LANSING, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — More than two dozen delegates from Michigan are pledged to businessman Donald Trump at this summer’s Republican National Convention.
On Friday and Saturday, Michigan Republicans elected the state’s national delegates during the state’s GOP convention in Lansing. Those elected this weekend will later cast their vote at the national convention, which determines a GOP presidential nominee.
These party insiders can influence whether Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich is nominated.
More national delegates chosen this weekend at the state convention are pledged to vote for Trump because he won the state primary.
Both Cruz and Kasich each received 17 delegates pledged to vote for them this summer.
Michigan GOP leaders told 24 Hour News 8 it’s important the first ballot delegates reflect the vote of the people. There is also a concerted effort by some to make sure those pledging a delegate for Trump, Cruz and Kasich are actually supporters of those candidates.
“We made sure that we were very fair. Transparent. And we tried to coordinate in the caucus level,” said John Inhulsen, with the Kent County GOP.