Pennsylvania Delegates Will Play Deciding Role In GOP Nomination

When a winner is declared for the April 26th Pennsylvania GOP primary, it may be a huge victory – or it may not.  It all depends on who the majority of the Pennsylvania delegates eventually decide to vote for.   

While the state of Pennsylvania has 71 GOP delegates, only 17 of those will be awarded to the winner of the primary.   The remaining 54 delegates (three for each congressional district) will be elected separately, and will be UNBOUND on the first ballot at the GOP national convention in July.    They are not required to vote based on the will of the people in their state.

“If the Republican convention turns out to be contested … Pennsylvania would without a doubt be at the epicenter of every discussion, every phone call, every scenario, every possible action because the uncommitted or unbound bloc of delegates from Pennsylvania would be the largest in the country,” said Charlie Gerow, a GOP strategist and candidate for delegate in the state’s fourth congressional district.

According to the latest RealClearPolitics average, Trump leads among Pennsylvania Republicans with 38.7 percent support over Cruz and Kasich, who sit in the low 20’s in a battle for second. But that won’t have much impact on most of the delegates.

(Via Washington Examiner)



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