Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Sunday promised to sue over delegate allocation from the Louisiana primary.
Trump in a tweet called Republican primary politics “unfair.”
Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz-Lawsuit coming
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016
In an interview earlier Sunday, Trump blasted a report that rival Ted Cruz will pick up extra delegates from the contest.
“Welcome to the Republican Party,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.” “What’s going on in the Republican Party is a disgrace.”
“I won Louisiana and now I hear he’s trying to steal delegates,” Trump said, referring to Cruz.
“I have so many more votes and so many more delegates,” Trump added. “And, frankly, whoever at the end, whoever has the most votes and the most delegates should be the nominee.”
Cruz could end up getting 10 more delegates from Louisiana than Trump, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper reported that Cruz is likely to pick up the five delegates left behind when Marco Rubio ended his campaign as well as the state’s five unbound delegates who can back a candidate of their choosing.
Cruz spokesman Ron Nehring late Sunday tweeted that Trump’s time might be better spent “reading rules” instead of sending “hate-tweets.”
Maybe your time is better spent reading rules than sending hate-tweets. https://t.co/cNhbBTqa9r
— Ron Nehring (@RonNehring) March 27, 2016