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Betrayal #1

DISRESPECTED THE WILL OF WV GOP VOTERS

In the 2016 GOP primary, Patrick Morrisey ran for Delegate to the Republican National Convention, giving him one of the state’s 34 votes at the convention to nominate the party’s presidential candidate. But three times (including as late as April when Trump was the prohibitive favorite in WV’s primary), Morrisey rejected the suggestion that he had a moral obligation as a convention delegate to nominate the candidate who won the popular vote in the West Virginia GOP presidential primary on May 10th.

Refusal #1

 

 

 

 

(Morrisey Facebook page, 1/28/16)

Refusal #2

“If elected, Morrisey said he — as a delegate — would not necessarily support the Republican presidential candidate who gets the most votes in West Virginia automatically.”

“‘When you run unaffiliated, you have the ability to make a seasoned judgment choice,’ Morrisey said on Thursday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline.’” (West Virginia MetroNews, 4/14/16)

Refusal #3

“That could open the door for a handful of ‘uncommitted’ delegates – such as state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey – to make it to the convention. Recognizing that possibility, Stuart, Trump’s campaign chairman, is pleading with those uncommitted candidates to pledge support to the winner of the popular vote on May 10.” (POLITICO, 4/16/16)

Betrayal #2

REFUSED TO ENDORSE TRUMP FOR 70 DAYS AFTER WV PRIMARY

And even after West Virginia Republican voters chose Donald Trump in the May 10 presidential primary with a whopping 77% of the vote, Morrisey refused to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee for another 70 days. After May 10th, Morrisey was the lone holdout among all 34 West Virginia RNC delegates and all 5 of the state’s GOP elected officials at the statewide or federal levels.

May 13th (3 days after WV primary)

“Three of the 34 delegates are uncommitted, but two have given verbal support to Mike Stuart, co-chairman of the Donald Trump campaign in West Virginia. The third, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, hasn’t officially declared his support.” (Charleston Gazette, 5/13/16)

July 17th (68 days after WV primary)

Morrisey registered to be a delegate and remains uncommitted to a particular presidential candidate…” (Martinsburg Journal, 7/17/16)

Betrayal #3

LIED ABOUT SUPPORTING TRUMP’S CANDIDACY IN THE PRIMARY

Morrisey made clear at the convention that he had opposed Trump’s candidacy during the primary:

“‘He was not my first choice in the primary,’ Morrisey admitted.” (West Virginia Metro News, 7/20/16)

Not until December, after Trump won the presidency and Morrisey himself survived his re-election, Morrisey claimed to have been a Trump supporter during the primary:

“Morrisey and Warner said they voted for Trump in the primary and general elections”  (Associated Press, 12/16/16)

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