The GOP says what Sen. Ted Cruz is doing is part of their rules but this Watchdog group, Freedom Watch announced they want to fight to protect the right of the voters.
As most of us know, GOP front-runner Donald Trump won the state of Florida by a huge margin as you will view in the picture below:
It seems the Florida GOP Republican Party has decided to change a few things to allow Cruz to come away with delegates and Freedom Watch wants to fight it in court.
From The Hill:
The lawsuit, filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman, also targets the Republican Party of Florida and Florida secretary of State Ken Detzner, alleging that party leaders have colluded to deprive Donald Trump of his victory in the Sunshine State.
The lawsuit claims that national party leaders and Republican officials in Florida led voters to believe that the state’s 99 delegates would be bound to the winner for every ballot at a potential contested convention.
“Defendants, each and every one of them, Fraudulently held out to Florida voters, and the public at large, that their votes cast at the Florida Republican Presidential Primary would be counted and not nullified in nominating a presidential candidate,” the lawsuit reads.
“In fact, Defendants are conspiring to make delegates free to disregard the popular vote and support whichever candidate they desire after the first ballot of the Republican National Convention.”
Trump won the Florida primary in March and is entitled to all 99 of the state’s delegates through the first three ballots at the national convention in July. After that, the delegates are free to support whomever they choose.
Klayman alleged that the state party is seeking to reduce the delegates’ commitment to Trump from three ballots to only one.
Furthermore, he asserted that party leaders have arranged a system that allows them to bribe delegates to sway their votes.
The RNC is a private organization run by the big wigs. This lawsuit will probably fall flat as it is their rules. The establishment has put in place “stop gaps” to halt the people from taking over the party system. These rules do that in a huge way and unless the people can find a way to circumvent them, they won’t have a leg to stand on.
h/t – The Hill
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