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Trump Rails Against Cruz, Delegate Process in WSJ Op-Ed

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By    |   Friday, 15 Apr 2016 08:15 AM

GOP front-runner Donald Trump Friday took his fight against the election "system" to the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal with a blistering op-ed that both continued his arguments against the delegate methods used in Colorado and railed against his nearest rival, Ted Cruz.

"The political insiders have had their way for a long time," Trump said in the op-ed piece. "Let 2016 be remembered as the year the American people finally got theirs."

On April 9, Trump said, Colorado held its "election," but no voters were involved. Instead, delegates were chosen, and "a planned vote had been canceled. And 1 million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined."

And the result was "all too predictable," said Trump, as politicians defended the system and its rules.

"I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people," wrote Trump. Further, he said, political leaders made the choice to cancel Colorado's vote.

"The only antidote to decades of ruinous rule by a small handful of elites is a bold infusion of popular will," wrote Trump. "On every major issue affecting this country, the people are right and the governing elite are wrong. The elites are wrong on taxes, on the size of government, on trade, on immigration, on foreign policy."

Trump promised that if elected, he'll work on election policy reform with the Republican National Committee and GOP officials, adding to his list of other reform plans on "unfair trade, immigration, and economic policies that have also been rigged against Americans."

Meanwhile, Cruz, who won Colorado's delegates, has been "bragging" about the victory, said Trump.

"For a man who styles himself as a warrior against the establishment (you wouldn't know it from his list of donors and endorsers), you'd think he would be demanding a vote for Coloradans," said Trump. "Instead, Mr. Cruz is celebrating their disenfranchisement."

Cruz has "no democratic path" to being nominated, Trump said, as he has been "mathematically eliminated by the voters."

But Cruz loses when it comes states where voters cast ballots, and has won in only four primaries, including in his home state, Trump wrote.

"My campaign strategy is to win with the voters," said Trump. "Ted Cruz's campaign strategy is to win despite them."

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