I’m disappointed but fascinated all the same to watch the insane lengths to which some hallucinating Republican morons will go to get Hillary Clinton elected President of the United States simply because they don’t like Donald Trump. Politics is indeed a blood sport and many participants are willing to dishonestly abase and embarrass themselves in public if that will satisfy their impossible fantasies.
Now there are reportedly hundreds of delegates to the Republican convention who openly seek to disavow their solemn legal obligation to vote for Trump on the first ballot. In short, they think they can get away with nullifying the voting results in the many state primary contests that Trump won. They want to stiff the voters in their own party who are relying on them to honestly perform their legal duties.
Trump won Virginia's primary in March. Carroll B. Correll, a Virginia delegate to the convention has actually filed a class-action lawsuit challenging his state law that commits him to backing the presumptive nominee. This moron served as a campaign co-chairman for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He’s still sore because his candidate lost so he’s trying to weasel out on his commitment to his own Party.
How this guy found an attorney to bring on this laughingly frivolous case is beyond me, but he apparently found a disreputable one. They’re out there. His complaint states that: “Correll believes that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President of the United States and that voting for Donald Trump would therefore violate Correll’s conscience. Accordingly, Correll will not vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot, or any other ballot, at the national convention.”
Now if Correll came to me and said that, I’d tell him that he has a simple remedy. Just resign his commission as a delegate, don’t go to the convention, and don’t vote for Trump or anyone else. Let someone who has a modicum of human integrity take his place. It’s that simple. But he’s not interested in integrity; he wants to be a weasel and vote for Cruz even though Cruz has lost and he’s obligated by Virginia law to vote for Trump.
That law provides in pertinent part: delegates are bound to vote on the first ballot for the candidate receiving the most votes in the primary “unless that candidate releases those delegates and alternates from such vote.” Correll claims this violates his First Amendment rights. So he’s seeking an injunction to exempt him from criminal penalties under Virginia law or possible retaliatory litigation by Trump for backing another candidate on the first ballot.
He knew what the law was when he sought to become a delegate. He knew exactly what his obligations would be. He enjoys no First Amendment right to be a delegate. You weren’t, for example, selected as a delegate. Does that violate your First Amendment rights? Hell no!
Correll’s claim is baseless, groundless; ridiculous on its face. It’s frivolous. His lawsuit should be summarily dismissed. He should be financially sanctioned. His attorney should be disciplined by the bar and have his license to practice law revoked.
There should be consequences for bringing frivolous lawsuits and engaging in dump Trump hallucinations.