Cruz Claims Victory In North Dakota Even Though Delegates Are Unbound

April 4, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed victory Sunday in the North Dakota Republican delegate race despite the fact that the state’s 25 delegates are not aligned to any candidate, according to CNN.

North Dakota Republicans selected state party chairman Kelly Armstrong to lead the state’s convention delegation, which includes 24 others. The New York Times reported that the state also has 3 superdelegates.

Cruz circulated a memo with 18 names who “were on a list of preferred delegates” for the Cruz campaign, CNN reported.

“I’m thrilled to have the vote of confidence of Republican voters in North Dakota who delivered such a resounding victory today,” Cruz said in a statement to CNN, despite the fact that delegates could change their minds in Cleveland.

CNN reported 10 or so delegates have voiced “some or solid public support” for the freshman senator.

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