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More GOP Lawmakers OK Delegate 'Conscience Voting'

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Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 02:20 PM

Republicans are still split on whether convention delegates should stick to the script and opt for Donald Trump or vote their conscience — but several prominent party members are starting to endorse the latter choice, The Weekly Standard reports.

Advancing the renegade option even more is a push by delegates to create a "conscience clause" that could free them from having to vote for the billionaire real-estate tycoon on the first ballot, according to The Standard.

And that could spell big trouble for Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, whose controversial platform and take-no-prisoners delivery has fractured party unity.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have all suggested that delegates should vote the way they want to.

And Sen. John McCain of Arizona told The Standard: "I think it's up to every delegate to make up their own minds. I do not tell them what to do, I never have."

The Trump campaign is said to be working hard to stop defections.

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Republicans are still split on whether convention delegates should stick to the script and opt for Donald Trump or vote their conscience Trump - but several prominent party members are starting to endorse the latter choice, The Weekly Standard reports.
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