The American Electoral Process is Disposable and An Exercise in Futility
Never-Trump Republicans Start To Make Last-Ditch Plans For Cleveland
Trump’s disastrous week has gotten anti-Trump Republicans talking again about ways to stop him. “The momentum seems to be on the side of fixing this in Cleveland. The last 3 days has been active, based on the past 3 weeks of what it’s like for him to be presumptive nominee.”
One of the principal ideas being discussed would be to find a way to make delegates free to vote for whomever they choose. The RNC’s Rules Committee, which has 112 members, meets before the convention starts, and they could in theory hold a vote to unbind the delegates.
“I would say if you have a candidate or two candidates who step forward, Donald Trump will not be the nominee,” Spiker said.
(Spiker also proposed another route, which is delegates abstaining.)
In a post on Medium on Wednesday, Never Trump PAC strategist Rory Cooper wrote that there needs to be a “mechanism” by which delegates can vote for an alternative.
“The Rules Committee have it within their power to install a mechanism whereas if a potential nominee crosses a line or embarrasses the party to an extraordinary degree, delegates can vote for an alternative candidate,” Cooper wrote. “Many in the party believe Trump has already crossed that Rubicon.”
ALL I CAN SAY IS, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAD BETTER NOT GIVE ME A LARGE BLACK COFFEE WITH A LOT OF GAY-ASSED SUGAR.