GOP panel defeats ‘Stop Trump’ effort to let convention delegates vote their ‘conscience’
CLEVELAND (AP) — A committee at the Republican National Convention delivered a major blow to the effort by conservatives to derail Donald Trump's drive to the party's presidential nomination, voting late Thursday to rebuff their push to let delegates vote for any candidate they'd like. The convention's rules committee used a voice vote to reject a proposal by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh to let delegates "cast a vote of conscience" and abandon the candidates they'd been committed to by state primaries or caucuses.