As with most things Trump says, he’s wrong.
Donald Trump blasted the GOP’s delegate rules Sunday, saying a “corrupt” system is denying him delegates in states he won.
According to a new NBC analysis, however, Trump has benefited far more than Ted Cruz under the party’s arcane rules for allocating delegates.
Trump now leads the Republican field with 756 delegates — or 45 percent of all delegates awarded to date. Yet he has won about 37 percent of all votes in the primaries, according to the NBC analysis, meaning Trump’s delegate support is greater than his actual support from voters.
For each percentage point of total primary votes that Trump has won, he has been awarded 1.22 percent of the total delegates.
In other words, as a matter of Republican Party math, Trump has been awarded a delegate bonus of 22 percent above his raw support from voters.
So why is he whining?
On Sunday, Trump’s new convention manager, Paul Manafort, told NBC News that the Cruz campaign is abusing the delegate process.
Trump’s emphasis on democratic fairness may prove compelling.
Unrelated factual statement: Donald Trump is a terrible guy.
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