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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

McConnell "optimistic" convention goes to a second ballot

"Corruptus in Extremis"

---- Kentucky voted for The Donald but yet again we see "delegates" appointed by the party who do not support the winner of an election. A total bullshit system if ever there was one.

(NBC News)  -  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that he is "optimistic" that the Republican National Convention in July will need a second ballot to decide the party's nominee.
Since Donald Trump is well ahead among pledged delegates and likely the only GOP candidate who could win the nomination on the first ballot, the Kentucky Republican's enthusiasm about a second vote suggests he does not favor Trump.
"We're going to follow the rules of the convention," McConnell told Louisville's ABC affiliate WHAS. "When a nominee gets to 1,237, he will actually be the candidate. If he doesn't, there will be a second ballot. 60 percent of the delegates who are bound on the first ballot will be free to do whatever they want on the second ballot."
He added, "I'm increasingly optimistic that there will actually be a second ballot."
But McConnell, in his remarks, is taking the view of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Cruz and other Republicans who have argued that the delegates can choose whichever candidate they like if they are not bound by state law. The delegates, these Republicans say, specifically pick the nominee.
McConnell has said that he could be one of Kentucky's delegates to the RNC himself.
And McConnell's stance is particularly significant because of his status as both a key Republican leader and as a person from a state that Trump won.

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