So Who Picks the GOP Nominee?

Delegate says primaries don't matter.

Do primary voters and caucus-goers actually help pick the GOP nominee, or do delegates? That is the question after another Republican delegate came forward during an appearance on CNBC to say that people showing up to cast votes state-by-state don't matter:

GOP delegates at the convention, not primary voters or caucus-goers, choose the presidential nominee, another member of the Republican National Committee told CNBC, after a similar proclamation last week by an unbound delegate from North Dakota touched off a firestorm.

"People are under the misconception that it's the results of the caucus and the results of the primary that determines who becomes the nominee. In actuality, it's the delegates at the national convention that are supposed to pick the nominee," Diana Orrock, a delegate from Nevada and Donald Trump supporter, told "Squawk Box" on Monday.

There has been a back-and-forth by those supporting and those opposing a brokered convention for the Republicans on how the rule should work and what delegates should do with their votes. While brokered conventions used to be the norm, they have fallen out of favor in recent decades. Democrats last had a brokered convention in 1952, although Teddy Kennedy tried to force one in 1980, while Republicans last came close in 1976 when Ronald Reagan challenged Gerald Ford.