After winning four of the five primaries on Tuesday, Donald Trump got some amazing news that the GOP never saw coming.
According to Infowars, by winning the Northern Marianas primary, Trump became the first and only GOP candidate to win the majority of delegates in eight primaries, meaning he meets the requirements of the GOP’s Rule 40.
Rule 40, governs how the GOP nomination process works, and it states that a candidate must “demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states [including territories], severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.”
In order to meet the standards of Rule 40, Ted Cruz needs to win the majority of delegates in four more primaries and John Kasich needs the majority in eight. It is extremely unlikely that either of them will be able to do this.
In an ironic twist, the Republican National Committee set up Rule 40 back in 2012 to ensure that establishment favorite Mitt Romney pulled ahead of Ron Paul, but it has now come back to bite them in a big way. Now, the GOP establishment is considering rewriting the rules of the convention to take Trump down.
“Think of it like an NFL game: as the clock runs out on the voting, we think we know the winner, but before a winner is announced, the referees get to discuss how the rules will be applied,” Philip Bump of The Fix reported. “Maybe they decide that what constitutes winning is ‘most yardage gained by passing’ — but that one of the team’s quarterbacks is ineligible for consideration.”
“It’s a ridiculous example, but it’s not entirely inaccurate: The Rules Committee could make the nomination rules into nearly anything they wish,” he added.
Regardless of what the GOP does, it looks like Trump is unstoppable at this point. SHARE if you’re voting Trump in 2016!