Scott Walker: Convention delegates should vote 'as they see fit'
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Former Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker wants the Republican National Convention delegates to be allowed to "vote the way they see fit" and not be forced to cast a vote for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE.  

"I think historically, not just this year, delegates are and should be able to vote the way they see fit," the Wisconsin governor told the Associated Press Tuesday during an official event in his state.
 
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As a convention delegate, Walker is bound to vote for Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg Cruz: Trump should nominate a Supreme Court justice next week Renewed focus on Trump's Supreme Court list after Ginsburg's death MORE, who beat Trump in Wisconsin's primary. But while he added he would follow those rules, he floated the possibility that convention delegates could change the rules and free the delegates from their commitments. That move would plunge the convention into chaos, but it's the only conceivable way for Trump's critics to deny him the nomination.  
 
"We'll see how things go between now and the convention as to what the next steps are. I'm not going to speculate now only because you all know the situation may change by this afternoon, let alone between now and the convention," he said.  
 
Walker's comments come as a group of anti-Trump delegates mount a movement to "free the delegates" and block Trump's nomination. The Washington Post reported that about 400 delegates have committed to the movement, which would need to convince 56 members of the platform drafting committee and eventually 1,238 delegates on the convention floor to support the plan. 
 
While Walker previously said he'd support Trump once he won the primary, the former Cruz supporter has since stepped back from that position after Trump's controversial remarks about a Hispanic judge. 
 
Walker was the second candidate to drop out of the Republican primary race last fall. At the time, he urged other candidates to drop out to narow the field "so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative" to Trump.