Two definitions for Donald Trump and his overexcited supporters to bear in mind as Cleveland approaches:
Plurality: the number of votes cast for a candidate who receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority.
Majority: a number that is greater than half of a total.
The longstanding party rules (which Trump promised to abide by) say the nominee is the candidate who has the majority—1,237 delegates–nothing more and nothing less. Needless to say, a plurality is not a majority.
Ergo, if Trump has only a plurality at the convention, he is not entitled to the nomination, and if he loses, he cannot legitimately claim that “the system is rigged” or that something was “stolen” from him. (Which probably won’t stop this unprincipled liar.) You cannot have something stolen from you that you never possessed in the first place.
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