So you live in Alabama and want to stop Donald Trump? Here is how…

You have one option: Vote Marco Rubio.

Here are how Alabama’s delegates are decided

Let’s look at a couple of scenarios.

If Donald Trump were to win 40-percent of the vote, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got 19-percent each, Trump would get all of the state’s at large delegates.

But say Trump gets 40-percent, while Rubio and Cruz get 20-percent each. Then, all three would get delegates in general proportion to their votes. In this case, Trump would get 15 delegates and Rubio and Cruz seven each.

And there’s one more possibility, although unlikely. If one candidate gets more than 50-percent, he wins all the delegates, even if someone else hits the 20-percent mark.

So in a scenario where Trump gets 51-percent of the votes, Rubio 21-percent, and Cruz 21-percent, Trump would get all 29 delegates.

To further complicate things, there are also three additional delegates assigned to each of the state’s seven congressional districts. Mini-elections if you will in those districts, but again, a candidate must get 20-percent in a district to earn delegates. So a candidate who does not reach 20-percent in the statewide vote could still earn delegates by topping 20-percent in any of the seven congressional districts.

Here are current polls:


A vote for Cruz is a vote for Trump.

A vote for Kasich is a vote for Trump.

A vote for Carson is a vote for Trump.

You have to keep some delegates from Trump for this to go on.

So whether you are for Rubio, Cruz, Kasich or Carson, the strategic vote is for Rubio.

And the end of this Trump story is a President Clinton.

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