Tags: Trump Administration | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | reince priebus | defends | majority | delegate

Priebus Doubles Down on Delegate Rules Amid Trump's Attacks

Image: Priebus Doubles Down on Delegate Rules Amid Trump's Attacks
 Reince Priebus (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 07:13 PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Wedensday doubled down on Donald Trump's attacks on the party's delegate process, saying that "you have to have a majority of the delegates" — and that rule is not going to change.

"He has a plurality of the votes, of the actual vote count, but you have to have a majority of the delegates," Priebus told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "That's what the rule is.

"I'm sorry I can't change the concept of a majority in the United States of America, nor would I want to," he said.

Trump has been bashing Priebus and the GOP delegate process since an embarrassing loss Saturday to rival Ted Cruz in Colorado via a process in which 34 delegates were awarded through a state party convention. No primary or statewide caucus was held.

The developer currently has 743 delegates, compared with 545 for Cruz and 142 for John Kasich.

To win the nomination, a candidate must have 1,237 delegates before reaching the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

"Donald Trump has a lot more delegates," Priebus told Blitzer. "He got a lot more votes and has a lot more delegates.

"At the end of the day, you need a majority of delegates on the floor of the convention in order to be the nominee.

"The point is you have to have a majority," he reiterated. "We have never had a nominee of our party that didn't have a majority. We've never had a president that didn't have a majority of the Electoral College.

"I don't know what's so complicated about a majority in the United States of America when our country was founded on the concept of a majority.

"There's not going to be any bending whatsoever on that rule."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Wedensday doubled down on Donald Trump's attacks on the party's delegate process, saying that you have to have a majority of the delegates - and that rule is not going to change. He has a plurality of the votes, of...
reince priebus, defends, majority, delegate, count, trump, complains
293
2016-13-13
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 07:13 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved