The latest push to keep Donald Trump from grabbing the GOP nomination includes the courts. On Friday, a Virginia delegate filed suit challenging a state law that commits him to backing the presumptive nominee.
Carroll B. Correll, who served as a campaign co-chairman for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Virginia’s 10th congressional district, is seeking class-action status for his suit on behalf of the commonwealth’s 49 Republican delegates and 110 Democratic delegates.
The complaint states:
“Correll believes that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President of the United States and that voting for Donald Trump would therefore violate Correll’s conscience. Accordingly, Correll will not vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot, or any other ballot, at the national convention.”
According to FOX NEWS:
The Trump campaign has long dismissed such efforts to peel away delegates from his tally, especially now that he has more than enough to clinch the nomination. Those efforts seemed to die down last month but have since resurfaced as hundreds of delegates reportedly are exploring ways to buck the results of their state primaries and caucuses to vote for someone other than Trump. One option is to change party rules to include a “conscience clause” that would allow delegates to vote for whomever they want.
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