Anti-Trump delegate wins portion of lawsuit

Jul 13, 2016, 02:54

Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans should not betray their conscience when it comes to backing their party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Hodgson was elected as one of five delegates representing Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Members of the GOP platform committee have told The New York Times that this year's platform is expected to condemn the Supreme Court's finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. "It's a foregone conclusion most of the time", Wheeler said. But they are unlikely to make a difference in the convention's outcome. I don't think she's faking it. "They are people who probably supported a different candidate".

Wheeler's email inbox has been flooded with more than 400 messages in just the past week and a half. It means that delegates can not be obligated to vote in a winner-takes-all fashion, as stated in an obscure portion of Virginia election law.

But he doesn't sense strong support from among fellow rules committee members to change the rules.

After Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican party conducted what it called the "most comprehensive post-election review" ever, a diagnosis of how the GOP lost and what it needs to change to have a broader appeal.

But if 25 percent of them - at least 28 out of 112 - support what's known as a minority report that's sent to the convention floor, all 2,000-some GOP delegates can vote on the issue.

"I can vote on the rules committee, theoretically, however I wanted to", he said.

"Republicans understand that you can succeed in a negotiation only if you are willing to walk away from it", the draft reads, according to CNN, echoing a tactic that Trump has long said he would employ when negotiating with other countries.

Their resignations are a sign of the dissatisfaction among some established Republican activists about Trump's candidacy and the effect it could have on down-ballot Republican races in November.

"I'm sure she'd lose", said Steve Duprey, a Republican national committeeman from New Hampshire who's on both rules committees and is opposing the rebellion. Ryan too has been highly critical of Trump this election season.

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