The undemocratic allocation of delegates by the Republican Party in Colorado — where no primaries have been held and all of the pledged delegates were awarded to Sen. Ted Cruz — has become a flashpoint for billionaire businessman Donald Trump and his supporters.
Now, conservative media icon Matt Drudge has begun wondering whether maybe someone from our past needs to bring democracy to Colorado.
According to WND, Cruz swept all of the pledged delegates at this weekend’s closed Republican convention in Colorado. The sweep came amid allegations of vote-buying and the exclusion of Trump delegates on the ballot.
Drudge weighed in via Twitter:
Does George Bush have to invade Colorado to make it a Democracy? STUNNING Republicans had NO PRIMARY or CAUCUS. At least Dems are faking it!
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 11, 2016
Sadly, he wasn’t overestimating things. Take a look at this ballot for delegates in Colorado that was captured by someone who was there:
Team Trump just sent along a photo where #379 –a Trump alternate– is not listed on CO ballot. #378 listed twice. pic.twitter.com/jMSXBwClZP
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) April 9, 2016
And, if that doesn’t make Drudge’s statement sound more true, consider this — delegate #378 was a supporter of Sen. Cruz.
Trump was equally infuriated during an interview on Fox News Monday.
“I’ve gotten millions … of more votes than Cruz, and I’ve gotten hundreds of delegates more, and we keep fighting, fighting, fighting, and then you have a Colorado where they just get all of these delegates, and it’s not (even) a system,” Trump said. READ MORE