On First Day Of GOP Convention, Vt. Delegates Reflect On Failed Effort To ‘Dump Trump’

Credit: John Dillon for VPR

Credit: John Dillon for VPR

The outcome of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland is predetermined: Donald Trump will get his party’s nomination for president. But there was controversy nonetheless for the 16-person Vermont delegation.

Vermont delegates had a ringside seat to the inner workings of party politics and found that sometimes the view isn’t all balloon drops and triumphant speeches.

Two members of the delegation are on the Rules Committee, which late last week effectively squashed any effort to “dump Trump.”

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