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Ahead of the Republican Convention, Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  hallux  •  3 days ago  •  31 comments

By:   Sarah McCammon - NPR

Ahead of the Republican Convention, Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump

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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who unsuccessfully ran for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is releasing all 97 of her delegates and encouraging them to support former President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next week, a spokeswoman for Haley tells NPR.

Haley's encouragement to RNC delegates to back Trump was first reported by Politico. A spokeswoman for Haley says she will not attend the convention.

Spokeswoman Chaney Denton says Haley was “not invited, and she's fine with that. Trump deserves the convention he wants. She's made it clear she's voting for him and wishes him the best."

Haley was one of several Republican presidential primary rivals to Trump, and the last major candidate to withdraw from the GOP nominating contest.

She   initially refused to throw her weight behind him , saying he’d have to earn her support.

Ultimately, Haley   did say she would be voting for Trump   during a speech at the Hudson Institute, a think tank she joined after dropping out of the race. In May, she pledged to vote for Trump, adding that she hoped he would "reach out to the millions of people" who voted for her in the GOP nominating contests.

Haley is now urging the 97 delegates she earned in this year's primaries and caucuses to back Trump in the official nomination proceedings. In a statement, Haley said the convention is a “time for unity,” and said President Biden is “not competent” to serve another term.

While Haley is "releasing" the delegates, they may not be required to vote for Trump and may still choose to vote for Haley or back another Republican. In some cases delegates are bound to a candidate until the convention, based on state party rules.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    3 days ago

Alas the lady has become all Goneril and Regan with nary a touch of Cordelia.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.2  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @1    3 days ago
Alas the lady has become all Goneril and Regan with nary a touch of Cordelia.

Sadly, If she ever wants to run office  ever again she has to do that.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Krishna @1.2    3 days ago

Just like in 2020 when the Democrat field dropped out of the primary and turned their delegates over to Biden.

It is the way the two party Establishment system works. 

Don't remember anyone blasting the Democrat candidates doing it; and Harris flat out called Biden a racist- then became his VP pick.

When it comes to party members are expected to swallow their pride and fall in line behind the nominee. Fracturing the party is not permitted; and a death sentence for normal politicians.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1    3 days ago

A complete outsider.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    3 days ago

Another one liner that few understand and even less care about.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Greg Jones @2    3 days ago

Blame the Canadian education system ... @!@

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Hallux @2.1    3 days ago
Blame the Canadian education system .

And what about those dastardly "Neo-liberals"?

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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2.3  afrayedknot  replied to  Greg Jones @2    3 days ago

“The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, be thine in great revenue!”

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.3.1  Krishna  replied to  afrayedknot @2.3    3 days ago
“The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, be thine in great revenue!”

Neither a borrower or lender be!

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.3.2  Krishna  replied to  afrayedknot @2.3    3 days ago
“The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, be thine in great revenue!”

A rolling stone gathers no Moss!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    3 days ago

Haley has nothing to lose by releasing her delegates.  Her reputation is already shot to hell. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 days ago

As well as Jerry “ we have to support him” Nadler who who had privately said over the weekend that he would like Biden to quit the race, said he was now backing the president.

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Right Down the Center @3.1    3 days ago

Really, niggling about Nadler!?! It's Nikki's turn to be needled.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @3.1.1    3 days ago

nevermind the what about chorus...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 days ago

I agree with you on that.  For a while I thought she could have been a contender (notwithstanding there was one issue on which I disagreed with her) but now, IMO she has blown her possibility for 2028.  Stupid move. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 days ago

Nikki looking for a cabinet position.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @4    3 days ago

A politician has to politic.

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    3 days ago

In Nikki's case it is a servant being subservient. Too bad, a decade ago I harbored high hopes for her.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @4.1.1    3 days ago

yikes, if she can do that, I'm now leaning towards believing those stories back when she was the SC governor...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.1.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  devangelical @4.1.2    3 days ago

… or Michael Wolff’s ramblings.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @4    3 days ago

and flushing her integrity down the toilet

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.3  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    3 days ago
Nikki looking for a cabinet position.

... like being bent over it.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5  Tacos!    3 days ago
releasing all 97 of her delegates

It’s not as if she has any use for them now. And while many in the Democratic Party would like to see a change in their nominee, the GOP has had ample opportunity to get rid of their problematic candidate and have decided not to bother.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @5    3 days ago

Both Trump and Biden have their nominations sewed up.

Sadly.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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6  TᵢG    3 days ago

Haley tried to appeal to the rational remains of the GOP.   There was not enough of them left for her to secure the nomination.

Then she violated her integrity by endorsing Trump.

Not clear what reasoning she is using, but she is not going to ever win over the Trump-infected portion of the GOP and she just alienated those who supported her.   Seems like an incredibly stupid career move.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @6    3 days ago
Seems like an incredibly stupid career move.

she cashed in her national political career months ago.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @6.1    2 days ago

she could probably get elected to office in india...

 
 
 
Ronin2
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6.2  Ronin2  replied to  TᵢG @6    3 days ago

Considering the majority of her support in the primaries was from Democrats crossing over to vote- she already did crash and burn.

What she did was to preserve a sliver of position in the Republican Party; instead of going full on Liz Cheney.

Funny I don't see leftists bitching about Democrat candidates in 2016 & 2020 giving up their delegates to Hillary and Joe. Or is aligning for party unity in order to defeat the opposition only OK when Democrats do it.

Democrats also didn't abandon Harris after she flat our called Joe a racist on national tv. Though now I am sure they wish they did.

Stop pretending it is just Republicans that put party before country. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
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6.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Ronin2 @6.2    2 days ago
Considering the majority of her support in the primaries was from Democrats crossing over to vote- she already did crash and burn.

A made up 'fact'.   About 11% of her support came from Ds.

Funny I don't see leftists bitching about Democrat candidates in 2016 & 2020

jrSmiley_123_smiley_image.gif      We are in 2024.   Typically rational human beings don't whine about now irrelevant factors of the past.

Stop pretending it is just Republicans that put party before country. 

Strawman.   Get an argument instead of using slimy tactics.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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6.2.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ronin2 @6.2    2 days ago
is aligning for party unity in order to defeat the opposition only OK when Democrats do it.

Of course it is.  After all the dems are "fighting for democracy".

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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6.2.3  Right Down the Center  replied to  TᵢG @6.2.1    2 days ago
Typically rational human beings don't whine about now irrelevant factors of the past.

Unless it fits their narrative.

 
 

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