Elections

Cruz Sweeps Colorado Congressional Delegate Take

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] managed to sweep the majority of all the delegate slots from Colorado’s seven congressional districts by Friday night. Cruz-favored delegates won 21 of the 37 delegate posts at the state’s GOP convention in Colorado Springs over a course of three days this past week.

The Texas senator specifically garnered 12 delegates on Friday — three each from four districts that had gatherings on Friday. Cruz previously won nine delegates at three other district meetings last week.

According to the The Wall Street Journal, 17 of those 21 delegates are bound to Cruz, so they must cast their ballots for Cruz in the first round of voting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The Texas Republican’s presidential primary rivals, Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were shut out of each set of the three delegate posts in all of the congressional districts over the course of the past week during the convention.

The Trump camp struggled to gain a footing at the congressional conventions earlier in the week from a series of reported missteps, but Trump supporters blame what they believe to be a delegate process that was unfair to the New York businessman.

“This is Cruz country,” Charles Prignano, a Trump-proposed delegate whose name was misspelled on the campaign’s slate, bemoaned to The Washington Post.

These delegates were won at congressional conventions over the past week culminating on Friday. The Colorado Republican State Convention on Saturday awards 13 more delegates. The most senior party officials fill the three remaining delegate posts.

Cruz is expected to be the sole GOP candidate to give remarks at the convention Saturday.

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