Did Trump Just Cost Himself South Carolina’s Fifty Delegates?

Remember that loyalty oath Donald Trump signed promising to support the Republican nominee no matter what? On Tuesday night, Trump told CNN he was reneging on that promise because he “has been treated very unfairly.” That reversal could have serious electoral consequences. Zeke Miller from Time reports: Donald Trump’s announcement that he no longer stands by a pledge to support the GOP has thrown his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates in doubt. The Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the

Could the GOP Nominate Paul Ryan for President? (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. [A Paul Ryan nomination] would completely destroy the Republican Party. The problem is that the voters have sent a very strong signal, consistently in this election, that they want somebody who is outside the normal politics. Seventy percent of voters say that when it’s asked as an abstract question, and seventy percent of voters almost consistently since June have picked Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, who are candidates outside the establishment of the Republican Party. And

New Polls: GOP Opposition to Trump Crumbling

Although the Republican Party’s nomination of Donald Trump is no sure thing just yet, two new national polls suggest that the rest of the primary process may be little more than a formality at this point. According to a Quinnipiac survey, Trump leads the three-man GOP field with 43 percent of the vote, with Ted Cruz and John Kasich trailing with 29 percent and 18 percent, respectively. And while Cruz’s and Kasich’s votes would combine to defeat Trump, head-to-head polling suggests that neither would be able to do so in a two-man race. When matched up against Trump, Cruz loses

Might Cruz and Kasich Form a Ticket?

Political analysts disagree on whether it is more likely Donald Trump will arrive at the Republican convention in July with a 1,237 delegate majority or whether no candidate will have the majority and the convention will be contested. The Dallas Morning News reports that for Trump to get 1,237, he needs to win 60 percent of the remaining delegates in upcoming races starting with Utah and Arizona next week. For Ted Cruz to get 1,237, he would need to win 87 percent of the remaining delegates. And for John Kasich to get 1,237, he would need to win 116 percent of the

Will an Obscure GOP Rule Ensure No One Can Beat Trump?

An article in RedState by RNC committeeman Morton Blackwell has garnered some attention recently in highlighting a little-known rule instituted in 2012 regarding the Republican nomination process. Rule 40(b) of The Rules of the Republican Party, while originally enacted to tamper down on dissent from Mitt Romney’s nomination in 2012, may actually end up making it difficult for any Republican candidates to defeat Donald Trump, even if he does not win an outright majority of delegates prior to the party’s national convention. First, some background from Blackwell: … A greater number of people have recently learned that, as the national

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