RNC Chairman Reince Priebus rejected the Trumpian call for a plurality at the Republican National Convention. As Erick noted, 1,237 isn’t just a rule, it’s embedded in the party’s charters, based in state election law. It’s not going to change.
Priebus told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly:
Here’s the thing, the majority wins. The majority wins everywhere in this country. It’s how our country was founded. It’s what our founding fathers believed in. If it was good enough for Abraham Lincoln, it’s good enough in 2016. It’s not about wo gets the plurality. It’s about who gets the majority.