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Old 06-25-2016, 10:34 AM
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Default Republican delegate sues to avoid voting for Donald Trump at convention

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ing-convention

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One of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention next month.

The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr of Winchester, Virginia, argued in the suit that being forced to vote against his conscience was a violation of his constitutional rights.
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Correll said he would not vote for Trump because he believed the billionaire businessman was unfit to serve as president.

Correll’s suit maintained that state law imposed criminal penalties on delegates who did not vote on the first ballot for the winner of the state’s Republican and Democratic primaries.

Trump won Virginia’s Republican primary, while Hillary Clinton won the Democratic contest.

Correll filed the suit on Friday in federal court in Richmond. He seeks a judgment on behalf of all delegates to the Republican and Democratic conventions.
Depending on the judge that gets this case I see it being thrown out since these rules are put in place by the respective parties. If you get a liberal judge he might let it get to trial but in the end this guy will lose.
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Well they agreed to the rules when they signed on...

I can understand not wanting to vote for Trump but the agreed to the rules. And that pretty much is all there is to it
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Depending on the judge that gets this case I see it being thrown out since these rules are put in place by the respective parties. If you get a liberal judge he might let it get to trial but in the end this guy will lose.
The rules are not only put in place by the parties, but the delegates agreed to the rules. So now they don't like the rules. Time for full whine to start.
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The rules are not only put in place by the parties, but the delegates agreed to the rules. So now they don't like the rules. Time for full whine to start.
Typical right winger !

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