The Colorado “Free The Delegates” organizers may be freed from their delegate seat at the GOP Convention.
Colorado conservatives and leaders of the Colorado Republican Party are banding together to unseat their state’s 37 delegates who hatched a plot to try to stop Trump from winning the GOP nomination.
Colorado Republican voters have had enough. Already upset over a caucus system that shut regular citizens out of the presidential voting process earlier this year, as well as the process that allowed all Cruz delegates to be appointed from Colorado, they are now outraged that a majority of those very delegates have started a movement to change the rules at the Republican National Convention that would unbind all delegates to “vote their conscience”, potentially denying Donald Trump the nomination.
Breitbart reports that the coalition of Colorado conservatives have filed a formal request to the RNC to throw out all 37 Colorado at-large delegates and alternates, based on the ballot errors and manner in which they were appointed. They are hoping to fill those seats with new appointees.
Leading the charge is Marilyn Marks, who says the whole process was unfair. “I am personally a #NeverTrump person. However, as you know, the election process was unfair, illegal, and didn’t comply with the rules. Even though I am a NeverTrump person, everyone has a right to a fair process,” Marks said.
Kendall Unruh, who is leading the “Free the Delegates” plot to prevent Trump from receiving the nomination, is one of the very delegates who they are hoping to unseat.
Unruh said, “We won regardless. If you want to complain after the fact…it’s sour grapes. This is silly. The people they’re challenging worked very hard. I know that because we were running the slates. The people [who are contesting the results] did not work hard.”
And that’s the very point voters across the nation who selected Trump are saying to her.
Trump will be speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado Friday morning.
From Breitbart News: Gabriel Schwartz, a lawyer and Trump supporter who helped organize the pro-Trump protest at the Colorado State Capitol after the caucus fiasco, told Breitbart News that the delegation should be unseated if it will not back the party’s presumptive nominee.
“My take on it is pretty simple, the people across America have spoken, and they want Donald J. Trump, not Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or anyone else, and if you didn’t have a rigged system you’d have seen a Trump delegation from Colorado,” Schwartz said, noting that he received an email about the un-seating plan but has not been actively involved in it.
“Look, if you’re going to Cleveland as a Ted Cruzer, why bother? You should be unseated and let Trump people go. Why are you going if you don’t support your nominee?” Schwartz said. “It blows my mind that these people even want to go. If you’re NeverTrump why are you going to Cleveland? To cause more division when we need unity?”
“I hope Mr. Trump is welcomed by a unified Colorado crowd tomorrow at the summit, I hope he raises a lot of money at Mike Shanahan’s house, and I hope we rise up as Republicans to defeat Hillary Clinton,” Schwartz added.
“It was all politicians who got the delegates [at the Colorado caucus]. It wasn’t we the people, people like me or you. Cruz people rigged it and got in,” Schwartz added.