On a conference call Sunday night that is reported to have included approximately 1,000 Republicans nationwide, “several hundred” GOP delegates are planning to dump bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump at the Republican Party National Convention and replace him with a candidate who actually has a chance of defeating scandal-plagued, corrupt Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The group, calling itself “Free The Delegates,” is quickly gaining support as Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue to be in a free fall against the also highly unpopular Clinton, who is facing a possible indictment for placing national security secrets on a private email server that could be easily accessed by enemies of America.
The Washington Post reported Sunday evening that the group planning the delegate revolt is organizing to raise money for a possible “legal defense fund” against the liberal New York billionaire:
Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention.
Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they now count several hundred delegates and alternates as part of their campaign.
“As we carefully consider not only the presidential nominee but the rules of the convention, the platform of the Republican Party and the vice presidential nominee, remember that this is true reality TV – it is not entertainment,” Regina Thomson, co-founder of the group now calling itself “Free the Delegates,” said Sunday night.
The group is led by convention delegates seeking to block Trump at the GOP convention next month in Cleveland by changing party rules so that they can vote however they want — instead of in line with the results of state caucuses and primaries. It is quickly emerging as the most organized effort to stop Trump and coincides with his declining poll numbers.
Donald Trump, no legal expert, called the plan “totally illegal.” However, Kendal Unruh, one of the Free The Delegates leaders who sits on the convention rules committee, begged to strongly differ.
In an interview with MSNBC, on Friday, before the call took place, Unruh said that it’s actually illegal to bind delegates to vote in any way that violates their conscience, educating host Joy Reid that the United States, despite a generation of brainwashing in the public schools, is not a democracy, or mob rule, but is a representative republic.
Kendal Unruh, a high school government teacher from Colorado, told Reid that there were two prior Supreme Court cases and “two hundred historical precedents” that have made the case that binding delegates is technically unconstitutional.
“It’s actually illegal to bind a delegate and there have been two Supreme Court cases and there have been two hundred historical precedents that have made the case. And out of a 136-year history of the Republican Party, there has only been one convention, in 1976, between Ford and Reagan, where the delegates were truly bound.”
And we all know that worked out. Republicans made the historic mistake of nominating RINO Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan and Ford went on to get crushed by Jimmy Carter.
Donald Trump on Saturday said that he believed the effort to ditch him was a “hoax,” while RNC Chief Strategist said that the “so-called movement” was “nothing more than a media correction and a series of tweets.”
On Sunday, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that he would never expect a delegate to vote in a way that violates their conscience, which could be construed as a wink-and-nod approval of the effort to oust Trump.
The group claims to not necessarily be behind any specific candidate at this time but is organizing for “anybody but Trump.”