Hey, this idiot knew the rules from the beginning. Just because his candidate lost, is no reason to try and exempt himself from the rules. The people have spoken. A Virginia delegate to this summer’s Republican National Convention filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law which commits him to backing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
If he doesn’t like the rules, he should get out.
Carroll B. Correll, who served as a campaign co-chair for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Virginia’s 10th congressional district, is seeking class action status for his suit on behalf of the commonwealth’s 49 Republican delegates and 110 Democratic delegates.
At issue is a Virginia law that states “Delegates and alternates shall be bound to vote on the first ballot at the national convention for the candidate receiving the most votes in the primary unless that candidate releases those delegates and alternates from such vote.”
Correll, who argues in his complaint that Trump is “unfit to serve” as President, claims the law violates his right to free speech. He’s seeking an injunction that would exempt him from criminal penalties under Virginia law or possible retaliatory litigation by Trump for backing another candidate on the first ballot.
Trump won Virginia’s primary in March, narowly defeating Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and scooping 17 delegates in the process.
Correll’s attorneys, who filed the lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia, have asked for the case to be expedited in the hope of getting a ruling for the start of the convention in Cleveland July 18.