GOP leaders kill plan by anti-Trump movement to unbind delegates’ votes

July 15, 2016

A committee at the Republican National Convention defeated the effort by anti-Donald Trump conservatives to derail the presumptive GOP nominee’s drive to secure the party’s nomination, voting late Thursday to rebuff their plans to let delegates vote for any candidate they’d like.

Party officials used a voice vote to reject a proposal by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh to let delegates “cast a vote of conscience” and abandon the candidate they had been committed too through the state primaries or caucuses.

The amendment became a focal point of furious lobbying that’s pitted the so-called Never Trump movement against Trump’s campaign and top leaders of the Republican Party. On a 112-member rules panel dominated by party and Trump loyalists, the outcome was expected.

Unruh expected to collect signatures from 28 members to bring a vote to unbind the delegates on the convention floor in Cleveland next week. However, she was only able to collect 21.

She encountered overwhelming opposition from delegates arguing that it would be unthinkable for the party to abandon Trump after he overwhelmingly won GOP primaries and caucuses and garnered more than 13 million votes.

13 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • texexpatriate says:

    We need to know who these anti-Trump people are—all of them. Anyone who would even consider allowing Democrats to win the election and appoint a majority of Supreme Court judges needs to be in prison or a looney bin. Oh, yes, one is George Will, a gold-plated phony as a patriot.

  • louann says:

    No trump ? Really ? Corrupt idiots. After Paris truck runs over
    children / women / men.? Shoot trump ? Really?
    liar hillary/ liar Obama / liar L. Lynch / Paul Ryan / mitt R thinks
    he’s god?/ bushes betrayal / supreme court
    mental case / 8 years of hell. / have the donkeys helped any American?
    what’s next legalize men and little girl sex? Animal sex?
    legalized beating of women ? Cut off arms for theft ?
    cutting off heads for all but Islam ? Thanks Obama and Hillary !
    like commonsense people are going to say ok? Globalist are not for
    us . Ask germany/ Brussels / sweden/ paris/ UK. BLACK CLOUD OF

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Never Trump e/GOP RINO coup leaders failed again.

    But…………They have more back up plans.

    GOP Establishment’s Rick Wilson: Donor Class Must ‘Put a Bullet in Donald Trump’ – by TONY LEE28 Oct 2015

    On Tuesday evening, establishment Republican consultant Rick Wilson said the GOP establishment donor class must find a way to “put a bullet” in GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

    In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Wilson conceded that “Trump is still a very powerful force right now” because he appeals to part of the of the conservative base that Wilson said was activated by his “nativist” message. Wilson insisted that the donor class “can’t just sit back on the sidelines and say, ‘oh well, don’t worry, this will all work itself out.’”

    “They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump,” Wilson said. “And that’s a fact.”

  • Richard Bagenstose says:

    what the gop finaly getting there shit together, it’s about time, the only ones who support hillary are the ones who want the insanity to continue

  • justinwachin says:

    Perhaps this delegate should step aside and let someone else represent the voters from her state. I’m tired of seeing people who think they have the right to override the wishes of the voters.

  • TeaPartyPatriot says:

    There was a “jesse unruh” in California that accumulated and collected at least 7 state pensions while he ran for Governor his bumper sticker read “ASk – Ol – Unruh” say it fast and drop the k is ASK You get ASS OL UNRUH and it looks like the colorado unruh inherited jesse’s stupidity.

  • Walter Flatt says:



