As we near the Tuesday primary contest in New York City, candidates are making a last-ditch effort to rack up as many supporters as possible, and a bombshell announcement from a police officer’s group is sure to have an effect on the race.
On Sunday morning, Lou Telano of the New York Veteran Police Association (NYVPA) spoke at a press conference, and he threw all of the group’s weight behind GOP front-runner Donald Trump. As he presented The Donald with an award, Telano stated that the billionaire “represents the American way” and praised him for his efforts in bringing illegal immigration – a massive problem plaguing our nation – to the forefront of American politics.
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The NYVPA endorsed Trump in July of 2015. The GOP holds its New York primaries on Tuesday, April 19.
Following Telano’s remarks, Trump took a few questions from the press. He said his campaign didn’t spend time in Wyoming because “the game was rigged.”
“I’m winning with the voters and we’re winning big and I think we’ll get to the 1,237″ delegate threshold to clinch the GOP nomination, the real-estate mogul stated.
The Staten Island press conference comes on the heels of the Wyoming primary, where Sen. Ted Cruz used his so-called “ground game” to outmaneuver Trump and rob the six potential delegates he had in the state. The voter-less “victory” came just a few weeks after a similar “win” in Colorado, where it’s been revealed the Cruz’s delegates were responsible for “rigging” the primary to give their guy a win, Breitbart again reported.
Social media posts, along with Cruz’s campaign website, reveal that Sen. Ted Cruz supporters in the Colorado Republican Party were responsible for crushing an effort to give Colorado the ability to vote in a state primary.
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 Republicans who voted against the initiative were Sen. Kevin Grantham, Sen. Kent Lambert, Sen. Laura Woods, and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg.
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.”
Trump is expected to win the New York primary – where voters actually have a voice – by a landslide, so the endorsement from the police group is merely icing on the cake. However, it may help bring undecided voters on board with his campaign, which would only increase his margin of victory and could end up with him sweeping the state’s delegates on Tuesday.