Donald Trump now resorts to claiming “nomination by a plurality” because he cannot earn a majority of the delegates. This new and different tactic violates all rules of law and orderly conduct of elections.
This new attempt to change the rules reverses all venerable and successful electoral rules. Every past Republican and Democratic nominee for president has been nominated by a majority of the delegates — not by the number of states, districts or votes which he or she wins in the nomination process — especially at a self-selected early stage of the nomination process.
No preliminary result in a state or district caucus, town hall, debate or election in any “inning of the game” is determinative. Only a majority of the duly elected delegates at the national convention in Cleveland is determinative for the Republican nominee. No prior vote or poll counts.
If a plurality (a minority) could dictate the nominee, what would the majority do? Riot, revolt, sue or start a revolution?
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Please, media: Explain the rules so no one, including Trump, is disillusioned or misled.