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‘Guarding Our Flanks’: Trump Campaign Pulls Strings To Ease His Path To Nomination In 2024

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign secretly asked states to ensure that the delegate selection process would ensure his chances of winning the 2024 Republican nomination and that the rules would not disadvantage Trump’s challengers. The pressure is on, Politico reported on Friday.

The California Republican Party has opted to give all of its delegates to Republican candidates with 50% or more of the vote in the primary, reversing an earlier proposal to give a portion to the runner-up, The Associated Press reported. report on monday. Mr Trump and his allies have been lobbying for changes in California, and are seeking similar delegation proposals in several other states, while potentially supporting his rivals. Attempts to block other changes that may have according to to Politico.

“Whoever controls the rules controls the process. Control the process and you win,” Chris Lacivita, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, told Politico. “We’re basically keeping the flanks. If they want to do monkey business like Cruise did in 2016, we’re going to stop them.” (Related: ‘Truly Unprecedented’: Donald Trump dominates early elementary school season like never before in modern history)

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz led a similar effort to change state delegation rules during the 2016 presidential election, according to Politico, which thwarted then-candidate Trump.

According to Politico, California Republican Chairman Jessica Milan Patterson and members of the Republican National Committee initially proposed a plan that would hurt the front-runner in the Republican primary, angering the Trump campaign. California House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a close ally of Mr. Patterson, is said to have played a major role in the new winner-takes-all rule after talking to supporters of the former president.

A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters showed Trump leading Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 44% to 26% in a tight race. ing. according to According to a survey by the University of California, Berkeley and the Los Angeles Times in late May.

According to Politico, Lasivita, along with Susie Wiles, Brian Jack and Clayton Henson, are in states like Louisiana, Massachusetts, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada where delegate rules are Trump’s. He is leading the efforts of the Trump campaign to favor his candidacy, he said.

Politico reports that aides have ensured delegates in Louisiana, historically Trump’s most popular state, will award two votes to the winner of the primary, and will do the same in Massachusetts and Colorado. is promoting Colorado will hold a policy vote over the weekend.

According to Politico, Trump and his allies are persuading Republicans in Idaho and Nevada to choose caucuses over state primaries, which favors a strong-footed former president. It is said that there is a possibility of becoming.

ESTERO, FL – Oct. 31: President Donald Trump greets Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis as his wife, Casey DeSantis, looks on during a campaign rally at Hearts Arena. (Joe Radle/Getty Images)

“They are trying to rig the system to their advantage,” said Ken Cucinelli, founder of Never Back Down, the ultra-political action committee (PAC) that helped DeSantis run for the White House. told Politico. “They are invading and heavily armed.” [GOP] Committee. “

The Super PAC is looking to defeat the Trump team’s efforts and is eyeing states like Alabama and Missouri. according to to Reuters. According to Politico, Cucinelli accused President Trump of trying to “rig” the election by trying to change the rules of state delegations, but Lacivita said the super PAC is also trying to change policies in their favor. claimed.

“What makes it so funny is that they were doing the same thing. ‘Smoke-filled backrooms? ‘” La Civita told Politico of Cucinelli’s earlier remarks. “What the hell are they doing? …they’re just mad about losing!”

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