Three Dallas Young Republicans Heading to Cleveland
Dallas, TX: With only a day until the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland, three Dallas Young Republicans are preparing for what looks to be a historic Republican National Convention. The Dallas YR delegation includes 2 delegates and 1 alternate. All delegates and alternates were elected by their Congressional district at the Republican Party of Texas convention that occurred in May. Three delegates are elected per Congressional district, and represent the nominee voting totals within March’s Republican primary. While the convention will not be contested, the delegates will still have a large say in several pivotal votes in Cleveland. Although Donald Trump looks to be the presumptive nominee, delegates will have influence on Trump’s vice president candidate, the party platform, and the party rules. With support of Trump wavering among many in the Republican Party, the convention looks like it will be a true battle, both on and off the convention floor.
Jarrod Atkinson, elected as a Trump delegate from CD-30, was also able to deny Trump delegate representation in Texas. Atkinson stated that he was “honored to represent the passionate conservative Republicans of CD30” and will make sure that “passionate conservatism is heard in Cleveland, in spite our presumptive nominee and Chairman [Reince Preibus]”. In addition to being a delegate, Atkinson is a small business owner and chairman of the Texas Young Republican Federation PAC.
Chris Ford, elected as a Cruz delegate from CD-30, was also happy to deny Trump representation in the Texas delegation. Ford hopes that the energized and outspoken Dallas Young Republican delegation will be able to make a difference in Cleveland, fighting to unite a divided Republican party. Ford is an IT project manager at an auto finance company in Arlington, and serves as a precinct chair in Deep Ellum.
Richard Morgan, elected as a Rubio alternate from CD-32, is also happy to support an alternative to Trump. As a senior software engineer on the 2012 Romney-Ryan Presidential Campaign and immediate past chairman of the Texas Young Republican Federation, Richard is concerned that if Trump wins the nomination, his divisive rhetoric and lack of campaign infrastructure could cost Republicans winnable races across the country and here in Dallas County. “Donald Trump lost to both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in CD-32 in the Texas Republican Primary, and while I voted for Cruz, I’m proud to be bound to Rubio in round one. Clinton has proven herself utterly unfit to be President, and the country is craving a viable alternative other than Trump,” Morgan stated. “Nominating someone other than Trump may risk permanently fracturing the party, but this election, with the makeup of the supreme court hanging in the balance, will define the next few decades of American policy, and this election is too important to allow Trump to become the nominee if there is a viable conservative alternative.”
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