Delegate reacts to Campaign 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Donald Trump is the last GOP presidential nominee standing, but there are still questions swarming around what happens to those delegates who were planning to vote for Cruz in a brokered National GOP Convention.

On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign followed by Governor John Kasich who suspended his campaign Wednesday.  Most of the Georgia delegates are bound to vote for Trump on the first ballot at the GOP National Convention in July.

Questions linger about what will happen to the delegates who are pledged to vote for the suspended candidates.  Joseph Brannan is a delegate in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District.

In the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts, two delegates are bound to vote for Trump and one for Cruz.

“We don’t know yet based on him just suspending his campaign what that third delegate does.  Do we go in there and we all still vote the same way?” Brannan said.

If Trump doesn’t get the 1,237 votes from delegates, there would be a second ballot where delegates could vote for the candidate of their choice.  Brannan says it looks like Trump will be getting the 1,237 votes he needs to clinch the nomination.

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