Who else is going to abandon GOP in protest if Donald Trump doesn't get the nomination?
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1,237 delegates constitutes a majority of the Republican delegates and is the required number for getting the nomination. So while Trump is the definite leader in delegates earned at this point he doesn't yet have a majority. He has a plurality (meaning he has more than anyone else). That's a crucial difference. There's no doubt that people in the GOP are concocting schemes to deny him the nomination any way they can. One way would be to repeal Rule 40 of the RNC convention rules. Under Rule 40 no candidate can receive the nomination unless they've won a majority of the popular vote in at least 8 states. Trump obviously meets this threshold as does Ted Cruz. But the GOP elites despise Cruz almost as much as they do Trump. If on the first day of the convention the rules committee repeals Rule 40 that will be a big signal that the power brokers will be trying to deny either Trump or Cruz the nomination and give it to someone who hasn't even run in the primaries. Of course if they do that there's going to be a major schism and a lot of people will jump ship.
Don't go democrat in protest, we need to get ANYONE but Clinton or Sanders into the white house in my opinion.
If the GOP decides that suicide is the best option for the party and they don't give the nomination to Trump, depending on how Trump responds I would either vote for whoever the nominee is, or vote for Trump anyway if he continues as a 3rd party candidate.
I don't see that happening though. Trump will get the nomination.
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