“Anybody but Trump” has a voice in Kendal Unruh, the leader of the group Free the Delegates, whose goal is to get a majority of the “112-member rules committee to support her proposal” that will allow delegates to vote their conscience at the Republican National Convention.
“If any such delegate notifies the secretary of his or her intent to cast a vote of conscience, whether personal or religious, each such delegate shall be unbound and unconstrained by these rules on any given vote, including the first ballot for the selection of the president of the United States, without the risk of challenge, sanction or retribution by the Republican National Committee (RNC),” the letter postmarked Saturday reads.
In her letter to the RNC, she gives reasons which she says would “justify delegates to vote outside of the candidate they’re bound to.”
“Allowable personal reasons shall include the public disclosure of one or more any grievous acts of personal conduct by a nominee candidate, including but not limited to, criminally actionable acts, acts of moral turpitude or extreme prejudice, and/or notorious public statements of support for positions that clearly oppose or contradict the policies embodied in the Republican Party’s platform as established at the national convention.”
There are at least 30 delegates who hope to “thwart Trump” on the convention floor. Unrah does not have an alternative to Trump, but their goal is to vote their conscience is summed up in the letter.
“This literally is an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement,” she told The Washington Post. “Nobody has any idea who is going to step up and be the nominee, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just doing that job to make sure that he’s not the face of our party.”