Friday, April 1, 2016

2nd District Presidential Delegate Race Forecasts Wild Michigan Convention

By Brandon Hall
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The list of delegates who want to go to Cleveland has been released from the 2nd Congressional District, and it forecasts a wild convention in Lansing next weekend.

Look at the Kasich delegates below, for instance. Seem right to you? I don't support the Governor, but he is entitled to a real delegate, as is Senator Cruz and Mr. Trump.

I have heard that other districts will likely have attendees split into groups based on who they support for President, then those people will decide the delegate for THEIR candidate.

Instead, in the 2nd, all attendees will apparently vote for delegates for all candidates, increasing the possibility for game playing. I hope the rules are changed Friday from the floor to address this issue in the 2nd, and in any other district that attempts something similar.

Each candidate should have a caucus area and the people in that caucus alone should determine their delegate to Cleveland.

Other districts are reportedly also plotting against Trump and Cruz...


Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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