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Breitbart: Trump Campaign Accuses Cruz Team of Delegate 'Attack' in Georgia

Breitbart: Trump Campaign Accuses Cruz Team of Delegate 'Attack' in Georgia
 

By    |   Sunday, 17 April 2016 07:25 PM

Donald Trump's campaign accuses the team for presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz of orchestrating an "attack" to secure delegates around Georgia – whose primary contest Trump won – ahead of the GOP national convention, Breitbart News reports

Cruz supporters Saturday were targeting delegates at district conventions who were pro-Trump, hoping to reverse their allegiance in the event of a contested convention, the outlet reports.

"Private backroom nominations committees producing 'recommended' slates, county delegations voting in blocs, floor motions made targeting our supporters," Trump national delegate director Brian Jack told Breitbart.

"This is the machine politics we read about in school, not the grassroots activism our campaign encourages."

The charge adds fuel to Trump's assertions that the nomination process is "rigged." 

Another Georgia campaign worker, Thomas Deen, told Breitbart the effort was evident in "all fourteen of our congressional districts."

"This was an attack," he added. "We’re not going to take it lying down."

Deen called the effort "pre-scripted, choreographed," adding, "It showed so clearly how the Cruz supporters were working with the established GOP committees. They put so much effort into it to make sure that this happened."

In an email sent out to Cruz's supporters, which Breitbart News posted, the Texas lawmaker urged people to "vote for Cruz supporters at the district convention who will be strong voices for Georgia at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland."

The Trump campaign noted all delegates for the front-runner are still bound to him on the first ballot.

“As for the selection of delegates, we did better than most expected in Georgia, earning a majority of supporters within our delegate slots," Jacks told Breitbart, saying the campaign is "optimistic about our prospects at the state convention in June, where we will ensure the people of Georgia’s voice and choice for president are heard, by sending supporters of Donald J. Trump to the Republican National Convention."

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