If you can believe it, the Republican National Convention starts in exactly one week. Come next Monday, the frenzy that is going to be surrounding Cleveland is going to be insane, as the GOP prepares to nominate a candidate. The question is, who is that candidate going to be? Donald Trump has the delegate numbers at the moment, but there is a movement afoot to change the rules.
According to Kendal Unruh of the Colorado delegation, there may be a way to “free the delegates” and enable them to vote for whomever they choose on the convention floor.
Unruh is also a member of the Rules Committee at the RNC, and a leading advocate for a vote that would unbind the delegates from the candidates to which their state primaries are pledged.
Unruh explained that “28 committee members are required to pass a minority report, which then goes to the convention floor for all delegates to vote on. It then requires a simple majority to pass.” She added that she does “have the 28 votes required for the minority report,” continuing, “Not everyone who is with us is willing to be public yet, due in part to the threats being made by Trump’s campaign and the RNC itself.”