Why Dump Trump effort faces likely defeat at GOP convention


WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and the GOP are on track to defeat a move by insurgents to head off his nomination at this month’s Republican National Convention.

Far from giving up, the “Dump Trump” forces are continuing to seek new supporters and are spending money to run ads, hire staff and set up office space near the GOP convention site in Cleveland to try to upend the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

But it will be hard for them to succeed.

They seem far outnumbered among delegates, and the Republican Party establishment has stacked the pivotal convention rules committee with party loyalists. And GOP leaders are preparing proposals of their own that would protect Trump’s nomination.

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