Election by Numbers: Rubio's Delegates

The narrative is being set by Donald Trump's campaign to spin a loss of delegates as theft. Trump became upset with the news that, despite winning the state of Louisiana weeks ago, Cruz has been awarded more delegates. Trump threatened to sue, claiming the nomination is being stolen from him.

Monday on The Glenn Beck Program, co-host Stu Burguiere broke down the delegate math, and how it’s being played by the book.

Rubio's Delegates

With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign, many wonder what happened to his pledged delegates. The answer is a little complicated, but bottom line is some are bound to certain ballots and some are not.

• 29 unbound (free to vote for whomever they like)

• 92 bound for one ballot

• 9 bound for two ballots

• 34 bound until Rubio releases them

If Trump Has Plurality of Delegates, Shouldn’t He Win Nomination?

Trump is not a fan of this process, but it's been the standard on assigning delegates when candidates leave the race. However, Trump wants to change the process, claiming Washington elites are going to deny him the nomination.

The Name of the Game Is Winning

Stu used the NFL and the Carolina Panthers as an example to show why Trump shouldn't consider the delegate process "stealing" the nomination. The Panthers had the best record in the NFL last season; however, they lost the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos. The requirement to be champion is winning the Super Bowl not winning more games, just as winning the nomination requires securing the majority, not a plurality of delegates.

Is Trump the Runaway Favorite?

Donald Trump currently has a strong lead in the delegate count, but is he the odds on favorite to become the Republican nominee? Here are a few numbers that show he might not be.

• 32 states have voted and in every state, more people voted for other candidates than Donald Trump

• 21 million votes have been cast, with only 8 million going to Trump

• Cruz, Kasich and even Rubio still have higher approval ratings and lower negative numbers than Trump

Wisconsin Polls

Wisconsin is up next to vote on April 5. A few polls shed light on where the candidates stand.

• Emerson Poll: Cruz 36, Trump 35

• Washington Free Beacon Poll: Cruz 36, Trump 31

• FiveThirtyEight.com: Cruz has an 81% chance of winning

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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