RNC Reminds Trump That Delegate Rules Were Set In October

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April 15, 2016 7:50 a.m.

In a Friday morning memo, the Republican National Committee reminded the presidential candidates that the rules for the presidential primary and delegate selection were set in October.

The memo does not mention Donald Trump by name, but it appears to be aimed at the candidate’s relentless complaints about the way Colorado delegates were allocated during the state’s convention earlier in April. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) secured all of the delegates up for grabs in the state.

“The rules surrounding the delegate selection have been clearly laid out in every state and territory and while each state is different, each process is easy to understand for those willing to learn it,” RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer wrote in the memo.

“It ultimately falls on the campaigns to be up to speed on these delegate rules. Campaigns have to know when absentee ballots are due, how long early voting lasts in certain states, or the deadlines for voter registration; the delegate rules are no different,” he added. “Whether delegates are awarded through a primary, caucus, or convention, this process is democracy in action and driven by grassroots voters across the country.”

The memo also lays out how delegates are selected in the remaining primary contests taking place in April.

The RNC memo follows an op-ed penned by Trump in the Wall Street Journal published on Thursday evening, in which he railed against the delegate selection process in Colorado and accused Cruz of supporting “voter disenfranchisement.”

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