Leader of anti-Trump delegates drops effort to unbind votes

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The leader of a group of Republican National Convention delegates hoping to upset the presumptive nominee next week is dropping the effort, the Associated Press reported

{mosads}Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, who was a leading voice in the movement to unbind delegates from the results of their primaries and caucuses, is abandoning the effort after it failed to gain traction. 

Unruh’s movement received a blow this week as the convention’s Rules Committee defeated a proposed “conscience clause” amendment that would have allowed delegates to vote for the candidate of their choosing.  

The delegates had said they would press on in an effort to get enough signatures to force the amendment to be taken up in front of the entire convention. 

But she told the AP Friday that the Trump campaign and party officials had quashed support for the movement.  

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