Report: Anti-Trump forces plotting to turn Cleveland convention upside down

Delegates who are opposed to the nomination of Donald Trump as president plan to stir up trouble at this week’s Republican National Convention.

The anti-Trump forces were reluctant to disclose to The Washington Post specifics of what is being planned, out of fear that GFOP brass may find ways to thwart their operations.

Nonetheless, “Something is going to happen on Monday,” said Dane Waters, head of Delegates Unbound, a group that sought to allow delegates to vote their conscience rather than be bound to their state’s caucus and primary votes.

This comes despite predictions to the contrary from the Trump camp.

“This convention is going to be a unifying convention. You’re going to see over the next five days the party coming together. I’m talking about on the convention floor, at the podium, and the distraction of the rules fight and the platform fight were just distractions. They were never threats,” Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said.

Louisiana delegate Gwen Bowen told The Post that other delegates she’s talked to plan to slow the convention down to a crawl by using procedural maneuvers.

Such maneuvers may include the introduction of four to six “minority reports,” which are reportedly being drafted.

The Post reported:

A minority report can be introduced by members of the convention’s three committees on rules, the party platform and credentials. Usually, the reports detail a proposal that was rejected by one of the committees.

 

“It is clear that the RNC wants to take total control of the party,” said Bowen, who was a member of the rules committee. “They would not even allow speaking on it. What is right and fair and transparent is when you let people speak.”

Colorado rules committee member Kendal Unruh agreed.

“To sound like Donald Trump — they rigged it,” Unruh, who was also the Free the Delegates founder, said. “The very thing they scream about is the very thing they did. I want to make this point extraordinarily clear: What a bunch of liars they revealed themselves to be.”

But RNC officials categorically reject those claims.

“I know that people are upset when they lose, but the bottom line is that in nearly every case, a majority of the grass-roots won on motions,” RNC communications director Sean Spicer said.

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