Anti-Trump Republicans call for GOP emergency meeting
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Members of the "Free the Delegates" movement, which tried to use party convention rules to thwart Trump's nomination, said Sunday they're reaching out to members of the Republican National Committee (RNC), The Washington Post reported.
The Post noted that RNC members from at least 16 states can compel Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, to call an emergency meeting. Anti-Trump activists want the RNC members to invoke a rule laying out the process for nominating a new candidate.
Activists are focused on the RNC's Rule 9, which allows Republicans to replace their nominee in cases of "death, declination, or otherwise." The anti-Trump activists are focusing on the last component, "otherwise," as justification for swapping out Trump for another candidate.