Missouri is an example of another opportunity for the establishment to practice chicanery. Missouri’s rules regarding delegate selection are clear and simple to follow: the winner in each of the state’s eight congressional districts gets 5 votes. The winner of the entire state then gets an extra 12 votes. Easy, peasey, right? WRONG. Missouri law doesn’t require county election authorities to report votes by congressional district, only by county. But ever since Baker v. Carr (the “one man, one vote” case) congressional districts don’t mirror county lines, because all 435 congressional districts have to have roughly the same number of people in them, and county lines don’t change as easily as congressional district lines. So, the Secretary of State of Missouri, Jason Kander – The youngest statewide elected official in America – a DEMOCRAT- will make the decision how many delegates to certify to each candidate, Trump, Cruz and Kasich. That sound you hear is of lawyers busily writing lawsuits to file if the county election officials refuse to report by congressional district, and we’ll see what happens in the next few days. But back to the convention steal.
As a matter of fact, the actual Congressional district results, being mindful of the fact that Congressional districts often split counties, have been reported. And Kander’s office knows the difference. It’s how I know Cruz won 4, 5 and 7, and Trump won 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8. While Congressional district lines often cut across counties, what they do not do is cut across precincts; precincts are the basic building blocks of all political-election boundaries. Therefore, it is known which precincts are in which Congressional districts, dump numbers into spreadsheet, hit enter.