Idaho Delegation Not Participating In Cruz Petition

Jul 19, 2016

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Idaho delegates to the Republican National Convention say they have not been asked to sign a petition to have Texas Sen. Ted Cruz nominated as the GOP's presidential candidate.

Furthermore, Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he's been promised by the state's Cruz leadership team that Idaho delegates will not participate in any anti-Donald Trump demonstrations or walkouts during the nominating process.

Instead, Yates says the Idaho delegation will honor their duties and follow convention decorum during their stay in Cleveland.

Cruz won the state's primary in March, but Idaho's prominent Republicans are backing Trump. Cruz secured 20 of the state's 32 delegates while Trump captured just 12 delegates. Cruz has since ended his presidential campaign.