The Never Trump movement in the GOP had a plan to change the National Convention rules so they could get rid of Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, by unbinding delegates and replacing him with a candidate of their own. Well, that didn’t work.
The Republican National Convention Rules Committee shot down a proposal that would remove Trump from the ticket. The Rules Committee ensured that the will of the voters in the primaries would be respected. Trump beat out sixteen establishment Republicans by receiving the most primary votes than any other Republican in history. Trump has also been credited with bringing new members to the GOP.
The Political Insider reports:
In a highly anticipated committee vote yesterday the “Never Trump” forces tried to make a desperate strike at Trump’s nomination by “unbinding” delegates.
And they failed badly.
The proposal affirms that delegates are unambiguously bound to the results of primaries and caucuses — meaning they can’t break with the will of voters and Dump Trump at the convention. It passed 87 to 12, and its passage was the first official sign that anti-Trump forces lack the votes to block Trump’s path to the nomination.