Cruz snaring Trump’s Arizona delegates

by DAVID M. DRUCKER  |  published on April 4, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz is out-hustling Donald Trump and looks set to ensure many Arizona delegates will defect to him in a convention floor fight.

The Texas senator, who ever since Iowa has played a stealthy ground game in contrast to Trump’s chaotic populism, is taking steps to snatch the Republican presidential nomination from The Donald at the convention in July.

The New York businessman easily won last month’s Arizona primary taking 47 percent to Cruz’s 25 percent, scooping up all 58 of the state’s delegates. That’s nearly 5 percent of the 1,237 Trump needs for the nomination, and they’re tied are to him on the first ballot.

But Cruz, exploiting deep opposition to Trump among grassroots Republicans, has been far more active in Arizona than Trump, insiders say. He’s recruiting candidates for the available 55 delegate slots, that along with the other three delegate positions filled by party leaders, would be allowed to vote for him in a multi-ballot contested convention.

  • ohmama

    Trumpsters get upset because Cruz has a superior ground game, which is what the candidates are supposed to be doing.

    • jemb

      The games not over…

    • AmericanBelle1

      ALL delegates are mandated to vote at least ONCE for the person who won the delegates. Most states require two, and some three, rounds of voting before a delegate can switch to a different candidate.

  • FredSlice

    Join the American Nazi Party and vote for Trump.

    Make America White Again.

    Execute Women Who Murder Their Babies.


  • Libya21

    Looks like the goons run the currently and the Supreme court’s “one person, one vote” thoughts are just one more form of corruption…because your vote does not count!

  • jemb

    The snake Cruz strikes again – wonder who’s teaching him the ropes?

  • kathy diamond

    How can this happen?? I said before and I’ll say it again, THE MAJOR PROBLEM IN THIS ELECTION ARE ” THE DELEGATES” why does anyone need Delegates?/ What ever happened to the ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE, AND THE ONE WITH THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF VOTERS WIN?? What the hell is going on??

    • ohmama

      Evidently you don’t understand how the primaries work and how the electoral college works. It was never designed to be about the popular vote.

    • jemb

      So much for WE THE PEOPLE…

      • ohmama

        No. Actually “we, the people” do not nominate the candidates by popular vote. The delegates do, and then we use the electoral college to vote for the candidates in the fall. We not elect by popular vote or mob rule.

  • gypsy314

    Nothing good can come from this non sense the voters again get s crewed and the chaos begins , mark my words a revolution maybe America only hope because America can not take another s crewing from democrats period. Prepare for the worst folks it is time the liberals spend some blood winner take all. It is sad America values and morals go down in flames because we have been sold out by rinos and democrats.

  • Philip Allen

    Again this is wrong the one with the most delegates after all the states have voted should be the nominee for President. If this is how the game is played I Will never vote Republican again. If this is how the game is played then why did I vote in the first place. All you voters that voted for Trump will be screwed if he has the most delegates and they nominate Ted Cruz. I hope if this happens there are riots in the street and it ends up destroying the Republican Party for good. The American Voter has been screwed by the GOP, Republican Party, and the Establishment Republican long enough. If they want to give the Democrats everything they want just like they have given Obama then why vote Republican in the first place? Need I Say More?

    • ohmama

      The 1237 delegate rule has always been there regarding the primaries. That is 50% of the 2474 total delegates available.

      If Trump gets the required 1237 delegates, then no problem, he gets the nomination.
      And no, we do not and never have elected our officials by “mob rule.”

      • AmericanBelle1

        Perhaps it’s time we started! Actually, that WILL happen if Cruz or anyone else tries to wrench delegates away from Trump. And if Trump has most of the votes, and the convention goes several rounds before handing it over to Cruz, that mob rule will be totally “unruly” and the GOP can bend over and kiss its collective ass goodbye.

      • slbush7

        I was disenfranchised (sp?) at the SD GOP convention because of the chair of the credentials committee. She did not like me and said I could not be a Senate Delegate but could be for the state. On the next convention on March 19 she did it to me again by preventing my name from being a State delegate in Texas. I support trump and this woman can do what ever the heck she wants. She is Marlene McMillan and she had a PHD in theology. Ya a real nice republican christian? I was a delegate in 2012 and I remember people coming forward to be delegates and we even voted on but I never had a vote for me at all. This rules crap is really crap, They don’t play fair. After the meeting ended people treated me like I had leprosy. Horrible experience. A Jim Sutton said that I treated McMillan wrong. Really? I called her Godzilla and that she was mean and controlling. 🙁

      • Philip Allen

        I don’t care how long it has been there…it still doesn’t make it right. People vote thinking their vote counts and that their vote will make a difference, but with this setup the voter can vote and the person who gets the majority can still lose. In turn the voter loses so it becomes a question as to why vote if your vote doesn’t count. The idea of voting is that the voter has a say in who’s elected but in this case the voter is robbed? Why vote if the voters vote doesn’t carry any weight or make a difference? Again I will rufse to ever vote Republican again as I will be wasting my time. If the elections are rigged then why vote? Elections are suppose to about the people or voters electing or leaders not about our leaders electing other leaders. Case in Point. The law has to be changed or the Republican Party will be no more. People will cease voting when they realize their vote doesn’t count or only dummies will vote. Need I Say More?

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