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Trump Is Wrong About 'Stolen Votes' in Colorado; Here's What Really Happened

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Last Saturday, I was elected as the youngest woman national delegate from Colorado. Since Colorado's voting results were released, Donald Trump and his supporters have released a firestorm of criticism, threats, and rage.

    I've been called too many names to count, and have been accused of accepting bribes, being bought by the establishment, and being a traitor to our nation.

    Trump tweeted: "The people of Colorado had their vote taken away from them by the phony politicians. Biggest story in politics. This will not be allowed!"

    He also said: "How is it possible that the people of the great State of Colorado never got to vote in the Republican Primary? Great anger — totally unfair!"


    Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom.
    However, Trump's failure to earn a single one of Colorado's 34 elected delegates (who were elected in a series of eight elections) is his fault and his alone. Colorado has followed the caucus system for years, and while the straw poll was canceled as far back as last August, straw polls have never been binding on Colorado's national delegation. Every Republican voter in Colorado has the right and the opportunity to show up one night each year and vote at his or her local caucus.

    At this local caucus, delegates to the county, Congressional, and state conventions are elected. The voters can ask those running to explain their positions on issues or to say which presidential candidate they would vote for.

    In my precinct, I made it very obvious that I would vote for Ted Cruz. I ran against a Donald Trump supporter, and due to the majority of voters in my precinct supporting Cruz, I won the position of state delegate. At the state convention, I represented my precinct's choice of Ted Cruz — not only by running for national delegate to vote for Cruz in Cleveland, but also by voting only for other national delegates who were pledged to Cruz.

    I encountered another state delegate who explained to me that, while he personally preferred Cruz, his precinct had voted in their informal straw poll for Trump and Kasich. Therefore, he told me he could not vote for me or any other Cruz national delegate. He would vote to represent his precinct.

    The Colorado caucus system truly is representative government at its best. While complicated, anyone who chooses to participate has a voice. Anyone who participates has the option to run themselves to represent their precinct at the next level. We have had this exact same system for years.



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    Crybaby Trump was gloating when he won in Nevada. Doesn't the GOP have a right to decide how they will conduct their primaries? Crybaby Trump should have spent some money a long time ago and gotten some help in understanding how to run for President of the USA. He has made many needless mistakes and then whined about the backlash.
     
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    I think, though, that Trump's involvement is showing that it really is an insider's game, and Cruz is doing very well. It makes him look like an insider. Whether the rules are the by laws of a small non-profit organization, or a national party, one can sense when the rules are made to give insiders an advantage, or when changing the rules is done for disingenuous reasons, like the Dems using the nuclear option of which they so vilified the republicans for even thinking.
     
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    I do not disagree. However, the rules over the Colorado delegate system was decided in 1912.
     
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    Why does everything in the USA have to be done in one way only? A handful of states do things differently. No one said that Iowa should be done another way. Trump gloated about Nevada and never mentioned that Nevada might be unfair. Trump is a sore loser and no one likes sore losers. The Clintons will laugh Trump off the stage after July.
     
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    As it should be.
     
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