A delegate to the Republican National Convention has filed a lawsuit against Virginia officials as part of an outlandish attempt to avoid voting for Donald Trump this summer in Cleveland.
RNC Delegate Files Lawsuit Against Voting Trump
Carroll Correll, the disenfranchised delegate, is suing Virginia election officials in federal court. His argument is that his right to free speech is infringed upon by legal requirements that he cast his ballot for Trump. His suit comes as an effort to unbind delegates and undermine Trump’s rise at the convention, though the effort will likely be unsuccessful.
“Correll believes that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President of the United States and that voting for Donald Trump would therefore violate Correll’s conscience,” the complaint reads. “Accordingly, Correll will not vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot, or any other ballot, at the national convention. He will cast his vote on the first ballot, and on any additional ballots, for a candidate whom he believes is fit to serve as President.”
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