Gov. Jan Brewer FURIOUS after what Cruz is able to pull off In Arizona–a state he lost to Trump

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“I got cheated!”

After Donald Trump received nearly twice the votes of Ted Cruz at Saturday’s Arizona Republican convention, the Texas senator walked away with a significant majority of the delegates from that state, KTAR reported.

Cruz took nearly all the state’s 28 at-large delegates and basically split the 27 selected by congressional district.

Former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Trump supporter, was livid as the results were announced, indicating that she’d lost her first election in 35 years.

“I got cheated!” she shouted. “I got cheated.”

However, as KTAR reported:

The victory was mainly strategic for Cruz since all 58 Arizona delegates are required to vote for Trump on the first national ballot because he won the state’s primary. There are three automatic delegates, including state party Chairman Robert Graham.

With Trump at nearly 1,000 national delegates out of 1,237 he needs to win the presidential nomination outright after recent sweeps of five eastern states, even Cruz’s Arizona backers believe Saturday’s effort is likely to be for naught.

 

“It’s most likely that Trump will be the next president, but I’m trying my hardest for it to be Cruz,” state Rep. David Livingston, a Cruz supporter told reporters.

After calls for a re-vote were rejected, Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit said a challenge is nonetheless possible.

“The Trump campaign is very unhappy with the results,” DeWit, who also chairs Trump’s Arizona campaign said. “We don’t feel that this was a fair process. The Trump button got checked more than any other, so why do we have so few delegates?”

The Arizona Republic’s Yvonne Wingett-Sanchez reported:

Cruz’s Arizona campaign chairman, Constantin Querard, said it all came down to mathematics.

“They lost because of math, not because of malfeasance,” he told reporters. “If you take the people that want Cruz, and you add to them the people who don’t want Trump, that’s a majority in just about any room in America.”

Robert Graham, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, agreed and said the election was run fairly. Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich merely combined their votes for the Cruz victory.

Arizona Republic national political reporter Dan Nowicki tweeted:

“Mr. DeWit is making a habit of making outlandish comments to try to crush the integrity of a great meeting,” Graham said. “This was a very pronounced victory for the Cruz-Kasich slates. If it was close, then you might say `Hey, one person here, one person there,’ but this was a commanding victory.”

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