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This is how a brokered convention would work

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(Worthy News) - It's possible that Donald Trump and Ben Carson simply don't understand what would trigger a brokered convention to nominate the Republican Party's 2016 presidential candidate.

The two political outsiders have responded to news that the Republican National Committee is preparing for the small possibility of a brokered convention as proof that the party establishment is moving to usurp the will of GOP primary voters and deny them the nomination. They're threatening to bolt the GOP and run third party should that happen, a move that would complicate the Republican nominee's chances against likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"If that's the case, I'm out of here," Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon and first time political candidate said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." [ Source ]

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2 thoughts on “This is how a brokered convention would work

  1. My understanding is that the party has rules governing how it all works -- that it's not really subject to what "the establishment" wants. If a candidate goes to the convention with more than half of the delegates, then that person will be the nominee. I'd imagine the "brokering" might come about if no one candidate has a majority. As balloting at the convention would take place and candidates with fewer delegates would be eliminated, their delegates would be freed up to support someone else... so there could be some degree of "backroom deal-making" as delegates for an eliminated candidate then have to choose a different candidate to vote for. I don't know if an eliminated candidate can pledge support (i.e. order his delegates to vote) for another specific candidate. I'd think the party has established rules that govern such things. Curious to see how it all works out.

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