2016 Election, Donald Trump, Elections

RNC member says Trump will get nomination if he reaches 1,100 delegates


Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 10.48.50 AMThere’s been a lot of talk about what will happen if Donald Trump fails to secure the 1,237 delegates needed for a simple majority by the Republican National Convention in July. However, according to RNC Rules Committee member Randy Evans, if Trump wins anything more than 1,100 delegates, he’ll capture the nomination:

“If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,” Evans said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

However, less than 1,000 delegates will spell trouble for Trump:

“If he gets less than 1,000 delegates, then I think we’re looking at a contested convention that could go on for many, many days,” Evans said.

“And then in the middle, there’s that grey area between 1,000 and 1,100, and that’s where the unbound delegates or the delegates that have been released by other candidates come into play to see if there are enough of those to get either Cruz or Trump over the finish line,” he added.

As of this week, Trump has 743 delegates to Ted Cruz’s 545. Breitbart estimates that Trump will finish the primary season with 1,164 delegates.

  • whoRUkidn

    Why stop at 1,100? Why not 1,000 or 900? If you are not going to equitably enforce a rule/law – why promulgate the damn thing in the first place?

    • Gary Smith

      He should not be the nominee then he will whine and curse.But the other chiocies are not much better

  • Richard Hennessy

    Why would the Republican Party want a nominee that can’t get even half of the party members to support him? Approximately 2/3 of Republican voters don’t want Trump. How can the Party win the general election without 2/3 of its own voters?

    • Vee_Kay

      Then the “others” that got even less votes had even more voting AGAINST them, following that logic. That would make them even less liked than TRUMP!

      • Richard Hennessy

        If you are correct, Trump will get the Kasich and Rubio delegates and win on the second ballot. I think those who have followed the primaries know that’s not going to happen, for the very reason I stated and as indicated by several polls.

  • Chellis Smith

    It would appear that it has been 1236+1 for quite some time if only 2 people are in the race. In this case we have 3 people in this race. Trump, Cruz, and Kasich, which mathematically makes it 824+1. Not saying it should be done this way, just food for thought.

    • Vee_Kay

      There were 17 in the race at one point.

  • wellilltellya

    I say the delegates are CORRUPT FORM of VOTING they are so OUT OF TOUCH with the real people in the REAL world I do not want some PAID for system picking the president one vote one PERSON w valid voter permit and someone to check what they do voting is so corrupt just ask barry

  • Mike Gardner

    Don’t change the rules just so Trump and his people won’t whine and revolt. Doing so just makes us politically correct like the other party. Contested conventions have happened in the past and have given us presidents Licoln and Eisenhower, and will probably happen again in the future. Let’s not change the rules at this late stage. Trump is complaining because he didn’t have his stuff together. He should have gotten better people on the ground in the states and worked as hard as others have. Look at this as and indicator of how he would be as president – if things don’t go his way he’ll complain. Hmmm who does that now? Oh, that’s right – Obama. Play the game according to the rules or get out of the game. It’s a little late to say “Oh, I didn’t know”. Sorry Donald, man-up. If he wins I’ll vote for him. If Cruz wins I’ll vote for him. Thems the rules baby. Game on.

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