Two conservatives are warning of the GOP's plans to "steal" the nomination from Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMexican president told Trump he wouldn't pay for border wall: report National poll: Clinton edges Trump by 2 points The Trail 2016: Trump's big gamble MORE.
Stone, a political strategist and outspoken Trump supporter, and Martin, the president of conservative interest group Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum, wrote in a piece published Tuesday in Breitbart News that the party plans to take the nomination from Trump.
"None other than Karl Rove has insisted the stop-Trump effort is not too late and can succeed."
There have been many negative attack ads against Trump recently, the piece said, and some of his rivals have openly talked about a brokered convention.
"The New York Daily News reported that Barbara Bush has vowed revenge against Trump for ending the 'low energy' campaign of her son Jeb, the anointed one and that the Bush clan is all-in in the effort to stop Trump," they wrote.
"The News reported that Jeb may transfer the $25 to $30 million in SuperPAC funds he has left to an anti-Trump effort."
The plan, the piece said, is to have Trump fall just below the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination on the first ballot. So then, primary and caucus victories "would be unbound on a second ballot."
"Much in the way the RNC stacked the galleries with anti-Trump partisans in the last two debates, anti-Trump quislings are [to] be planted in various delegations that will be free to betray Trump on subsequent ballots," they wrote.
The piece called the Republican nomination process rigged.
"Surely the party pros know that a nomination wrenched from the hands of Donald Trump would be worthless but they don’t care. The ruling elite that has dominated the party would rather have globalist Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonNational poll: Clinton edges Trump by 2 points The Trail 2016: Trump's big gamble Five takeaways from Trump's Mexico trip MORE than the uncontrollable nationalist Donald Trump. The idea of a president not beholden to the ruling elite is more than they can stand," the piece said.
"There are many great aphorisms in politics but this one may be the key to who ends up President: he who knows the rules, rules. Right now, it’s Reince and the Racketeers who know them best. Beware Republicans: the big steal is coming."