Ted Cruz might not have the support of voters, but that won’t stop him. His campaign reports that they are preparing to challenge Donald Trump for delegates at the Texas GOP convention this weekend. And not only there. His campaign is still actively competing for delegates at several other conventions.
As Donald Trump, the elected nominee, works to unify the party and defeat Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz continues to live out his quixotic fantasy. Enough, Ted. The voters have spoken. If you can’t accept election results you should not be in politics.
Ted Cruz isn’t giving up.
While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee.
It’s not just Texas where Cruz is still playing.
The senator’s team remains active in several of the other eight state conventions selecting delegates this week – from Nebraska to Oklahoma to Nevada. Those conventions, along with party meetings in Arkansas, Florida and Wisconsin, will be selecting 389 national delegates, nearly a sixth of the entire convention.
If Cruz were still working to send the nomination fight to a contested convention, this weekend’s delegate hunt would have been the main event – the largest single delegate selection weekend of the primary season. Now, it’s become a display of Cruz’s last hardcore bastions of support and a forum for Trump to appeal for unity.
Go home Ted. Get back to your actual job in Senate.