Republican chairman: No nomination for Donald Trump if he falls short of delegate majority

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    Apr 23, 2016 2:37 AM GMT
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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-republicans-finish-florida-gathering-20160422-story.html
    For the Donald Trump supporters who hope their candidate wins the Republican presidential nomination even if he doesn't have a majority of delegates, the national party chairman had a direct message on Friday: no way.


    "The rules say you have to have 1,237 delegates to be the nominee. We aren't going to hand the nomination to anyone with a plurality, no matter how close they are to 1,237," Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told party leaders from throughout the country.

    "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades," he said.

    What looks like an elephunt and blows itself up?
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    A hand grenade?
    No. It's a trick question.
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  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 23, 2016 2:02 PM GMT
    Trump keeps yelling at everyone that he should be given the nomination even when he can't make the majority. But WHY should the rules be changed for him? Why does he not have to play by the same rules as the other candidates?
    I have not heard him come up with an answer to this key question.
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    Apr 23, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
    Sounds like another trick question.

    ...because ever since he won more GOP hearts than upstaged baby Bush, he thinks that means he owns the Republican Casino Party.
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    Apr 23, 2016 3:27 PM GMT
    Trump will eventually win the Republican presidential nomination. I think the nominee ought to be Kasich, but the Republican primary voters are not enamored with him. I do, however, think that Trump's critique of the Republican convention procedural processes at this point is misplaced and ingenuous--the rules should be applied fairly and he should be bound by them, as long as they're not intentionally distorted to disenfranchise any candidate.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 23, 2016 3:42 PM GMT
    Trump will be the nominee. I don't know how they stop him at this point barring some sort of shenanigans that would end up blowing up the GOP for good. He'll likely arrive at the convention with the 1237 he needs or more --- but even if he falls short, if he is still millions of votes ahead and hundreds of delegate ahead, they'd be committing political suicide to steal it way from him.
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    Apr 23, 2016 3:55 PM GMT
    But their fairly applied rules can change so therein lies the rub.

    http://lawnewz.com/important/how-the-gop-could-steal-the-nomination-from-donald-trump-even-if-he-wins-majority-of-delegates/
    How GOP Could Still Steal Nomination From Trump Even If He Wins 1,237 Delegates

    ...So, we wanted to know, even if Trump wins all the needed delegates, is there any possible way the GOP establishment could steal the nomination back from him? The answer is yes. It comes down to some intricacies on how the convention rules are set up, but these rules matter. It would certainly be unprecedented but given the rebuke of Donald Trump by the Republican establishment in recent days, anything is possible...

    “There are many ways to undo a first ballot, even if you have the magic number assuming the Trump delegates are not really loyal. They may start out to be loyal and change their minds,” Elaine Karmack, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute told LawNewz.com. Karmack is also the author of “Primary Politics.”

    ...in the days leading up to the convention, the RNC Rules Committee could recommend rules changes to the Convention Rules Committee. That committee could tweak the recommendations but they they would ultimately have to send the new rules to the floor of the convention for a vote by the delegates. If the delegates vote to change the rules so as to ‘unbind’ themselves, then they could vote for whoever they wanted even in that first round.


    This is called the rule of the first of three wishes.

    Wish #1, an infinite number of wishes to follow.

    Rule #1: Rules can be changed.
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    Apr 23, 2016 4:02 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidTrump will be the nominee. I don't know how they stop him at this point barring some sort of shenanigans that would end up blowing up the GOP for good. He'll likely arrive at the convention with the 1237 he needs or more --- but even if he falls short, if he is still millions of votes ahead and hundreds of delegate ahead, they'd be committing political suicide to steal it way from him.


    So then it just might be a matter of selecting a method of suicide. Because if it doesn't blow up...

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