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Old 03-09-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Hmm. Maybe Rule 40 will mean that Trump is the only candidate that can be nominated no matter the number of delegates. As rule now stands, if candidate doesn't meet this requirement, they can't be nominated.

Trump now has 7 of the 8 states needed to meet requirement to be considered for nomination for the GOP presidential candidate.
  • South Carolina - 50 of 50
  • Alabama - 36 of 50
  • Georgia - 46 of 76
  • Massachusetts - 22 of 42
  • Tennessee - 33 of 58
  • Hawaii - 10 of 19
  • Mississippi - 24 of 40
Trump should easily score the 8th state on the 15th.

On the other hand, Cruz only has 4 states. He is unlikely to win a majority in 4 more states.
Rubio only has 1 and that's only if Puerto Rico is counted as a state.
From what I read, that number of states, 8, is temporary, and they can, and may, change that number.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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They're going to change the rules this year:the winner in Minnesota automaticly wins the nomination....therefore its over and Marco Rubio is the nominee!!!!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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Read what it says. Those rules expire a day before the convention starts, which means they can vote to move that threshold at the convention. Trump could get the majority of delegates in 49 states and they could vote to change the threshold to 50 states at the convention and block Trump's nomination. He's not going to win, keep dreaming.
Can't wait until we can all laugh at you when he gets the nomination
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:59 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Interesting ...

the last time the GOP had a brokered convention was 1948 and they picked Dewey - he lost.

the last time the Democratic Party had a brokered convention was 1952 and they picked Stevenson - he lost.

Nominees coming out of contested conventions do not have a good track record of winning.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:09 AM
 
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Interesting ...

the last time the GOP had a brokered convention was 1948 and they picked Dewey - he lost.

the last time the Democratic Party had a brokered convention was 1952 and they picked Stevenson - he lost.

Nominees coming out of contested conventions do not have a good track record of winning.
Yes indeed. In 2016 establishment does not want Bernie or Trump. DNC rules mean Bernie won't be nominated. RNC rules are to be determined.
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