The Tea Party Research Team predicted this! ...but what are you willing to do about it? Let the GOP get away with silencing the voice of the people?
Or are you willing to............?
Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.
“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “ Squawk Box ” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.
Haugland is one of 112 Republican delegates who are not required to cast their support for any one candidate because their states and territories don’t hold primaries or caucuses.
Even with Trump ’s huge projected delegate haul in four state primaries Tuesday, the odds are increasing the billionaire businessman may not ultimately get the 1,237 delegates needed to claim the GOP nomination before the convention.
This could lead to a brokered convention, in which unbound delegates, like Haugland, could play a significant swing role on the first ballot to choose a nominee.
Most delegates bound by their state’s primary or caucus results are only committed on the first ballot. If subsequent ballots are needed, virtually all of the delegates can vote any way they want, said Gary Emineth, another unbound delegate from North Dakota.
“It could introduce Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, or it could be the other candidates that have already been in the race and are now out of the race [such as] Mike Huckabee [or] Rick Santorum. All those people could eventually become candidates on the floor,” Emineth said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan , who decided not to run for the White House this year, said in a CNBC interview Tuesday he won’t categorically rule out accepting the GOP nomination if a deadlocked convention were to turn to him.
Democrats experienced the last true brokered presidential convention to go beyond the first ballot in 1952. Republicans came close at their 1976 convention.
“The rules haven’t kept up,” Haugland said. “The rules are still designed to have a political party choose its nominee at a convention. That’s just the way it is. I can’t help it. Don’t hate me because I love the rules.”
Haugland said he sent a letter to each campaign alerting them to a rule change he’s proposing, which would allow any candidate who earns at least one delegate during the nominating process to submit his or her name to be nominated at this summer’s convention.
If the GOP race continues at the same pace, Trump would likely have a plurality of delegates. So far, he’s more than halfway to the 1,237 magic number.
Trump split Tuesday’s winner-take-all primaries in Florida and Ohio.
The real estate mogul dominated in Florida over Sen. Marco Rubio , who dropped out of the race after losing his home state.
But Trump lost Ohio to the state’s governor, John Kasich . Trump also won Illinois and North Carolina. He held a slim lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Missouri early Wednesday.
Emineth, also a former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, told “Squawk Box” in the same interview that he’s concerned about party officials pulling “some shenanigan.”
“You have groups of people who are going to try to take over the rules committee,” he warned. “[That] could totally change everything, and mess things up with the delegates. And people across the country will be very frustrated.”
“It’s important that the Republican National Committee has transparency on what they’re doing [on the rules] going into the convention and what happens in the convention,” he continued. That’s because of “all the votes that have been cast in caucuses and primaries. Don’t disenfranchise those voters. Because at the end of the day, our goal is to beat Hillary Clinton or whoever their [Democratic] nominee is in November.”
Emineth said he’s worried that frustration would discourage Americans in the general election from voting Republican.
The Internet just closed and kicked me out!! This happens TOO frequently! I wonder if I have been on this Website too long???????? Someone is messing with me!
RABBIS WILL WALK ON TRUMP.
IF THE RABBIS WALK OUT ON TRUMP THEY WALK OUT ON ISRAEL. MIKE SAVAGE HAS A NAME FOR THESE QUISLINGS HE CALLS THEM PROFESSIONALS.
WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS CALL THEIR ENEMIES HITLER AND NEVER STALIN.?
HITLER DIED IN 1945 STALIN LIVES IN THE WHITEHOUSE AND HE HAS HIS OWN PARTY. REMEMBER WHEN THEY USED TO BE CALLED DEMOCRATS?
DAY ONE OF THE FOX NEWS BOYCOTT. THE CHAMELION NETWORK FIX NEWS HAS FINALLY SHOWED IT'S TRUE COLORS. WHO EVER RUPEE MURDOCK ENDORSES WILL BE THE TEACHERS PET. I TURNED ON THE TV WHICH USED TO BE SET ON FOX. NOW ON OANN. FOX WAS SUPPOSED TO REPORT THE NEWS BUT MEGYN BEHAR STERN KELLY BECAME A CANDIDATE TO COMPETE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. WELL FIX NEWS GO FOX YOURSELF. I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR FIFTH COLUMN TACTICS. HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE? YOU WERE TOP SHELF MEDIA AND YOU HAD A SCHMUCK ATTACK. FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TURNED INTO UNFAIR AND PARTIAL. THE SLOGAN WE REPORT YOU DECIDE BECAME WE DISTORT WE DERIDE. IF YOU WANT TO CONTROL POLITICAL OUTCOMES START YOUR OWN PARTY. LIKE I DID. TOM O'DONNELL PRESIDENT THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY.
