The #NeverTrump movement has been trying to get rid of the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald J. Trump for quite some time now. Some of these establishment Republicans say he’s not conservative enough to represent the GOP. Trump, on the other hand, has received more votes in the primaries than any other Republican in history. Trump has even brought new voters to the GOP. This hasn’t deterred the #NeverTrumpers from trying though. They are now moving to change the rules of the Republican National Convention at the last minute in an attempt to have their way. They couldn’t beat him at the polls, so now they want to beat Trump by using any underhanded, back-stabbing means possible.
#NeverTrumpers want to amend the Convention rules for this summer’s convention by having the NRC rules committee unbind delegates, or require a “supermajority” before a candidate gets nominated. Even if these “hail Mary” attempts at barring Trump are given the nod, they won’t take effect until the 2020 Convention, thanks to Oregon delegate Solomon Yue and a draft rule he proposed that would “freeze” the RNC’s 2012 rules.
Independent Journal reports:
The movement to stop Donald Trump from becoming the Republican presidential nominee just hit a new roadblock.
Convention committees typically amend convention rules each presidential cycle, and Never Trump-ers have suggested that the RNC’s 112-delegate rules committee could attempt to unbind delegates, or require a supermajority in order to secure the nomination through amendment proposals.
However, a proposed rule change shows that all of those efforts to stop Trump could be useless.