The “Delegate Stealing” Frenzy–Part 1

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The media is still hyping, for every state, the narrative that “Cruz is grabbing Trump Delegates”.

THIS IS A NON-STORY–IF YOU KNOW THE RULES AND PLAY THE GAME

The Republican voters who DO know the rules and play, or have played, the game, are very familiar with this. For the rest of the voters, PLEASE DON’T PANIC. THIS HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND EVERY CONVENTION. If anything, we are lucky at the moment, because states passed laws binding delegates.

In the past, THE LAST TIME DELEGATES WERE BOUND AT ALL WAS AT THE 1976 CONTESTED FORD/REAGAN CONVENTION.  I don’t generally cite Wikipedia, but that gives a decent account of the events at the convention. Other than that, Convention Delegates have always voted “their conscience”, or with the people–since the two usually went together.

Here is a good Q&A Regarding The Convention.

So, Where Are We, Then?

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