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Next President of the United Fates of America

Trump will never survive a second ballot.
He has to get all 1237 delegates prior to the convention or it all goes to Cruz.
Kasich would be an unlikely winner over Cruz.

Lyin' Ted racking up delegates in Miane by betrayal
Cruz dominates, Trump falls short again as more states pick delegates
excerpts from link:
Quote:Maine hosted the marquee weekend contest, 
in which Cruz won 19 of the 20 delegate seats up for grabs. 
The win sparked a feud 
with one of Trump's most senior Republican surrogates, Gov. Paul LePage.

The governor claimed that Cruz reneged on an agreement 
that would have permitted supporters of the three presidential candidates 
to fill the delegate seats the contenders won in the March caucus. 
That would have meant 12 seats for Cruz, 
nine for Trump 
and two for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

But LePage said Cruz's team "lied to us and broke the deal," 
adding that David Sawyer, 
a Cruz aide who was in the state helping the senator's supporters get elected, 
"stabbed us in the back, 
reneged on the unity slate 
and betrayed the Maine people."

"As we have seen throughout the country, 

Cruz’s national campaign is run by greedy political hooligans," 
he added in a state posted on Facebook. 
"These are the same operatives in the Republican Establishment 
who worked for Mitt Romney 
to disenfranchise Maine delegates in 2012. 

They are using sneaky and deceitful operators like Sawyer 
to try to subvert the democratic process and take all 23 delegates. 
I can't stand by and watch as Cruz and the Republican Establishment 
forcibly overrule the votes of Mainers who chose Trump and Kasich."
Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump
Quote:Within minutes of each other, 
the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests 
with Cruz focusing on Indiana 
and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. 

The strategy -- something the two campaigns have been working on for weeks -- 
is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.

The extraordinary moves reflect the national strength Trump has shown 
and the inability of Republicans who oppose the New York billionaire to come together to stop him. 
Dividing up some of the remaining primary states 
by putting forward one strong alternative to Trump 
in each could be enough to take away delegates and curb Trump's run to the nomination.

Trump is the only candidate who can realistically get a first-ballot victory -- 
there's no mathematical path for Cruz or Kasich to clinch the nomination heading into the convention. 

The billionaire is poised for a strong performance Tuesday, 
when Republicans in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island head to the polls.

Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement the Texas senator will focus on the May 3 Indiana primary. 
He called Trump at top of the GOP ticket "a sure disaster."

He added: 
"To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, 
our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana 
and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico."

Kasich's chief strategist, John Weaver, said in a separate statement: 
"Due to the fact that the Indiana primary is winner-take-all statewide 
and by congressional district, 
keeping Trump from winning a plurality in Indiana 
is critical to keeping him under 1,237 bound delegates 
before Cleveland. 
We are very comfortable with our delegate position in Indiana already, 
and given the current dynamics of the primary there, 
we will shift our campaign's resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana."

Trump blasted the arrangement on Twitter.
"Wow, just announced that Lyin' Ted and Kasich 

are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the Republican nomination. 
DESPERATION!" Trump wrote Sunday night.

Trump will never survive a second ballot.
He has to get all 1237 delegates prior to the convention.

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 04-25-2016, 02:07 AM

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