GOP Official: We Choose The Nominee, Not The Voters

GOP official openly admits that the voters don’t choose the nominee.  

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A Republican convention rules member and delegate revealed to CNBC today that political parties, not the American people, choose presidential nominees.

“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” show.

The unbound GOP delegate even questioned why caucuses and primaries are held, meaning that elections are nothing more than popularity contests where the winner is ultimately decided by party elites.  Haugland is one of 112 Republican delegates who are unbound to a single candidate, making it possible for him to choose whoever he wants at the Republican convention.

Delegates like Haugland could pledge themselves to someone like Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney should the establishment pursue a brokered convention.  As it stands, Donald Trump is the only candidate eligible to win the nomination due to a 2012 rule, designed at the time to stop Ron Paul, stating that the eventual nominee must win at least eight states.

However, Haugland has already proposed a rule change which would allow any candidate who earns at least one delegate to be nominated.

Trump responded to rumors of a brokered convention by warning about the possiblility of civil unrest as a result of the Republican establishment stealing victory from him and his supporters.

Regardless of the repercussions, which could be severe, the elites seem poised and ready to snatch the nomination from Trump should he fail to amass the required 1237 delegate threshold to clinch it.  The real estate mogul is currently on course to reach that number – but needs close to 60% of the remaining delegates to hit it.

 

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  • oldgringo

    I would like to see the Donald hit the 1237 delegate lead to win the nomination…but I fear it will not happen…not that I’m a great Trump fan but I am thoroughly disgusted with the Republican establishment and their continued conniving to knock Donald Trump off his populace winning streak…I would even be content if Cruz were to win the nomination…We the people have thought the Republican establishment would be the last to corrupt the political nomination system with brokered conventions…not much difference than the Democrats and their super-delegates…Let’s face it folks we have been had by both political parties…our votes don’t count unless our votes meet with approval of the respective establishments…either party chooses who will run and who will not and they have ways to weed out those they don’t…The Republican establishment has committed Kasich to stay in the fight even though he has the lowest points in comparison to Trump and Cruz…I fear the fix is in for Kasich…the Republican establishment were more than sure that Kasich would take his home state…Kasich will continue with the Republican establishment’s support to rob delegates from both Trump and Cruz merely by staying in the race… thereby prohibiting either candidate from attaining the 1237 delegates needed to win the nomination…Kasich has been given the opportunity to insure neither candidate obtains the required number of delegates to win…This is the Republican’s plan to oust Trump and Cruz from winning the nomination…thus giving the nomination to Kasich or Jeb Bush if they so chose…Are Republican voters in agreement with such brokered political shenanigans?…not I.

    • JimH

      Nor I, Sir. From my perception of the Constitution per the 10th, 14th section 2, 15th, and 19th Amendments, all citizen votes are counted and enforced by Legislature, of the majority of the people’s choice. It is forbidden for them to deny or prohibit the citizens votes. Therefore also forbidden to change the will of the people.
      I myself would prefer TRUMP over the career politicians, as the establishment has shown too much corruption and malice to the people and this Great Country!