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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
A dissident faction of Republican delegates is planning on doing anything and everything they can to prevent Donald Trump from securing the GOP nomination at the party's convention next month.
"This literally is an 'Anybody but Trump' movement," Kendal Unruh, a Colorado Republican delegate leading the effort, told the Washington Post, which first reported the story.
Regina Thompson, another Colorado delegate affiliated with the effort, told CBS News that their group is called Free the Delegates 2016, and that they will launch a website on Sunday.
The anti-Trump campaign is trying to push a change to convention rules that would allow delegates to vote for a candidate of their choice. Doing so would allow them to pick someone other than Trump, who became the presumptive nominee in May after his last remaining opponents, Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race.
What is it about Cleveland and Republican party chaos? In 1964, William Scranton led the charge in Cleveland to dump Barry Goldwater, and it cost the GOP the election that year. Fast forward 52 years, and Cleveland is home to the dump Trump movement. As in 1964, this one is going to be quite ugly too. Whichever way it turns out, though, Republicans are screwed this year. Their best strategy at this point is to accept the inevitable, circle the wagons, take back the Senate in 2018 (They will lose it this year), and nominate a credible candidate in 2020. Or will it once again be rinse and repeat?
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