Trump’s Plan if a Brokered Convention Occurs


If no candidate wins a majority of delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, the nominee will be determined in a contested convention. While Trump has the best chance of hitting that number — 1,237 — there’s also a decent chance that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will beat him to it or earn enough delegates to force a contested convention and then swoop in for the nomination.

If Trump is just 20 or 100 delegates short of securing the nomination, it would be perfectly within the rules for Cruz or another candidate to challenge him for the nomination at the convention.

But Trump argues that he should be the nominee if he’s leading in delegates…and if he’s not….

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