Colorado GOP legislators who voted to abolish presidential primary election are all Ted Cruz supporters

On April 9, 2016, the Colorado GOP gave all of the state’s 34 Republican delegates to Ted Cruz, without any votes being cast by citizens in a primary election. (See “GOP’s War on Trump: Colorado gives all delegates to Ted Cruz without voting“). So much for Government By The People.
In so doing, the Colorado GOP made its intent clear in a tweet:
Colorado GOP tweet
It was last August that the Colorado Republican Party’s executive committee voted to cancel the primary election after the national GOP changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the primary or caucus vote.
At the time, the editors of the Denver Post wondered if Party leaders may have had “other agendas that remain undisclosed” for rejecting a primary election of the people.
Defending the Colorado GOP’s decision to cancel the primary election and give all of the delegates to Cruz, an FOTM reader, who is a Cruz supporter, wrote this comment:

Every state has its own rules. The rules for CO were set last summer. The Trump mania is getting ridiculous. The bottom line is the GOP (and the Democrat Party for that matter) is deciding on who its going to endorse for President.

By “The rules for CO were set last summer,” the reader was implying that the Colorado GOP executive committee wasn’t favoring any presidential candidate when they changed the rule in August 2015 to disenfranchise the state’s citizens by doing away with the primary election.
Well, the reader is wrong.
We now have evidence that Cruz’s supporters in the Colorado GOP are the ones who voted to abolish the primary election, and so deny Colorado Republicans’ right to choose.
Julia Hahn reports for Breitbart, April 17, 2016:

In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”

The four betrayers of representative democracy — Republicans who voted against the bill and, therefore, against a primary — are:

  1. Colorado State Sen. Kevin Grantham
  2. Sen. Kent Lambert
  3. Sen. Laura Woods
  4. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg

Kevin Grantham, Kent Lambert, Laura Woods, Jerry Sonnenberg
Here’s the evidence from Cruz’s campaign website and from social media that all four are Cruz supporters:
(1) On Cruz’s campaign website, Sens. Woods, Grantham, and Lambert are all listed as Cruz supporters and as declared members of Cruz’s “Colorado Leadership team.”
(2) Sen. Grantham is an official Cruz delegate and Sen. Lambert is an alternate Cruz delegate.
(3) Tweets by the senators show they are Cruz supporters:

  • Sen. Grantham tweeted on April 5, 2016, exhorting Colorado’s GOP delegates to “Vote for the official Cruz slate” at the Congressional and State Convention and Assemblies.
  • Sen. Woods tweeted on April 9, 2016, that at Colorado’s GOP Assembly @tedcruz is in the House!!”
  • Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg enthusiastically tweeted on April 9, 2016, with a pic of Ted Cruz: “Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the guy who cleaned up on GOP delegates @tedcruz #copolitics”

Hey, Cruz supporters! You must be so proud of your fellow Cruzies Grantham, Lambert, Woods, and Sonnenberg!
To those residents of Colorado who still identify yourselves as Republican, you are a useful idiot, plain and simple. Grow a backbone and at least change your party identification to non-partisan Independent!
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~Eowyn

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hvgarvey@comcast.net
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hvgarvey@comcast.net

There has never really been govt by the people; all the candidates are hand chosen or removed through the rules. The Democrat and Republican parties are corporations. They make the rules. Too bad no one has figured that out yet.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I certainly hope that Republicans who would have voted for Trump deny any donations to this machine. As far as the fact that these four “burned” there fellow Republicans . . . it’s high time that when future voting comes around ….. the voters singe the wings of these crooks. This is a travesty, and somehow, it should go to the courts to decide if voters can be disenfranchised in this manner.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Creeps

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Just how long has it been since the true citizens had a choice of a candidate that was not groomed for the position? Elections are nothing but illusions, but never have the given candidates been such a sorry choice, (except when obama was ushered in). Trump only represents the unknown outsider, but he has made promises to the true citizens the establishment does not like. They fear/hate him even more than they did Ron Paul in the last election, and mean to freeze him out the same way they did Ron Paul. Only the ignorant, traitorous liars, or cowards refer… Read more »

Michael Buccasio
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Michael Buccasio

cmon…trump new the rules. he knew he wouldn’t win so he doesn’t go,he just whines about a rigged system. the system has rules.each state is different. why can’t you see who trump really is? i like Ted Cruz.

