Republican National Convention rules member Curly Haugland, an unbound Republican delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s Rebecca Quick Wednesday that, “contrary to popular belief,” Republican voters don’t have a say in who the eventual nominee will be.
“I’ve heard from a lot of voters who say they feel if their votes got stolen, they would be very angry,” noted Quick. “I realize these have been the rules, but the time these rules were put in place was 1976. It’s been a long time since then.”
“Well, they’re still there,” retorted Haugland. “That’s the problem. The media has created the perception the voters will decide the nomination, and that’s the conflict here.”
“We are just one of the political parties — there’s many political parties — but political parties choose their nominee, not the general public. Contrary to popular belief.”