As the election draws closer, it's looking more likely that none of the candidates will hit the magic number of 1237 delegates --- and a contested convention is in our future. If front-runner Donald Trump does not win on the first ballot of a contested convention, many pundits believe he doesn't have a chance on the second.
Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, co-host Stu Burguiere examined the delegates and the likelihood of them sticking with Trump throughout the convention --- or not.
The Delegate Breakdown
• 10% of delegates are chosen by the candidate
• 16% of delegates are directly elected
• 55% of delegates are selected at the state and local level
• 12% of delegates are selected by the party
• 7% of delegates are RNC committee members
The first two groups --- chosen by the candidate and directly elected --- are likely to stick with Trump on a second ballot, locking in 26 percent. Trump does not do well with very conservative voters, which represent the biggest block of remaining delegates --- 55 percent. Many of these are local Tea Party people. Party officials in the RNC are not huge Trump fans either. That potentially leaves 74 percent of the delegates up for grabs on a second ballot at the convention --- and the majority would most likely go to Cruz.
“So all signs point to Ted Cruz winning on a second ballot,” Stu said.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program: