Anti-Trump delegates plot convention havoc: report

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Anti-Donald Trump delegates are hoping to stir up trouble for the Republican National Committee (RNC) and wreak havoc on the Republican National Convention next week, The Washington Post reports.

A group of delegates opposed to Trump, its party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is plotting a variety of ways to upend the convention as the nation’s focus turns to Cleveland on Monday. 

{mosads}One Louisiana delegate told the Post that some are preparing to bog down the convention with procedural maneuvers. 

Others hope to force a roll call vote, a move that would drag out proceedings and give a spotlight to any delegates hoping to embarrass Trump by voting against him while the cameras are rolling. 

Several “minority reports,” which detail proposals that were rejected by committees, are reportedly in the works. 

Some delegates are venting their anger not just at Trump, but at the RNC and its chairman, Reince Priebus, for quashing measures proposed to the Rules Committee. 

“To sound like Donald Trump — they rigged it,” said Kendal Unruh, a delegate who has been a leader of the Never Trump movement within the convention. “The very thing they scream about is the very thing they did. I want to make this point extraordinarily clear: What a bunch of liars they revealed themselves to be.”

Unruh told The Associated Press Friday that she was giving up her mission to “unbind” delegates from the results of their states’ primaries and caucuses. 

And Priebus declared the Never Trump push “over.”

While it’s implausible that anyone but Trump will emerge next week as the party’s nominee, rowdy delegates could still cause a headache for the RNC and convention planners and deal a blow to the message of Republican unity.


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