Rule 40 Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Liam Donovan
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After reading https://thebuckleyclub.com/the-mechanics-of-a-contested-convention-5f23e148d9e5#.mi89x0fd2, I’m wondering why anyone pays attention to any rule other than 32. The majority of delegates does whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it, and if you don’t have a majority you don’t have any way to shorten the game. Seems like that combination means that there are no other rules worth caring about. In particular, caring about “bound” delegates seems to be a complete waste of time at best; at worst it’s going to lead you to conclusions that are utterly wrong. Trump (or Cruz, or just about any other American citizen over 35) need to have a majority of delegates willing to vote for them. That’s it.

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