The heated controversy over the method of obtaining delegates to support a particular candidate at the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland promises to reach the boiling point. The recent revelation that Cruz received all 34 delegates in Colorado has invigorated Trump supporters who are now claiming that the process is rigged– many feel their votes are not counting. Republican National Committee spokespeople are saying that the nominating process has been known for a year or beyond. Senator Cory Gardner (Rep. Colorado), has severely criticized Trump for calling the system rigged, but he is an establishment politician and a Cruz backer– his words when measured against these biases, mean little.

Democracy is defined as “a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.” More to the point, the word democracy means “a control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.” Applying this standard definition to the situation undergoing now with the Republican process, it is crystal clear to us why Trump supporters are upset– if the system is not rigged, it certainly is proceeding atypical to a democratic process. The issue is further complicated by the known fact that the “establishment” core of the Republican party is actively working towards defeating Donald Trump. The process is shabby, at the least.

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