Michael Buccasio
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Michael Buccasio

oops.trump knew the rules…

Michael Buccasio
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Michael Buccasio

wow Kevin,you sound like a reasonable guy.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

That’s right…Reasonable people expect our Constitution to be upheld. They will know the true definition of “Natural Born Citizen”, or make the effort to learn the truth, and they understand its purpose, which is to ensure that the office of the president not fall to one whose allegiance is in the least way compromised, which also, is exactly what “dual citizenship and/or birth in a foreign nation does.

DCG
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Shocker, not.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

This breaks my heart to see a state that is very dear to me, where I lived many years and still have several family members there to slide down into this illegal abyss of fraud they call an election without voting.
So yes, it was rigged and yes, people that thought they had a vote, were denied their vote when they showed up. If fact, there were two entries for Cruz voters. Sounds legal, uh.
So why bother with the non election? Shame to them all and hopefully they are all voted out very soon.

greenworxx
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greenworxx

For those of us who are being educated on the “rules” of primaries, caucuses, delegates and super delegates for each state, it only strengthens my opinion this process wastes mountains of money, is overly time consuming and illustrates, as nothing else can, why the citizens of this country don’t choose who their presidential nominees are. I don’t care how long this system and its continuous rule changes has been used, it’s a sham and a fraud. Oh, and bribing delegates isn’t corrupt is it? This process is nothing more than a “sick game”, one with the intent to keep the… Read more »

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Dave
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Dave

But, but, but, I thought Cruz wasn’t part of the “establishment.”
Right.
YOU GO, DONALD!!!

stymie82
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Please patriots, never give a dime to the corrupt GOPe. If you support a particular candidate send them money directly.
In 2014 the creepy RINOs spent a million bucks trying to oust the VERY BEST congressman in the entire House my man Walter B. Jones. They primaried him with a Bushite candidate and they failed spectacularly. This horrible party deserves to die as they only pretend to be in opposition to the Dems. May Donald Trump win and turn out all the useless swine slopping up all our tax money at the trough. This will not stand!

Steven Broiles
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Alex Jones mentioned the obvious last week when he called Ted Cruz a “Bush operative.” The fish rots from the head down! And now Ted Cruz’s father has been identified in a photograph with Lee Harvey Oswald! It looks like Old Poppy Bush is not going to “go gently into that good night.” YES, these monsters and sellouts WILL steal our representative form of government. They’ve already pulled out all the stops: No identification at the voting booth, Gov. Jerry Brown allowing illegal aliens to vote, George Soros funding electronic voting booths that can be hacked and rigged, etc., etc.… Read more »

Michael Buccasio
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Michael Buccasio

wow,Teds father photographed with oswald,huh. cmon. what a load. what happened to all the woman Mr Cruz supposedly slept with. quietly went away now didn’t it?. Ted Cruz is a good man. Me,i do not like Trump. he said he will punish people who take their business,yet he had business done in china. how about lowering the corporate tax rate. he said the rich should be taxed at a higher rate. he said his taxes should be raised. there is nothing that says he can’t voluntarily give more money to the IRS. i doubt he has. you like Trump. fine… Read more »

madmemere
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Ok, listen up; in 2015, I was still a resident of Colorado, but a registered Independent. The Gop “creeps” that “killed the bill”, did so “under the radar”, so NO ONE, outside of the State Capital knew anything about it! I am now, a resident of Georgia and quite happy to be out of the “Colorado snake pit”!