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New life for the Dump Trump movement — this time from the delegates

The Washington Post reports that some delegates are starting to scheme to unseat Trump as nominee


Justine Morris
June 18, 2016 1:28AM (UTC)

The movement to stop Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination has entered another phase. Now though, instead of pundits, it’s delegates, a.k.a the only people who have an actual say in what happens at the convention.

Interestingly, they don't have a candidate to take his place yet. Instead, they want to stop Trump now and pick a candidate later, reports say. In this way, it's kind of similar to the "plan" we saw at the end of the primary with John Kasich and Ted Cruz splitting the remaining states. The leader of this new movement, Kendal Unruh of Colorado, said in an interview with the Washington Post, “This literally is an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement.”

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Basically, the plan involves changing the rules of the convention so that delegates can vote for whomever they want. However, since these rules aren't already on the books, they have to be proposed a couple of days before the convention, and then the convention has to ratify it.

This will take a lot of coordination, made more difficult by the fact that the Republican National Committee may not release the full list of delegates, so Unruh and his co-conspirators (currently about 30 delegates) won’t even know who to try to recruit.

Read the whole report on The Washington Post


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