Donald Trump's campaign chairman said this morning that the "Never Trump" movement within the Republican Party is "nevermore" and there will be no challenge at next week's GOP Convention in Cleveland.
"I expect it to be extremely entertaining and not as well-scripted as it has been in the past", said Katon Dawson, a former chair of the South Carolina Republican Party who has served as a delegate to every convention since 2004.
Curly Haugland, a Rules Committee member, wrote the book Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate, arguing that GOP delegates have historically always retained the power to vote their conscience.
A final vote, directed at another section of convention rules, reinforced the right of the Republican party to bind delegates to the results of state primaries and caucuses.
"What we did yesterday in Rules was really not only the right thing to do, it was the moral thing to do - but politically, it was easy to do because the delegates to these Rules Committees are saying, OK, what are the issues?" It was never in doubt: "convention will honour will of people & nominate @realdonaldtrump", Peter Manafort, Mr Trump's campaign manger, declared in a message on Twitter.
"I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention", Tebow said. Trump, as the presumptive nominee, is expected to address the convention Thursday night. But the anti-Trumpers have already sustained their first major convention defeat by being shut down in that very committee.
The NeverTrumpers' effort to unbind delegates from supporting their states' primary winners by inserting a "conscience clause" was soundly defeated. If they succeed, then there is one last opening. "Hopefully we can bring them back under the tent", added Gruters. Trump's campaign had invited the Heisman trophy victor to be among more than 60 people speaking at the event, the New York Times reported.
As for us? Well, Elite Daily will be attending the Republican National Convention next week, as well as the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the week after.
But the excitement in the Republican Party goes beyond the RNC.
"There's a variety of areas we could be assigned to", she said.
Q: Trump will announce his vp choice soon-any ideas whom he is most likely to pick? There was no guarantee that they would have won a floor vote.
As National Review's David French wrote, "Some delegates maintain that Trump's failure to unite the party, run a less gaffe-ridden campaign, and organize grassroots support over the last two months have changed the landscape that delegates face".
"I'm honored, honestly, to be part of Ohio's delegation", Hawkins said. "And, you know, that's largely what the theme is and largely what we're going to be talking about".