by Karl Denninger
Cruz is at it again.
In two states over the weekend Cruz’s “ground game” steamrolled state conventions following losses in those state primaries, putting overwhelming majorities of delegates on the state slate that support Ted. In Arizona, for example, Cruz lost by roughly half compared to Trump; 47% to 25% (Kascish got 10% and the rest went to candidates who have dropped out.)
How does a political party manage to justify a delegate split that doesn’t look like 47-25-10, roughly? Oh sure, such a result might be “legal” under the rules of the party, and further on the first ballot the delegates are all “required” to vote as pledged, but that’s not the point of the exercise and Cruz knows it.
The same thing happened in Virginia.