Tensions are high as we near the height of the Presidential race. While Bernie and Hilary still duke it out, it’s becoming clear that Donald Trump will win a majority of the delegates for the Republican nomination.
But that doesn’t mean he will win.
It takes 1,237 delegates to become the uncontested nominee for the GOP. If a candidate cannot win all those votes, despite being the leader, there’s a good chance the party will pass him by.
This is something Trump will not stand for. According to an interview with CNN, he made it clear that his supporters wouldn’t stand for it either.
‘I think you would have riots,’ Trump said… adding that he represents ‘many, many millions of people,’ including several first-time voters.
‘If you disenfranchise those people, and you say, “Well, I’m sorry, but you’re 100 votes short, even though the next one is 500 votes short,” I think you would have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen,’ Trump continued. ‘I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen.’
Trump has faced a lot of opposition since announcing his candidacy. Not all of it has come from predictable sources, like the Democrats and left-wing media.
Plenty of established Republicans have openly opposed him, largely due to the threat he poses.
A Trump Presidency would mean the end of decades of Washington politics, politics that protected and coddled leaders into complacency.
So a move by the GOP to block his nomination is not far-fetched. Support for him is strong, though, and if the many millions that have turned out in record numbers to vote don’t get there way, who’s to say what will happen?
Source: The Hill