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Cruz Beats Trump, Winning Support of Majority of Maine Delegates

At least 19 of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention will be Cruz supporters

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    Cruz Beats Trump, Winning Support of Majority of Maine Delegates
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    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a rally at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine in Orono Thursday, March 4, 2016.

    The majority of Ted Cruz’s delegates in Maine were picked for the Republican National convention over the weekend, NBC News reported.

    That means at least 19 of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention in July will be Cruz supporters, benefiting the Texas senator if the selection process goes to multiple ballots. 

    Cruz grabbed 12 pledged delegates in March, winning Maine’s caucus. Donald Trump secured nine, while John Kasich won two. 

    Trump and his supporters have called the delegate process “rigged,” because it doesn’t reflect the will of voters. They argue the nine delegates he’s won should remain loyal to him on every round of voting. 

    The Republican National Committee says the presidential nominee is chosen by the delegates — not the voters.