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Republican Efforts to Block Trump Gaining Steam

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 10:19 AM

As perceptions continue that Donald Trump's presidential campaign is floundering and disorganized, the movement to deny the real estate mogul the nomination at the Republican National Convention has grown stronger, Politico reports.

Party insiders who had been skeptical of the anti-Trump movement's ability are now more convinced that the rebel delegates will mount a serious challenge.

Their chances have been buoyed by Trump's poor poll results recently against Democrat Hillary Clinton, as well as his dismal fundraising efforts and disarray among the campaign staff.

The stop-Trump campaign picked up a key ally this week, New York Magazine reports, when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who endorsed Trump after he secured the nomination but then changed his mind after the candidate's controversial comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, now says he backs the attempt to allow delegates to unbind themselves at the convention if they feel a moral aversion to the candidate they're supposed to support.

According to reports, this is a crucial part of the plan to stop Trump.

Walker's support comes on the heels of two conference calls in the past week to coordinate the efforts against Trump, including one on Sunday in which a thousand Republicans participated, including more than 250 delegates, The Hill reported. Another call is scheduled for this weekend.

However, even with the momentum and increased optimism, the entire effort is still seen as a long shot at best.

Politico reports that there have been no endorsements by any big-name elected officials or Republican donors that could bring more credibility to the cause.

And the Republican National Committee has completely dismissed the anti-Trump movement, with spokesman Sean Spicer saying in a tweet that "All of the discussion about the RNC Rules Committee acting to undermine the presumptive nominee is silly. There is no organized effort, strategy or leader of this so-called movement. It is nothing more than a media creation and a series of tweets."
Another obstacle reportedly bogging down the anti-Trump efforts is the inability to agree on who should be the nominee in his place, which makes developing strategies on how to stop the real estate mogul all the more complicated.

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As perceptions continue that Donald Trump's presidential campaign is floundering and disorganized, the movement to deny the real estate mogul the nomination at the Republican National Convention has grown stronger, Politico reports.
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