Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican Party, clashed with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus over the delegate requisite. Trump stated, “I think if I am a few short (delegates) and somebody else has 300, 400 or 500, it’s very unfair.”
The defense of Trump is that there are several candidates, and the presidential race started with 17 candidates.
Trump, which may be right this time, stated, “There are so many candidates, it’s very hard to get to that number.” Speaking on the same show with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Trump and Priebus clashed at this point in the discussion following Trump stating, “My supporters would be disenfranchised if he led but was short on the necessary delegates.”
“Plurality is a minority and the minority doesn’t choose for the majority,” stated Priebus. “You have to have the majority of delegates to be nominee. It’s 50 percent plus one,” he continued. Priebus had to suffer through a multi-ballot election before becoming the party chairman. The chairman had to go through seven ballots before finally winning chair.
“I was never behind, but no one called me the winner on the second, third, fourth or fifth ballot,” stated Priebus. “I had to get the majority,” stated the chairman.
The chairman stated that in past instances, you had to let the process play out. “The minority doesn’t rule for the majority,” ended Priebus.
Trump currently holds the Republican lead with 678 delegates out of the 1,237 needed to be nominated. Cruz holds 423 delegates, with Kasich holding 143. There are currently 1,049 delegates remaining.