Did Trump Just Commit A Major Error: Why Renouncing Republican Pledge Could Cost Him 50 Delegates  

As of this moment, Donald Trump has 736 delegates and is (mostly) smoothly sailing to the nomination with Ted Cruz almost 273 behind him at 463. However, there is suddenly an all too real chance that 273 lead can melt to as little as 173 with Trump’s delegate count dropping by 50 as a result of what happened during this week’s CNN townhall meeting when as previously reported, Trump reneged on his pledge to support the GOP candidate. The reason is that by doing so, he may have jeopardized his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates.As Time reports, the Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Though Trump won all of the state’s 50 delegates in the Feb. 20 primary, anti-Trump forces are plotting to contest their binding to Trump because of his threat on the pledge Tuesday.

Source: Did Trump Just Commit A Major Error: Why Renouncing Republican Pledge Could Cost Him 50 Delegates | Zero Hedge

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