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Politico: RNC Official Meets With Conservatives, Talks Open Convention

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By    |   Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016 06:35 PM

A top-ranking official at the Republican National Committee reportedly met with conservative leaders regarding the rules of an open convention as the movement to prevent Donald Trump from earning the nomination presses on.

Politico reports that Sean Cairncross, the COO of the RNC, spoke with people affiliated with three right-leaning groups on Wednesday. Several of the attendees are looking for ways to nominate someone other than Trump to represent the party in the November presidential election.

Politico reports that Cairncross explained the process of an open convention, adding details about how each state's delegates participate.

Representatives from Club for Growth, which endorsed Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for president this week, were at the meeting, according to the report.

The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 18-21 in Cleveland.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said last week the chances are growing that the nomination could be anyone's, even if Trump has the most delegates from the primary season.

During an appearance on ABC News' "This Week" last weekend, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said an open convention could happen.

"I think it's possible and we're preparing for that possibility. And I think it's my job is to be as open and transparent as I possibly can be," Priebus said. "That's why I'm trying to get out there on the convention a lot, out in the media and talk about what the rules are and what they're not and take the mystery away from what an open convention looks like because it really is pretty simple stuff."

Trump recently warned of "riots" if he loses the nomination.

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