Mike Lee: "I'd Be A Bit Suprised" If Ted Cruz Didn't Win On Second Ballot at RNC


Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, a Ted Cruz backer and Tea Party favorite, said Wednesday that "on successive ballots," at the Republican National Convention, "I think the victory is more likely to go to Ted Cruz."

"I would not be a bit surprised if Ted Cruz won in that circumstance, in fact I’d be surprised if he didn’t. On second ballots, or successive ballots, you’re gonna see more and more delegates moving to Ted Cruz.”

"Well look, merely leading in delegates isn’t enough to get the nomination, that’s why we have the convention, that’s why we have delegates from all over the country," the senator said on WBAL 1090 on Wednesday. "And even though it hasn’t happened in a while, it’s been 40 years since the last contested convention, it does happen sometimes, and when it does happen, it is not dispositive that one person has a few more delegates than someone else."

(Originally reported by Buzzfeed)

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