Politics Colorado GOP deletes #nevertrump tweet, pledges investigation

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    Moments after announcing that Ted Cruz had swept all 34 delegate slots at the Colorado GOP convention Saturday, the state party tweeted: "We did it. #NeverTrump."

    Within minutes, the tweet had been deleted.


    Steve House, the Colorado GOP chairman, insisted his staff had nothing to do with the tweet and is now investigating.

    "There's no way we tweeted that," House said, although he acknowledged that the state party was responsible for deleting it.


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    Even though it only existed in the ether of cyberspace for a few minutes, the optics of such a tweet coming from the neutral arbiter of Saturday's delegate selection process amidst a hard-fought trench war between Cruz and Donald Trump to secure the Republican presidential nomination rankled a number of Colorado Republicans.

    Several local GOP operatives were quick to suggest that the tweet, which was quickly deleted, was the work of the two young Republican operatives at D/CO, a newly formed Republican consulting firm that caters on outreach to Millennials. Caleb Bonham and Kyle Forti, who formed D/CO in December, just took over a number of clients from another local firm, Avinova, which used to assist the Colorado GOP with social media.

    But Forti denied that he or Bonham were responsible and said they don't have access to the state GOP's Twitter feed.

    While the tweet immediately drew a backlash, another mistake by the party itself could have a more lasting impact.

    That mistake centers around one prospective delegate, Larry Singer, who filed paperwork to run as a delegate in Colorado's 3rd congressional district. But when the election was held on Friday, Singer's name did not appear on the ballot. Somewhere along the way, someone had lost his paperwork.

    House tried to remedy the problem, placing Singer on the ballot to run for one of 13 at-large delegate slots up for grabs at Saturday's statewide assembly. As one of more than 600 delegates for those slots, Singer, not surprisingly, came up short.

    In that sense, he is not unlike almost every other person who filed papers to be a delegate. He is, however, unlike all the other delegate candidates in one way: he is the brother of Paul Singer, the New York City hedge fund magnate and one of the conservative movement's most coveted donors, often a 7-figure contributor and one of the funders of the conservative infrastructure that's been built in Colorado and across the country.

    "This is the one guy who wants to get on who the party should recognize we need to get on because he basically pays for all this," said one local GOP operative. "He wound up being number 600 [on the ballot] and he wasn't even listed on the program because they ran out of paper."

    According to House, Singer wasn't too upset about it.

    "I actually sat with him while we were waiting for the final results and he was in good spirits," House said. "He's a great guy."

    Most of the delegates elected were affiliated with Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a conservative organization with a history of flexing its organizing muscle in Colorado politics.

    Ironically, the group saw its chosen U.S. senate candidate, state senator Tim Neville, fail to make the ballot after giving a halting, poorly received speech and being out-shined by Darryl Glenn, an African-American El Paso County commissioner whose 10-minute stem-winder drew repeated ovations.


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    Too many words.
     
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    Just makes me like Trump more and hate repubs more
     
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    They are basically stealing trumps delegates away from him and disregarding the voters wishes in several states. I watched a you tube video just today of some old timers burning his GOP registration papers, in disgust at what he saw and heard when he went to a local GOP meeting . The GOP are basically destroying not only their party but any hope of winning the presidency. If they had united behind trump earlier they had a shot of beating clinton.

    The people who run the GOP are not stupid, they know exactly what they are doing, because they can't control trump through special interest money ,PACS etc etc so they are basically throwing this election . A friend of mine in the UK glances over US politics now and again, and he was saying today, he disagrees with trump on most things, but if you ignore what the voters want you are going into very dodgy potentially dangerous territory. He called it 'disgraceful'.

    The GOP are partly to blame for trump being where he is anyway because they nominated a succession of rubbish candidates for president and they have repeatedly lied and broke promises to the voters when candidates were elected to the senate, HOR. Now the voters have had enough. If they had honour they would hold their hands up, apologise and work with trump and get the best outcome they could for themselves and the voters, compromise with trump and those behind him and instead turn their fire against hilary and the dems.
     
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    The republicans remind me of Ned stark waltzing into the throne room with a piece of paper trying to denounce the king...

    Here, mr trump, you cannot launch a third-party campaign, because you have signed this pledge... Yeah, we fucked you hard, but you signed the pledge.
     
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    Btw Colorado decided this on August.
     
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    Lyin Ted.
     
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    Both parties are putting the screw job on popular quasi-frontrunners. That shows how scared of outsiders and pulling the curtain back they are.

    That, and twitter is so fucking gay.
     
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    Cruz knew the rules and played by them. He did nothing out of line. In the meantime, Trump is tweeting - wwwaaaaaahhhhhh; not fair, I got cheated..:bounce:
     
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    Clearly Mutt posted the tweet. The Stupid Party has become the Ryan Fan Network.
     
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    This is the perfect election. Two "outsiders" on each side of the aisle getting good support, but likely will not get the nominations. Trump and sanders both need to run as independents. Want to see the republicans and democrats come together for once? I think that would do it!

    I remember in High school we got to pick from like 6 or 7 people for class president, i would live to have more than 2 choices when it comes to picking the leader of the country.
     
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    Yup. Hillary is corrupt and Cruz is a liar and a cheat.
     
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    Hope it's all worth it to the GOP fucksticks when Trump runs 3rd party and Dims win in a landslide.

    Fuck the GOP.