VIA| Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to gain support, and a new report reveals that he might win a notoriously liberal state, giving Democrat rivals a run for their money — and giving him the delegates he needs to secure the Republican presidential nomination.
That state is California, and it has 172 delegates up for grabs in its primary on June 7. It is a winner-take-all state, and word is there is a very good chance Trump could win those delegates.
California Political Review reported that in a poll conducted by Landslide Communications, Trump won the California Republican primary with 38.3 percent of the GOP vote, compared to 22.4 percent for Cruz, and 19.7 percent for Kasich.
Conservative author and commentator Jim Lacy appeared on Fox Business News’ “Varney and Company” and told host Stuart Varney that Californians are feeling so disenfranchised right now that a Trump win was possible.
Lacy explained that California has 35 millions eligible voters, yet only 7.5 million voted for Gov. Gerry Brown in his last election. That obviously leaves a huge number of eligible voters not participating.
He also said that 65 percent of Californians self-identify as center or right-wing, with 34 percent self-identifying as liberal.
That’s where Trump comes in. Lacy said those eligible voters who don’t vote but are feeling particularly frustrated might express that frustration by voting for Trump.
The idea that Trump could motivate those voters isn’t that far-fetched when looking at the Massachusetts primary, Lacy told Varney. In that state’s primary, millions of first-time voters turned out, and some 20,000 registered Democrat voters crossed over and voted Republican.
Should the same thing happen in California, Lacy said, Trump could actually win the state and possibly the nomination.
This could change the game for Trump, because if he does win California, he could win nomination because its 172 delegates could ultimately give him the 1,237 he needs. This would allow the GOP to avoid a contested convention in July.