There is a lot of talk about the GOP delegates from Colorado. And I’ve been asked by a few folks to shed some light on it. So here goes.
Colorado is a caucus state. Like most states that have a caucus there is usually a presidential preference vote taken at some point during the event. Just as we did here in Iowa.
Colorado held it’s GOP caucus back on March 1st. We didn’t see any media coverage of the event because no presidential vote was taken or recorded.
When the RNC ruled that that the national delegates were bound by the results of a caucus presidential preference vote, the Colorado GOP executive committee had another ideas. They changed the rules of the caucus, long before it happened, so no presidential vote would take place. Thus allowing the delegates to be either unbound or bound by a different set of criteria.
What this did however is removed the choice from the people and gave it to the elite and power hungry within the Colorado GOP. Without a vote there is no way of knowing how much support any particular candidate might have had back in March other than polls.
So when Colorado held its GOP state convention on the 9th of April. It was determined that all their delegates would go as bound to Ted Cruz.