TRUMP DELEGATES, ELIGIBILITY LAWSUITS, BROKERED CONVENTION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 2, 2016) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email contacted the Republican National Committee (RNC) to ask several questions, some of which emanated from a report by political strategist Roger Stone made to Infowars and Breitbart News.
Stone told both outlets that a plan is afoot to derail the candidacy of businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump, who leads in the current delegate count in the Republican primaries. “A new superPAC has dumped $10 million dollars into blistering negative TV ads against Trump in the last three days. The Koch brothers and their associates deny funding the effort but they denials are questionable at best. The New York Times reported Sunday that the Rubio and Kasich campaigns are now openly planning on a ‘brokered convention” to stop Trump in the back rooms in Cleveland. The New York Daily News reported that Barbara Bush has vowed revenge against Trump for ending the ‘low energy’ campaign of her son Jeb, the anointed one and that the Bush clan is all-in in the effort to stop Trump. The News reported that Jeb may transfer the $25 to $30 million in SuperPAC funds he has left to an anti-Trump effort,” Stone wrote in an article co-authored with Ed Martin.
Upon making a connection with the RNC, The Post & Email was greeted by a courteous male intern who asked for our contact information and the type of questions to which we were seeking responses as a member of the media. We were placed on hold for a brief time, then provided the email address of RNC national media representative Allison Moore.
We sent Moore the following email, referencing Stone’s reproduced work.
|From:||Sharon Rondeau (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Sent:||Wed 3/02/16 1:17 PM|
Hello, I operate an online newspaper and have the following questions:
1. Is it true that the RNC is displeased with the number of votes garnered by Donald Trump and plans to direct his delegates to someone else at the convention?http://www.targetliberty.com/2016/03/roger-stone-romney-will-enter-late.html
2. Are there plans for a “brokered convention?” If so, what is the procedure that would be followed?
3. Are there plans to change “Rule 40-B” at any point?
4. Will the RNC address the questions, ballot challenges and lawsuits which have arisen claiming that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not “natural born Citizens?”
Ancillary note: While Canadian-born Cruz claims U.S. citizenship and “natural born Citizen” status through his U.S.-citizen mother, Rubio cannot make the same claim, having been born in the U.S. to two non-U.S. citizens. How can both claim to qualify, given the difference in their birth circumstances? Has the RNC researched the historical reason(s) for including that clause in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution?
Through FOIA requests, I have tried to verify that Cruz is at least a U.S. citizen but have been unable to obtain any documentation stating same. A certified letter sent to the Cruz campaign last April was ignored.
5. Can the RNC confirm that Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and others are working to defeat Trump and possibly back a latecomer to the race such as Mitt Romney?
Thank you very much.
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 113
Canterbury, CT 06331-0113
The Post & Email will report if and when a response is received.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.