A Republican delegate is suing officials in the state of Virginia in a bid to avoid voting for the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump in the party’s July convention as he argues that the billionaire is unfit to be president and that forcing delegates to vote for him violates their constitutional rights. Carroll Correll, the delegate who filed the lawsuit in a federal court against Virginia election officials, is seeking a judgment on behalf of all delegates to the Republican and Democratic conventions. "The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees delegates to the Republican Party's and Democratic Party's national conventions the right to vote their conscience, free from government compulsion, when participating in the selection of their party's presidential nominee,” read the complaint.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.