Down but not out, conservative activists are still engaged and planning their next grassroots tactical assault at the GOP convention. The plan — unbind the delegates.
The activists, like Colorado delegate Karen Unruh, don't like the way Trump "grabbed the Super Bowl ring and he didn't finish the game," she told The Washington Post.
Activists are studying the convention rules, operatives are offering to educate delegates on how to become free agents at the convention, they're even toying with the idea of meeting at an alternative site from where the convention is held.
The idea was hatched by radio host Ian Bayne, creator of Save Our Party
"What we're looking to do is collect as many delegates as possible to hold out until such time that everyone could be unbound, so there's a first ballot, a second ballot, whatever ballot— whatever the procedure — whatever it is going on," Bayne told The Daily Caller
The plan is a longshot with longer odds than the previous idea of proffering a third-party conservative candidate. Because in order to unbind the delegates, the group would need unanimous support from the convention rules committee as well as support from the delegates themselves.
As rules committee member Morton Blackwell told the Daily Caller, the only other way rules can be amended is "after a ferocious rules battle which might sunder the party."
Further, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus laid it out.
"If a delegate is bound to a candidate, even if that delegate decides later, 'I don't care, I'm not voting for that person,' the secretary at the convention will read the roll as if that delegate voted for the person that they're bound to, period," the Post quoted Priebus telling NBC News.
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