"In a way, this is a good news story, though not for Mr. Trump or even his supporters, but for those of us who think the Republican Party has grown so corrupt that it should no longer exist. The party has now fully exposed itself as unworthy of 'us.' It is, like the Democratic Party, merely a purely self-serving band of elitists who prey on the passions of the public. It's strange, perhaps ironic, that it took a billionaire to expose all this, and no matter what happens to Trump's nomination chances, we all owe him (and to a degree Bernie Sanders, as well) a debt of gratitude for giving us this instructive look "under the tent" to see how things really operate and how we've been 'had' by these two parasitic political tribes for too many decades. We can see the undeniable for what it is: presidential elections are a pretension, a sham, a charade.......well-designed to give the impression of a contest where there are winners and losers. BUT, the loser is not the candidate who fails to get enough electoral college votes, nor are the voters who voted for that person. AND, the winner is not the person who puts his/her hand on the Bible to take the oath of office on inauguration day, nor are his/her supporters. The winners are merely figureheads representing the really powerful Oz-like controllers who operate 'behind the curtain.'
Trump might be, would be, could be, might have been, one of the few who could not only expose all this, but at the same time, have the capability to change it and return the nation back to its citizen-roots. Regardless of Trump's success or failure to gain the GOP nomination, he has started a fire and it is a fire that I believe will ultimately consume the two "ruling" parties - which is what needs to be done if we are to avert the fiscal and societal calamity we are hurtling toward.
It is time for these two corrupt political establishments to be replaced." (Amen)
"So, in this batch of committed delegates, if the voting goes to a second
ballot, Donald Trump gets ZERO votes from North Carolina."
It actually doesn't make any difference: If Trump doesn't get the 1,237, say even 1, 236, (& one way or another the PTB will ensure this) he'll still get screwed., so might as well go third party now.
North Carolina awards 72 delegates. A portion of those, in the far
right column on the graphic, were awarded based on the primary vote. The
remainder, 33, consist of 30 chosen at-large at the state GOP
convention, May 6-8, plus three reserved for party leadership. The
selection of the 39 bound delegates is underway and will end on April
23. These 39 are only bound for the first ballot. As the Republican
Convention, barring some sort of a deus ex machina, is almost certainly
going to be contested, the actual loyalties of the delegates is more
important than who they are committed to on the first ballot.
So how is this working out for Donald Trump? Much as you might
expect. With 24 of 39 delegates slected, he’s getting his ass kicked by
John Kasich so far: