The knives are out to sabotage Donald Trump’s nomination, defying the wishes of the record number of Republican primary voters who chose him.
Pols who backed losing candidate Ted Cruz are mounting a sour-grapes campaign to rig the Republican National Convention rules. Their goal is to deny Trump the nomination. Meanwhile, in Virginia, a state where Trump came in first in the primary, a lawsuit filed Friday by an anti-Trump pol claims he and fellow delegates should be free to ignore the voters and follow their own “conscience” when they choose a nominee at the Convention.
Be prepared for more whining and skullduggery ahead, as an embittered minority of Republican insiders tries to derail Trump’s unorthodox candidacy.
This unsavory drama will play out between now and the Convention’s start on July 18.
The sour-grapes contingent is quietly trying to persuade convention rule makers to turn the balloting for presidential nominee into a free-for-all, never mind the will of voters back home. The plotters hope to dump Trump and slip in another candidate. It could be distant second place finisher Cruz — who still refuses to endorse Trump — or also-ran John Kasich, not to mention a warmed over Mitt Romney.