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Kasich to Delegates: Use 'Conscience' When Voting

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016 05:58 PM

Gov. John Kasich thinks convention delegates should examine their "consciences" and decide whether to support the presumptive nominee.

The Ohio governor so far hasn't lived up to a pledge he made as a GOP presidential primary candidate to support the party's nominee — and says delegates bound to Trump will have to decide for themselves if they'll abide by rules, the Washington Post reports

"They have to weigh their responsibilities against their consciences and then make a decision about what they want to do," he said.

"I will not and do not want to be a disruptive force," he added, referring to a revolt some anti-Trump delegates hope to pull off at the convention in Cleveland. "Donald Trump won. It's his party and his convention."

He also tells the Post he doesn't see how his advice about delegates examining their consciences is throwing fuel on the fire of an anti-Trump movement.

"I don't see that designed to create any sort of disruption," he said of his remark. "That is not where I am. I'm a happy man."

Though he's host governor during the GOP convention week, Kasich tells the Post he's got no plans to participate — and short of a miracle transformation by Trump, isn't likely to endorse him.

"Probably not," he tells the Post. "Unless I see a Saul-to-Paul transformation on the road to Damascus, I don't see it happening. . . . I may still support him, but I'm going to have to see changes."

Meanwhile, Kasich's "suspended-but-still-kicking" Kasich for America campaign is emailing supporters to remind them of the governor's strong showing against Hillary Clinton in an NBC News poll released Tuesday, according to U.S. News and World Report

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