Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton, and as he filed a campaign-finance statement showing him with relatively little cash on hand.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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