ALERT: Ted Cruz Makes Terrifying Move Ahead of GOP Convention

ALERT: Ted Cruz Makes Terrifying Move Ahead of GOP Convention

Cruz can hang on, so the fact of the matter is…he will. Why? Because he can. Is there something more to this move of his, no one knows but Cruz…but you can be the judge of that.

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From Young Conservatives:

From The Blaze:

Mirroring Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s move when he suspended his own presidential campaign in March, Cruz implored state party leaders to allow him to keep the delegates he received in each state.

“I write this letter to inform you that although I have suspended my campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States, I do not release any Republican National Convention delegates bound to me as a result of the 2016 delegate selection process that took place in your state,” the letter obtained by TheBlaze and signed by Cruz stated.

Prior to suspending his campaign, Cruz garnered a total of 564 delegates, but because state party rules vary, the fate of those delegates is complicated.

For starters, while Cruz’s language when he announced the suspension (not an official end) of his campaign will save him some delegates, he won’t be able to keep them all.

Five states in particular — Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and New Hampshire — will officially unbind Cruz’s delegates. Cruz’s total delegate count in those five states is 63.

“Our rules unbind delegates when the candidate to whom they are pledged becomes inactive,” Jonathon Prouty, executive director of the Missouri GOP, told TheBlaze. “The position of the party is that Cruz’s delegates are no longer bound at this point.”

However, just because those delegates are unbound, does not mean they will not support Cruz at the convention. A spokesperson for the North Dakota GOP told TheBlaze Tuesday that Cruz’s unbound delegates will still “vote their conscience.”

Yet Cruz will still be able to keep his delegates in a majority of states — at least for the first round — with many state party leaders expressing that the same curtesy is extended to Rubio in their states.

This move seems like it has the potential to really rub people the wrong way. We shall see.

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