In the 10th district we have 16 candidates running for national delegate to represent the district at the convention in July to choose our nominee for President. (One candidate, Christopher Salas has withdrawn from the race.) We will vote for three delegates and three alternates. On the first ballot at the convention our delegates will be bound to vote as Virginia voted in the primary. BUT, if no Presidential candidate gets the necessary 1,237 votes to win the nomination for President, a second vote will take place. Since our candidates will be unbound on the second and subsequent ballots, who will they each choose to support on these ballots? I have heard from most of our national delegates on their choice for a Presidential candidate on the second ballot:
Blaine P. Dunn will support Ted Cruz.
Leng Imm Ong (Jennifer) did not respond to inquiries.
Richard H. “Dick” Black will support Ted Cruz.
Patricia Phillips was a Carson supporter and will now support either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. She is undecided at this time.
Howard (“Howie”) R. Lind will support Donald Trump.
Mick Staton will support Ted Cruz.
Elizabeth Schultz did not respond.
John E. Jaggers will support Donald Trump.
John Stirrup replied “Should there be a second ballot, I would cast my vote for the most conservative candidate with the most viable chance of winning in November.”
Beau Correll will support Ted Cruz.
Linda Kivi Porter said “I have not personally selected a candidate at the present time. I am still researching the available candidates – listening to and learning about how they are being received and perceived by my fellow citizens-especially my fellow Virginians in the 10th.”
Anna Lee would support “anyone but Trump”. “Right now, probably Kasich, of course that depends if he is still in the race after March 15th, that goes for Rubio also.” Anna wants to vote for whoever has the best chance of beating Hillary in November.
William E. Wilkin a former supporter of Carly Fiorina now supports Marco Rubio.
Eugene Delgaudio will support Donald Trump.
Clay Chase will support Donald Trump.
Jill Cook said “I’ll vote for the Republican most likely defeat Clinton…Based on my observations and my evaluations, I believe that candidate is Marco Rubio, though Ted Cruz and John Kasich have messages that have resonated with many voters.
More on voting at the National Convention here. Information on the 10 previous brokered (contested) convention here. It’s not always a bad thing. Let’s hope it doesn’t take 36 ballots to get a nominee as it did in 1880. But hey, Garfield won the general election.