    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET. GOOGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES, IT COVERS, SEX PARTIES, COKE SNORTING, MURDER, MONEY LAUNDREY , DOPE RUNNING, UNDERAGE SEX, AND A LOT OF OTHER THINGS. IT IS 1 1/2 HOURS LONG BUT WORTH YOUR TIME REGARDLESS OF THE PARTY. ALSO, THERE IS A LAW PASSED IN 1952 BANNING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THE USA, JEFFERSON ALSO BANNED THEM 200 YEARS AGO.KOREAN WAR VET, 51/53. DONT JUST LIKE MY POST, SEND IT TO ALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTIVES. ISALAM was banned from the USA in 1952 (BEFORE THIS, JEFFERSON BANNED THEM 200 YEARS AGO) but Obama doesn’t want you to know that Nor does he respect or Up Hold Us law the immigration and nationality Act past June 27th 1952 revised the laws leading to immigration Naturalization and nationality for the United States. That act which became Public Law 414 established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers one in particular found in Chapter 2 section 2 1 2 is the prohibition of Entry to the US if the alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by force violence or other unconstitutional means. This by its very definition rules out Islamic immigration to the United States. This law is being ignored by the White House. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran Sharia law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam which is antithetical to the US government , the Constitution , and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principle subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the politically correct crowd would say that islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the us because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states the aliens who are affiliated with any organization that Advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibitedMUSLIMS WAS BANNED FROM THIS COUNTRY BY JEFFERSON 200 YEARS AGO AND A LAW WAS PASSED AND IS STILL ON THE BOOKS BARRING ALL MUSLIMS IN 1952, NOW INFORCE ITALL YOU IDIOTS THAT BELIEVE OTHERWISE, READ THE QURAN, THEIR BIBLE AND GREASE YOUR BULLETS WITH HOG LAIRD OR, PIGS BLOOD.PEOPLE KILED IN CALIFORNIA, TENNESSEE, COLO. FLA. & TEXAS HOW MANY MORE BEFORE WE START DESTROYING THEIR MOSQUES, PICKING THEM UP AND SHIPPING THEM OUT OF THIS COUNTRY? RISE UP AMERICA, THEY HAVE BROUGHT THE WAR TO US NOW. THIS IS GOING ON AND ON AS YOU READ THIS. GET READY, IT IS COMING TO YOU.16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon Bombing resulted in 4 Innocent people, (including a child) being killed and 264 people injured by Muslim males.15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – a Muslim male. (Plus two other American journalists who were just recently beheaded ).14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim men, women and children. Shootin, blowing themselves up, knives, etc. they are out to kill all who will not convert to them. 12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.10. In 1988, PanAm Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.6. During the 1980 ‘s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.4. In 1973, a PanAm 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.3. In 1972, a PanAm 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing it was blown up by Muslim males.2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male. 47 years since 1968 and this just keeps going on and on. These events are actual events from history. THEY REALLY HAPPENED AND IS STILL GOING ON TODAY TRUMPS RIGHT AGAIN.Reflecting : A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Pause a moment and reflect back. If these battles had not been won, we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non-existent; Judaism certainly would not exist.This crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of the politicians don’t even know it. In 1683 A.D. the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies. In 1571 A.D. the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.In 732 A.D. the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.BELOW IS WHAT OUR PEACUFUL MUSLIMS HAVE DONE. THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CAPTURE THE WORLD SINCE MOHAMMED WAS KILLED BY A WOMAN.HILLIARY HAS TAKEN OVER 150 MILLION FROM MUSLIMS AND OBAMA HAS SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM, SAID HE WAS BORN IN KENYON, NOT THE USA, OR HAWAII, AND SENT 150 BILLION TO IRAN, SO COULD THEY HAVE SET US UP TO BE INVADED BY MUSLIMS.

    1. CharlieSeattle says:

      1965 revision to the Immigration and Nationality Act removed those restrictions.

      Try to keep up!

  • American Me says:

    What a disgrace these Never Trump people are.This election will determine the future of our country.I just don’t get what their problem is.Personally I think Trump will be a very good President.But even if he isn’t he will be better than Hildabeast or Obama has been.We must all come together and make this happen.I am very disappointed with those former Presidents, Senators and others who say they will not attend the Convention.I guess they are finally showing their True colors of RINO’s…….

    1. SDofAZ says:

      They are whiners and complainers since the candidate they backed did not win. Glad the GOP did the right thing!

  • GrizzMann says:

    Republicans, trying to imitate Democrats.

    1. otoman says:

      Not “trying to imitate democrats”. They ARE RINO’s! They are democrats!

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        They belong to the bilderberg’s too!!

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