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Dick Morris: Super Tuesday May Determine Brokered Convention

 

By    |   Monday, 29 Feb 2016 07:08 PM

The results of the 11 states voting in the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries may well determine whether Republicans end up with a brokered convention, political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV.

If front-runner Donald Trump does not perform as well as expected in the 11 states voting on Tuesday there will be no brokered convention, another candidate will beat him before then, Morris said Monday on "Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered."

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Also, if there is an overwhelmingly tipping point between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz where one does well and the other fades, it will become a de facto two-way race between the one of them and Trump, and, again, there won't be a brokered convention.

However, if Trump underperforms and Rubio and Cruz both essentially tie, a brokered convention may be required.

"Now if that happens, Rubio and Cruz get together and divide the map up between them," Morris said. "Cruz says 'I won't go into Florida. You have that Marco. You run Florida and try to beat Trump.' It's a winner-take-all primary. In Ohio, they say 'Kasich, you take care of Ohio. We won't go in and bother you there.' That's also winner-take-all."

Meanwhile, New Jersey might be Cruz's shot as a winner-take-all, he added.

If Trump wins overwhelmingly the Republican Party likely will "suck it up and accept Donald Trump as the nominee," Morris said. "There'll be a lot of people that won't support him, there will be some people bolting to Hillary."

But Morris said he believes that in addition to his home state of Texas, Cruz may win Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia or Tennessee and that Cruz or Rubio may carry Minnesota.

Should that happen, he said, "I don't think anyone would be able to get a majority, and I don't think anybody will pull out, and … that could cause a brokered convention."

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton will carry every state, and the race will be essentially over, he said.

"Sanders just could not keep his momentum up after New Hampshire," he said. "It was the South Carolina defeat, it just took all the steam out of him even though it shouldn't have."

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