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The effort to stop Trump has been ongoing at state-level delegations, with battles to identify and recruit supports and party representatives as delegates to pledge to anyone but Trump or stay unpledged until the first vote.
Republican leaders have also started an effort to discredit Trump’s argument that if he’s close to 1,237 delegates, he must be given the nomination. They point out more Republicans have voted against Trump than for him, his unfavorability rating is sky-high, he loses in every credible poll to Hillary Clinton, and most importantly the rules are the rules.
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