Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz-Lawsuit coming
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016
Posted at 12:50 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 00:50:51-04
Donald Trump’s campaign on Monday walked back a lawsuit threat the Republican front-runner made just one day prior.
On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter complaining that while he won the most votes in the Louisiana’s primary, he could still walk away with fewer delegates than rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
While Trump won 41 percent of the Louisiana's votes to Cruz's 38 percent, and each had 18 committed delegates after the primary, an additional 10 delegates remain uncommitted.
Those delegates are free to support the candidate of their choice.
“Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz—Lawsuit coming,” Trump tweeted.
His tweet came on the GOP race headed toward a possible brokered convention in Cleveland, which can happen if no candidate in the party holds a clear majority of delegates.
Such a scenario hasn’t happened since 1976, when Gerald Ford managed to edge out Ronald Reagan.
But less than 24 hours after Trump made his threat, Barry Bennett – a Trump senior adviser, said the candidate didn’t in fact mean a suit for a court of law – he meant that he wanted to bring the issue to the attention of the Republican National Committee, which can hear complaints over the allocation and selection of delegates.
It wasn't clear exactly when the campaign plans on challenging the results.
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