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Ted Cruz wins all 34 Colorado delegates, voters have no say in the outcome

April 10, 2016

  It is being reported in this story that Ted Cruz has been awarded all of Colorado’s delegates.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept the Colorado GOP convention, winning all 13 of the state’s at-large delegates.

And after also winning all 21 delegates awarded at the congressional district conventions throughout the week, the Texas senator leaves Colorado with a complete shutout of his opponents. 

In a statement Saturday night, Cruz said the win proves that Republicans are coming together behind him. 

“Today was another resounding victory for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who care about the future of our country,” Cruz said in the statement. “Utah, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and tonight’s incredible results in Colorado have proven this: Republicans are uniting behind our campaign because they want a leader with real solutions who will bring back jobs, freedom, and security.”

  Colorado has a convoluted system for choosing its delegates: the state holds congressional district conventions to award 21 delegates and then a GOP convention to award the remaining 13 delegates. Apparently Colorado voters are not part of the Republican Presidential primary process and unless you are a part of the Republican party you do not have a voice.

It seems like a pretty screwed up system if you ask me, and if I were a Colorado voter I would not be happy, but this system was adopted last year and while Donald Trump is crying foul he should have known how the process worked in that state and he should have better prepared. You can read more about how the Colorado caucuses and how work here and here if you so choose.

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  1. April 10, 2016 9:29 pm

    This just plays into Trump’s message that the system is broken and corrupt. Cruz is pathetic if he thinks his win in Colorado means anything significant other then he won delegates. If Sanders and Trump are cast aside then boycott the Nov. election do not vote for anyone. We will have an illegitimate President and Congress. It is not a government for and by the people it’s a kleptocracy.

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    • April 11, 2016 5:16 am

      All this victory showed us was that the GOP is in charge of the primary in Colorado, it was not a victory by Cruz from a voter standpoint but they are much needed delegates.

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