Kansas GOP gathers to pick delegates amid debate about Trump

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans are gathering for a statewide meeting to pick the bulk of the state’s delegates to the GOP National Convention with long-time activists coming to terms with having Donald Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee.

The GOP’s State Committee was meeting Saturday to name 25 of 40 convention delegates. Most delegates are allocated to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won a decisive victory over Trump in the state’s March caucuses.

Twelve delegates were chosen in congressional district meetings and three are party leaders who automatically are Cruz delegates.

Cruz will have 24 of the state’s delegates to nine for Trump. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has six delegates and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has one.

State party rules bind the delegates to the candidates until the candidates formally release them.

 

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