Top Trump Convention Aide: We’ll Protest Results In Colorado, Missouri

April 18, 2016 7:40 a.m.

Paul Manafort, the Donald Trump campaign aide in charge of the candidate’s delegate strategy, said on Sunday that the campaign will file challenges to the results in Colorado and Missouri.

“We’ll be filing protests. Missouri, we’re going to be filing protests. Colorado, we’re going to be filing protests,” Manafort said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Trump has been railing against the convention process in Colorado, where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) secured all of the delegates up for grabs at the state’s Republican convention.

Manafort said on ABC that the Cruz campaign has “had to muscle things” and that in Colorado and Missouri, they were “not playing by their own rules.”

He also argued that Trump wins when the voters participate in a primary, as opposed to a caucus or the convention system used in Colorado.

“With Cruz, he wins the reddest of red states, where you have voterless primaries, where the rules favor, you know, organization versus appeal to the voters,” he said. “Trump wins in states that we have to win to win the presidency.”

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