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

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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