IF YOU THREW A PARTY, INVITED YOUR FRIENDS AND A HANDFULL OF COMMUNIST THUGS CRASHED IT. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? DID YOU KNOW THAT COMMUNIST PROFESSORS WHO DOMINATE THE COLLEGE SCENE GIVE EXTRA CREDITS TO STUDENTS WHO POOP ON COP CARS? ANY COMMUNIST DEMONSTRATION GETS YOU A BUMP UP IN COMMUNIST CUCUMBER COLLEGE. TRUMP IS THE REVOLUTION.
TO QUOTE MY PATRIOTIC NEW YORK HERO. ABUTOM THE AMERICAN FUN DA MENTALIST.
GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME A CORN BEEF ON RYE.
I GOT A PICTURE OF PRESIDENT PINOCCHIO PANTS WITH THREE BIMBOS AND HITLERY IS NOT ONE OF THEM. HOW LONG HAVE I NOT BEEN A DEMO COMMO? I VOTED FOR KENNEDY AND HE GOT SHOT. I VOTED NEXT FOR GOLDWATER. MY THREE REPUBLICAN HEROES ARE JOE MCCARTHY, NIXON AND WERNER VON BRAUN. ONCE TRUMP IS IN THE CONVENTION IT WILL BE A PASSION PLAY HOWEVER HE WILL WHEEL AND DEAL AND WIN. BUT WHY GO THRU THAT BS. CROWN HIM NOW AND CRUSH HITLERY.
MANGUS THEY ALL STEAL. TRUMP HAS ALREADY SAID IT IS HARD NOT TO TAKE BRIBES.
HE CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS TURNING DOWN MONEY. WE HAD THE LAST CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSMAN IN NEW YORK CITY. HE TOOK A PLEA FROM THE LYNCH MOB. EVERYBODY SAID HE WAS A CROOK. WE SAID TRUE BUT HE IS OUR CROOK. WHY DOES GOLDMAN SACH'S PAY OFF BOTH PARTIES?
Most the Democrat party as it is the one that makes the most prohibitive rules and regulations that prevent new business start ups taking market share. They drive the cost of entry so they can not enter leaving the bigs with total control and they just raise prices to cover the political costs.
There are over 13,000 registered lobbyists [mostly lawyers] on K Street that make a million or more per year. How much is you steak now?
did you not get the memo?
You and the rest of the so called Anonymous crew need to stop making threatening remarks to Tea Party members immediately.
Carolan La Vallee-Rahman, Moderator 11
Unlike cowards, I do not hide anonymously!
"Trump has used money to purchase favors from the political class in cities and States, governments and even foreign nations."
In my town, every time they want to expand the tax base, they give tax breaks and other incentives to new companies that come here. If you want to do business you have to play ball.
Welcome to the socialist progressive America.
The liberals get in charge, force you to deal with them and now you want to blame people because they managed to make money dealing with the people they have to deal with, because of the stupidity of Americans that elected them and put them in charge.
Foreign countries are even worse. They are sovereign nations and you'll do as they tell you to and you'll pay what they tell you to pay.
And don't waste my time talking about Hillary Clinton.
HILLARY CLINTON CHARGED $200K FOR KIDS CHARITY SPEECH, WOULDN’T INTERACT WITH KIDS
Clinton Foundation to review overseas donations … if she runs
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Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’
The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.
The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.
Clinton Foundation admits breaking ethical rules by taking money from Algeria
Canadian Partnership Shielded Identities of Donors to Clinton Foundation
Aides to former President Bill Clinton helped start a Canadian charity that effectively shielded the identities of donors who gave more than $33 million that went to his foundation, despite a pledge of transparency when Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of state.
Revealing: NYT Exposes Clinton Foundation for Shady Financial and Business Deals
The New York Times is back online, citing their temporary shutdown as “technical difficulties” as result of an “internal issue.”
Poor timing, as the left-leaning news source published a devastating report earlier this morning, detailing the shady deals and conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation; an organization that has been ‘off limits’ to conservative critics, who feared criticism would be received poorly due to the noble, charitable efforts of the foundation.
Facing questions over foreign donations, Hillary Clinton starts cutting ties to Bill’s foundation
As late as this week, Hillary Clinton was being touted on the foundation’s website as the “host”— along with former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton — of a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakech, Morocco, next month that is being funded with donations from a Moroccan oil and gas conglomerate and a government-owned phosphate mining firm that has been accused of extracting minerals in internationally disputed territory. (The Clinton Global Initiative is an arm of the foundation.)
I was the Executive Director of a non profit for years. The general rule is that your administrative costs, e.g. salaries, benefit plans, rent/mortgage, utilities, office supplies, vehicles, etc. should not exceed 15% with approximately 85% going directly to programs and services. It appears that the Clinton Foundation has it upside down. They also did not claim their foreign contributions that were funneled through Canadian groups but were in reality, monies from Russia and Arab countries.
The Clinton Foundation is simply a front for the corruption the Clintons are known for.