Not until convention showtime is there one single delegate who is tied and bound to any specific candidate.
In fact, there is not a single “bound” delegate to the National Conventions. Not one delegate is required to vote for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or any others who may have “won” votes during the primaries.
Each delegate will have to make their own choice. They are the only ones who will choose the nominee.
US First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and association and stands as a bulwark against exactly this kind of government interference.
US Supreme Court justices have already ruled that in a conflict between state law and national-party rules, the national-party rules take precedence.
In Cousins v. Wigoda, the High Court decided a dispute between two delegate slates to the 1972 Democratic Convention — one slate (the Cousins slate) was selected according to Illinois state law; the other (the Wigoda slate) was actually seated at the convention. The Court granted review to determine whether Illinois courts were “correct in according primacy to state law over the National Political Party’s rules in the determination of the qualifications and eligibility of delegates to the Party’s National Convention.”
Lets hope and pray that every delegate decides to use their individual rights and does what's best for all of US.
Amen, hallelujah and may intelligent voters continue to make America an even greater nation than it already is.
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