"Never Trump" delegates make their case at RNC

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 14, 2016

A small group of delegates is trying to persuade the Republican National Convention rules committee to allow delegates to unbind themselves from Donald Trump. Florida delegates are currently required to vote for Trump in the first and second rounds of voting. 

Alternative delegate Tony DeSisto from Tampa is leading the effort in Florida. He said Trump doesn't reflect a true conservative. DeSisto wants to cast a vote for someone besides Trump, despite the fact that he won the Republican vote in Florida.

"I think there's been a lot of things that he has said or done even since voting has taken place that might have changed a lot of people's minds about if he is qualified to be a candidate," said DeSisto.

The "Never Trump" group would need 28 members of the rules community to side with them for the discussion to keep the measure alive.

USF professor Susan McManus said the group has an uphill battle.

"It's a long shot it's getting longer by the day, because one of the things Republicans don't want is a lot of disagreement at the convention," said McManus.

The Republican National Convention begins Monday, July 18.