Political commentator Roger Stone, an advisor to the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and a close confidante of the Republican frontrunner, has been to every Republican National Convention since 1964 and has worked the floor in every convention since 1972, including for Ronald Reagan in 1976, the last time there was a contested GOP Convention. "So let’s just say I know the ropes," he declares in an exclusive piece for Infowars. He also states that GOP insiders "have found a way to lie, cheat and steal Trump" out of the presidential nomination.
"Trump will never, repeat never, get the nomination if this bunch can stop him," declares Stone. "They’ve cooked up a strategy to be employed at all costs to steal delegates from Trump so that he’ll fall below the 1237 on the first ballot, and then, before the second ballot to present one of their group (Mitt Romney, call your office) as the Savior of the Grand Old Party."
"The insiders have poured over the rules of the Republican Party... and they have found a way to lie, cheat and steal Trump out of enough delegates to force a second ballot." Here, says Stone, is how they plan to do it:
Rule 16 (d). This byzantine concoction of legalese, simply put, says that nobody can be a delegate if he is from a state where voters who are not registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary. Like Massachusetts, where Trump got 22 delegates. Not like New Hampshire, where Democrats and Independents can officially re-register as Republicans going into the polling booth, vote on a Republican ballot, and re-register as a Dem on their way out, all on the same day. But like Arkansas, where Trump racked up 16 delegates.
The GOP Kingmakers may argue that Rule 38 – which prohibits states from requiring their delegations from voting as a unit, by a majority vote of all members of their state delegation—could,be interpreted to mean that delegates are not bound at all, even on the first ballot! (However tortured this reasoning is, all you have to remember is that the courts aren’t the ones to interpret these rules, they are going to have the meaning that a majority [there’s that pesky 1237 number] of delegates who survive any challenges to being seated, give to these rules.)
"That brings us now to the mechanics of the steal," writes Stone, "which is to say, contests to seating particular individual delegates":
Not later than 22 days before the July convention starts, there will be a meeting of the Standing Committee on Contests, whose membership is drawn from the Republican National Committee (“RNC”…the ultimate party “establishment”) to hear any “contest,” meaning “challenge” to the right of any specific person to be a delegate. These contests must be filed 30 or more days before the planned start of the convention. Then, the Standing Committee makes its recommendation to the full RNC which will have the final say, again, before the convention even begins...
But all is not is lost for The Donald, Stone concludes. "If he is close to the magic number on the first ballot he has the Vice Presidential nomination to barter with on the second... But make no mistake: the Big Steal is ON.
As Stone puts it, "Cleveland, ladies and gentlemen, won’t be for the faint of heart."
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