Cruz won all three delegates spots today in Virginia’s 10th district.
Then Cruz won 14 of the 14 delegates up for grabs today in Wyoming. That gives Cruz a total of at least 24 of the 29 delegates in the state. Cruz was the only candidate to make it to Casper WY before a major snowstorm hit with up to 4 feet of snow. Cruz addressed the crowd,
“If you don’t want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, if you don’t want to hand the general (election) to Hillary Clinton, which is what a Trump nomination does, then I ask you to please support the men and women on this slate,” Cruz said, holding up a piece of paper of 14 recommended delegates.
Twice today while campaigning in New York, Donald Trump complained about the delegate vote in Wyoming. In Syracuse he said,
“The system is rigged.”
WHNT.com highlights the differences in the campaigns in Wyoming,
The Cruz campaign’s grassroots organization was front and center here, with printed slates of the 14 recommended Cruz delegates on each table, a hospitality room, a table full of literature staffed by local volunteers and yellow “TED CRUZ Cruzin Cowboys” balloons placed around the convention room. Attendees here said the campaign has been in touch with them early and often via phone, and they have noticed a big social media push.
By comparison, the Trump campaign distributed a printed slate with six recommended delegates. The Trump campaign had a table with some snacks and literature, staffed by two out-of-town Trump volunteers.
Poor Donald, he just does not understand conventions and what it takes to win them. Good luck with that in Cleveland.
Meanwhile in Georgia today the Cruz team outmaneuvered Trump across the state. Trump won Georgia with 39% of the vote but in conventions across the state it appears he’s lost most of those delegates. In Georgia’s 7th district Trump supporters were so mad at losing the delegate race they stormed out of the gathering taking the American flag with them. (Who does that?!) More on all of the happenings in the Georgia conventions today here. More on the Trump supporters’ walk out here.