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State Rep Geoff Diehl discuss Donald Trump's chances to avoid a Contested Convention

Apr 7, 2016|

State Rep Geoff Diehl discuss Donald Trump's chances to avoid a Contested Convention

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It gives away. Well joining us lose right right. Joining us this morning is state representative. Jeffrey deal and odd Jeff it's good to have you with us this morning thanks for joining us. You bet a Donald Trump supporter. I wanted to I want everybody to know and I one of the things that I thought was interesting coming out of from. Yesterday's news cycle. Represented it was that. There were apparently is some kind of infighting or a bit and maybe infighting is too strong a word but there is some tension within the Donald to trump. Camp and we haven't really heard much about that kind of thing. It didn't do you know anything more about it. You know what you haven't heard more about it because that you can artificial story and in an assembly committee as it. Number culture of the masters campaign I'm telling you there hasn't been any problems we've. We you know were preparing for the April 30 Massachusetts delegate selection we have you know plan in place we have people you know getting ready to get their vote. So quit benefiting yearning to attract right now. I think that they're glad we could you do everybody's been looking this you know it's been up pylon trump you know sort of that time period. But look he's about to like PH is mentioned head right into Israel oust. Not just New York for New Jersey Pennsylvania I mean everything could be your own deal more better for us down Trump's campaign right now option and by donating your time that it. An article which in any estate saying that dump truck. Actually the only one now. Contracts still at 1237. As far as billions and he got 420 you're 42 to 47% of the remaining delegates out there. To get that so that the story can keeps getting pushed Shia side note first that the there's more salacious but the there's really not been nothing dangling out of the campaign I can tell you that. You know that the expression is that there's no there there I read that article in Politico and as you go through and it's. It's total speculation. Of course there's going to be internal assurances whenever you have that many people. But it was if you read through in the look closings totaled 100% speculation at the end of the article. They paid a site Cory Lewis Belsky. I was saying basically it's normal that one primaries are finished in certain states used lay off certain people and any kind of regroup for the next some people remain those who earn it he points out. And those who didn't earn the right to move on are let go I thought that was well said from her. You know exactly fact that how this campaign has been different that I don't want that they've been so efficient in Ava and moving. From one thing to the next and and for the most part I think that's just let everything they've they've been going to win that team that court she. And what happened to this up to that state afterwards to do their delegates selection footing with what Ted good news campaign team has been trying to put. We're gonna come in and scoop up all these delegates after they move onto the next state that doesn't matter I mean what's gonna happen is to. I'm Donald Trump is gonna have. Either the 1237 plus or he's going to be so close there's been reported in the worst cases. He'll be about forty delegates shy that is within two with two months ago I mean cute seven of the last day of primary voting and then you've got. But ended July Atlanta convention executive Donald Trump too much. To negotiate to get the remaining you know handful of delegates he needs whereas. But it could we'll have to do some serious deal making appear to try to get to 1237. And somehow you surpassed our trumps. By the convention I think a lot lot easier for Duncan to do this I think that. I think in the contested convention I think that you really. Just any at this point immediate story and I don't think anybody really sees except for the crews campaign because that's their last shot at trying to be the nominee. Well even though it's even though that political story is speculation. You I think a lot of people from the outside or just analyzing the campaign and who read specifically what was that the New York magazine piece campy yes it's a rational act it's irrational expectation for this campaign to develop a more serious tone. As coach shared do you kind of have those same views do you get frustrated sometimes I mean. This the party is the damn low budget kind of family atmosphere epic campaign right. That you need approval to the way had a sick of integrating yeah they are happy but no I don't think it can be living that I've been you know I've run four times myself profits I know how. You you know you need to work efficiently and have. Every resource available at the end for the push which the club team has but again. Until people get involved in the campaign as to how these things are lining it's mostly volunteers are involved the state and it's a core group of people that are working backward group has stated. You know in place since the beginning and it they've been reliable context for me in Massachusetts when we won. 49 point 6% of the vote the highest percentage so far I think New York is gonna probably blow it out of the water that but we did very well here would again limited resources because. Don't trump as a great messaging and he attracts a lot of great volunteers we get the word out to the phone banking how much. The jet while I'm up against breaking news stay with this forward the next segment. OK I want to talk to you when we come back you have this inside scoop on how this whole delegate in these can work here in the state of Massachusetts. So I wanna hear more from you about how that process is gonna work we're talking with state representative Jeff deal. It's a 743 here in the WRKO Boston knocked a morning job. I. 37 FM HD till. Did you know that some people who got a ton of credit card debt actually don't have to pay it all off. And most of them don't even know it. You find out if your one of these people for free. Cole credit associates now for free information number is 180901198. Trust me you're gonna wanna make this call before you pay another cent. If you have more than 5000 dollars in credit card debt and you can't pay it all off you may be one of the people who don't have to do you may be able to reduce your debt to just a fraction of what you owe. 