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Only Nine Percent of North Dakota GOP Convention Attendees Supported Trump

Our Principles PAC, which has been a sponsor of this site, has been doing brilliant work not just keeping Trump from breaking through his ceiling of support, but lowering that ceiling. They were at it again in North Dakota and Katie Packer again is owed thanks from the #NeverTrump contingent.

North Dakota was a battle over delegates at the state convention, not just a primary. Our Principles PAC went in and identified the attendees, touched them through literature drops and phone calls, and made the case that supporting Trump would be destroying the GOP.

They had a very strong presence throughout the convention and with delegates ahead of time through their field operation.

My friend Brian Baker, who serves as a senior advisor to Our Principles PAC, tells me, “This campaign is coming down to a ground game battle for delegates. We will fight for every last delegate vote all the way to Cleveland. We are committed to making sure Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee and that the GOP wins the White House this fall with a principled conservative. Republicans at the North Dakota Convention rejected Trump, just like the entire Republican base will do this summer in Cleveland.”

Most remarkably, Our Principles PAC tells me that as they progressed in the state they did polling of the attendees to the GOP convention. They found that only nine percent of those attending the North Dakota Republican State Convention supported Trump.

That’s pretty amazing and also reflects what is happening in other states and why Trump is losing in the delegate race. People who have actually committed themselves to improving the GOP do not like Trump.

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