Trump flops in Arizona delegate fight

Source: Politico | April 30, 2016 | Kyle Cheney

The GOP front-runner flashed more strength than ever in the shadow primary — but still suffered stinging defeats.

Donald Trump’s campaign got burned again Saturday in the hunt for loyal delegates to the Republican national convention — this time on turf where he’d recently trounced his rivals in primary elections.

Though the mogul’s campaign showed more muscle than ever in this shadow primary, he walked away in defeat in Arizona — losing about 40 of the 55 delegate slots that were up for grabs on the day. That’s despite a dominant primary win there on March 22 and a furious attempt by supporters to guarantee the election of allies to the national convention.

Instead, it was Ted Cruz who emerged with the bulk of support from the state’s delegates. Though all of Arizona’s delegates are bound to vote for Trump on the first vote at the national convention, most are likely to flip to Cruz if Trump is unable to clinch the nomination.

And Cruz wasn’t done racking up victories on Trump’s turf. In Virginia, where Trump beat Cruz by a two-to-one margin in a March 1 primary, Cruz’s forces captured at least 10 of the 13 delegates on the ballot. The Texas senator won 18 of 24 delegates in local Missouri conventions, even though Trump won that state on primary day as well.


Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Discussion
  • Consistent #5583


    EVERYDAY #5584

    Not a problem for Trump. He is just having his minions saturate social media with the usual meme that Ted Cruz stole the delegates and that Arizonans’ voting rights were violated

    ConstitutionalConservative #5586

    Trumpertantrum in 3… 2… 1

    Liar, Thief, Cheater, Washington Insider et al, he thinks it still works, if it worked he wouldn’t be losing everywhere he thought he was a winner. Cruz is playing chess while Trump is playing checkers and has yet to figure why his checkers can’t capture, yeah Donald the rules are a bit different.

    CA Surveyor #5600

    As I’ve said so many times before, For every pro-Trump vote, there are at least two anti-Trump votes.

    How do you win a general election when the deck is stacked 2:1 against you in your own party?

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.