Washington State GOP Convention Supports Cruz

The Washington state GOP convention backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this weekend.

The convention awarded 40 of the state’s 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention to Cruz, who dropped his presidential bid after losing the Indiana primary to Trump, The Seattle Times reported.

But the move is unlikely to change the delegate math in the Republican race. The delegates elected over the weekend are bound to vote according to the statewide results in the May 24 primary.

The state convention drew 1,600 state delegates for the process of electing 41 delegates to the national convention.

Even Trump’s state campaign chairman, state Sen. Don Benton (R), was not able to get a national delegate slot.

“The majority are taking a wait-and-see attitude” on Trump, said Saul Gamoran, Cruz’s state campaign chairman.

Many Republicans at the convention said they could not vote for Trump, while others declined to say whether they’d support him.

A former state GOP chairman, Chris Vance, who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate, said Thursday he doesn’t plan to support the party’s presumptive nominee.

“Do you think I enjoy this? Not supporting the nominee? It’s unpleasant,” Vance said.

2 thoughts on “Washington State GOP Convention Supports Cruz

  • May 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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    More craziness. How does Cruz get delegates when he dropped put of the race?

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  • May 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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    What these politicians in Washington state are are mostly followers of people like Cruz who wants to raise the H-1B numbers brought in to steal American Stem jobs you know the ones where you are being replaced and are told to you have to train your replacement. No to mention the fact that the state hands illegal aliens drivers licenses which they have been doing for the past 20 years. I have very little use for the politicians in this state. You can’t tell the difference between a democrat and a republican because they act so much alike. Didn’t the voters know that Cruz had dropped out of the race??????
    Why was he handed the the delegates??? I saw him on Fox News this morning and he was walking around in DC like he was headed to the White House what a creep.

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