Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trump Backers at AZGOP Convention Needs to Get Their Britches Out of A Bunch

Before you go off half cocked and sue the AZGOP because you feel cheated or got your feelings hurt because you weren't elected look at the facts.
In the long run it won't make a hill of beans. The AZ delegates on the 1st ballot have to vote at the National convention based on who won the Arizona primary and that was Trump. Only way it may make a difference if it goes to a 2nd ballot. And the way it's shaking out Trump will have the delegates on the 1st ballot. A substantial win in Indiana and California will put him very close and he's polling very well in the remaining states.
 According to 2016 Delegate Tracker Trump’s delegate count is 996
According to other reports it’s 1002 delegates
He needs 1237 to avoid a contested convention.
Using the 996 he needs 241 more delegates using 1002 he needs 235 more delegates
The remaining states that haven’t vote has a total of 571 delegates up for the taking.
Its estimated Trump will receive 291 of the remaining 571 delegates.
Using the existing number of 996 +291 =1287
Using the reported number of 1002 +291= 1293
I’m predicting he will have between 1245-1293 going into the convention.

This little ole' Texan predicts 1245-1293 delegates going into convention. There are predictions as high as 1400.
Trump-Backers-Yell-Foul-Over-Loss-At-Arizona-GOP-Convention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, losing her first election in 35 years, angrily yelled “I got cheated — I got Read the full story
AZGOP Graham Commits Trump-Train Robbery At State Convention  Every Trump supporter knew it was coming.  Trump campaign manager, Charles Munoz, was all too cozy with Robert Graham, a known Anyone but Trump fan.  No one understood just how corrupt the pair would be at this convention. It all started at 7am when the Trump campaign arrived at the Convention Center to find that their Trump slate was actually packed with Cruz supporters.  Upon inquiring how this could happen, we were told the Trump campaign signed off on a completely different slate and gave it to R Graham to print.  Lists don't change themselves so it seemed clear that Graham had changed the slate after it was signed off on by the Trump camp.  With the help of Munoz??  Hmmm. One  entire Congressional District was Cruz supporters masquerading on the Trump slate!
Trump-Campaign-Irate-Over-Defeat-Arizona-Delegate-Vote    Donald Trump's Arizona supporters threatened Saturday to challenge the results of delegate voting at the state Republican convention, after Ted Cruz's team locked up most of the delegates to the party's national convention in Cleveland. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit immediately announced the campaign of the Republican presidential front-runner was unhappy with the Arizona Republican Party's "new electronic system" used to select 28 at-large delegates and alternates, a process that was marred by technical glitches.

Cruz-Wins-Delegate-Tug-Of-War-At-Arizona-Convention Delegates backing Donald Trump left the state Republican convention on Saturday evening feeling betrayed.The candidate’s Arizona campaign chair, Jeff DeWit, went a step further, telling reporters the billionaire would sue to force a new election of delegates for the national GOP convention in July.DeWit was visibly upset just minutes before Arizona Republican Party officials released results of an electronic vote to elect 28 at-large delegates to the convention from a pool of 800 candidates. By his count, only two of the candidates his campaign backed were going to Cleveland — with the rest supporting Trump’s rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.