TRUMP IS BEHIND!

THE TRUMP “WIN” MYTH

 

Jay B Gaskill
Jay B Gaskill

Analysis by Jay B Gaskill, Attorney at Law

 

It is March 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Mountain Time:

 

Donald Trump has been defeated by the popular vote in every single GOP delegate contest, and trails in the number of delegates.

 

Somehow, for the chattering class (and a few GOP turncoats like the overweight governor of New Jersey) it is all over. NOT.

 

TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THE ACTUAL RECORD:

 

 

TRUMP’S TOTAL DEFEATS ON MARCH 1:

 

  • ALASKA – TRUMP LOSES TO CRUZ
  • MINNESOTA – TRUMP LOSES TO RUBIO
  • OKLAHOMA – TRUMP LOSES TO CRUZ
  • TEXAS – TRUMP LOSES TO CRUZ

 

TRUMP’S SO-CALLED VICTORIES ON March 1, 2016

 

ARKANSAS –

Trump “wins” with a total of 33%

Trump actually is rejected by 67%

 

ALABAMA –

Trump “wins” with a total of 44%

Trump actually is rejected by 56%

 

GEORGIA –

Trump “wins” with a total of 39%

Trump actually is rejected by 61%

 

MASSACHUSETTS –

Trump “wins” with a total of 49%

Trump actually is rejected by 51%

 

TENNESSEE –

Trump “wins” with a total of 39%

Trump actually is rejected by 61%

 

VIRGINIA –

Trump “wins” with a total of 35%

Trump actually is rejected by 65%

 

VERMONT –

Trump “wins” with a total of 33%

Trump actually is rejected by 67%

 

 

TOTAL DELEGATES FOR TRUMP — 316 (25.5%) of the needed 1,237

 

TOTAL GOP DELEGATES NOT FOR TRUMP — 364 (29.4%) of the needed 1,237

 

The real question is what happens at the Republican Convention in Cleveland on July 18.

 

 

It is very likely that Trump and all the other candidates will fail to get the needed 1,237 delegates. As a result, ALL delegates will thereafter be free to vote as they individually see fit.  It also seems likely that a majority of the rank and file GOP voters will have rejected the leading plurality candidate, Trump. Will the delegates to the GOP convention then have the requisite grit, common sense and foresight to pick someone other than “the Donald” to stand for election in November?

 

Trump represents an attempted hostile takeover of an established institution. Like all takeovers of this kind in the business world, the insurgents have one clear shot at winning. Trump just can’t get there, unless the delegates break faith with a majority of republicans and give away the store.

 

This will be a lesson in statesmanship. If the GOP yields to Trump, in my opinion the party will have forfeited the moral authority to govern.

 

JBG

 

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