Cruz-Supporting Delegates Picked in Virginia District Trump Won

Source: NBC News | April 10, 2016 | Michelle Cho

Wytheville, VA — Despite Donald Trump winning Virginia on Super Tuesday, two of three delegates elected in the first district convention here are supporters of rival Ted Cruz — which could matter if a second ballot were to take place at the national convention.

In the 9th congressional district, Donald Trump took over 47 percent of the votes on Super Tuesday. In Virginia’s primary for this district, Ted Cruz won only about 19 percent of the votes.

GOP delegates from Virginia are required to vote as allocated by voters in the primary in the first ballot at the national convention, but are able to vote for whoever they choose in successive ballots.

In Virginia’s primary, Trump received 17 delegates, whereas Cruz had only received eight.


In Virginia, each of the 11 congressional districts elect three delegates up until the state convention, where 13 additional delegates are elected.

Virginia will send a grand total of 49 delegates to national convention, which includes 33 delegates from congressional districts, 13 delegates elected at the state convention, the state party chairman, and two national committee leaders.

Virginia’s next congressional district GOP convention will be held April 16 in Ashburn with its 10th congressional district.

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  • Consistent #4244

    ConstitutionalConservative #4248

    Cruz is exposing and taking advantage of all Trumps weaknesses, like every school yard bully Trump has many weaknesses most of them are easy picking for someone like Cruz who knows exactly what he doing.

    In question and answering you will often hear Cruz quote Sun Tzu here are a couple quotes I think very relevant to how Cruz is fighting this battle.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.

    Sun Tzu

    A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.

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