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They vote or whose delegates will be so. Oh. Oh we did. All right let's hold on for just a second here cruises crew just pulled the plug it in fact a that. The state reps holds this whole commercial break and that we lose in the second we come back on but I know he'll he'll call us right back. Lou it is is he was just about to say you know each state is different. I didn't realize that the New Hampshire you actually voting for the delegates at the same time. But in this state when I'm anxious to ask you about two. Is you know whether or not these individuals are bound on that first ballot vote when they get to the convention I think he's back. Now represented a very there. Yes OK that's I know probably as close as it was New Hampshire for example looks at the Massachusetts. We selected delegates in the secondary process until April 30. There will be nine pockets is one per congressional district. Where we select three. Delegates and then three alternate delegates. They'll go to the convention that is the top three when everybody focusing on so there's just 27. Delegates being elected on Saturday April 30. And there proportion currently by the way beat each candidate one vote so in Massachusetts style trumped it 22 delegates. And what trump people trying to do is is to win those when he slides plus. The only two in the additional slots to sign additional slots because. Even that they have to vote for crews in the first round that they need in second third round or whatever make the Atlantic City convention. They would then I get to vote for trump as well but the other campaigns are doing the same thing they're hoping to win. A downtrend slot so that if after the first round honor bound to vote for Donald Trump. Anecdotes of the second and third valor beyond the and they can vote for their candidates so it. Talent of any election although Reagan in each of the congressional districts. Representative bright part dot com is reporting this morning I've that had trouble fall fifty approximately fifty to a hundred delegates short. Of the magic you know 1237 I'm with you I think he's going to make it over that threshold not by much but he'll make it over that threshold but just. Hypothetically if he does fall fifty to 100. Why delegates short. I've seen technically I guess they can take it away from him if they it's if someone negotiates delegates away from him which I understand Ted Cruz campus working now behind the scenes. But can they really will will that that's not going to help whoever the nominee if he's that close yet that short what do you think. Yes so here's the thing I mean in this new one that's frustrated in an underreported I think. For example Bernie Sanders right now is percentage wise closer to Hillary Clinton. Then Ted Cruz is. I delegate count to Donald Trump so even as Cancun which is somehow in delegate elections around the country. Somehow it he's a few more delegates had committed him in the second or third round it really doesn't make a difference if the first round. Is that you really have the first round. EL LE. Everything that RNC is gonna try to deal with I don't think it. When you see the plurality that cut down comes gonna go to convention with I don't see them wanting to match at all. With a record he'll be having this significant delegate count coming in. And trying to then rip apart the party can I be much rather try to help them just actually move the remaining you know 405060. Whatever it is 200 delegates. The tribunal basically tell the people all around the country who voted in record numbers. That they were wrong and that we should get in the Yeltsin. So you know I think could present a much tougher pass to try to patched together. The good hundreds of delegates he would need to get control presented by convention time purchased ultra. So that being said I agree once again I mean. We are going great that we are out of Donald Trump's you know. W you know count here where it didn't eastern states can get a racquet up the moment we'll be back with him and I really think this reveals a very shortly. Represented let me ask you know when we knew we choose these delegates and they go to the convention than are they bound in the first round. To go with whomever they play you pledged or who's won the state. Are they bound by that in this state. Yeah I mean in this state that's exactly what happens they have to vote in fact. Well with a distinct four years ago with Mitt Romney he was obviously you know the governor here in Massachusetts as it was not pretty much a limb by his shorts he wonders about all the delegates. But the Ron Paul people who want to try to create some sort of brokered convention. They did coming in and a lot of states and in that situation there very successfully actually won. Delegate seats in eight of the nine congressional district so when those billions to elect and they went down to. They're the kind of Tampa. Days you know were bound to vote for Mitt Romney in the first round and ultimately there was no second or third round of ballot. So they openly you weren't able to do anything they wanted to do but I targeting Ron Pollack conversations. But yes whoever is elected has built for downtrend 22 of them at least capital for Donald Trump. And then the remaining five can vote for would have to look at it prudent Marco Rubio and immediately came to one of watching so I mean it's. It's it is. That's just not first cotton and that's just on the first vote that's just on the first right. It the DNC is headed it for Hillary Clinton with their with their super delegates that they I think they're creating them as they go along as has Bernie Sanders inches closer on represented what do you thing. Well yeah if you look at real clear politics and Hillary Clinton went from double digit our chances of winning the nomination she kind of sport encouraged 4% excellent they're really well. You know quietly and and so he's been adding ST after sitting at six of the last seven something like that. So it's it's a story that really I mean I think they'll hear in just thinking that I was at at this point in time. Obama President Obama had about the same delegate count. And Bernie Sanders. So it really I think you couldn't have been trying to activity the inevitable nominee. And the DNC had been compliant with giving her the super delegates up front. But I think what's happening is very similar to for your groups or eight years ago. That there could be very good chances finished it's slipping here but you know that he's an uphill climb however he's going into it and we'll outselling New York's state. Is not Hillary Clinton's hometown she is not some people actually thought going into this so I think he's okay but it never really big. Primary days in New York coming up. Like his Jewish faith he's not embracing his New York roots for some strange reason. Well we'll see what they act as. But you know on and Sony and even when you put them dark around him back in New York I'd take it might mindlessly hate the Yankees and that. Unit at a war civil wars say he likes the Mac says. And I think again. This thing is gonna probably be wrapped up after we get through the northeast states California who is it is in June 7 accident excuse you it's. And it's account and we expect it will it was a moment. This thing won't be. Wait a great integrity conventional music they want to. Representative Jeff deal thanks so much for being part of the show. Take Eva here.