Media Seek Knox Professor’s Expertise

f-2016-04-14-civettini-wqadFrom: WQAD TV-8 (Moline, IL) –

Media seek expert political analysis from Knox professor Andy Civettini…

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is being “absolutely smart,” by trying to recruit delegates for a possible brokered convention, said Andy Civettini, a political science professor at Knox College in Galesburg. The Cruz strategy is “an understanding of the way the rules work,” Civettini told a reporter.

While Donald Trump won the Illinois GOP primary in March, there are still 12 at-large delegates to be chosen for the National Convention in Cleveland. Cruz is going after them, in anticipation of a brokered convention. Under the nominating rules for the RNC, if Trump can’t manage a majority on the first vote at the convention, delegates can throw support to other candidates…

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