According to recent reports, the Republican Party in Colorado has decided against holding a GOP primary, awarding its delegates to Sen. Ted Cruz instead—without a popular vote.
Now, the National Border Patrol Council, which has already endorsed Trump, has issued a statement to Breitbart demanding that the state of Colorado hold a primary to determined “how the state’s delegates are bound at this month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.”
The statement by the council represents more than 17,000 Border Patrol members, and was published just one day after the Colorado state convention gave Cruz all of the state’s pledged delegates.
“In our March 30 endorsement statement of Donald J. Trump, we, the National Border Patrol Council, called upon the American people to stand with border agents in support of Mr. Trump and his pledge to end illegal immigration,” the statement read. “We fully expected that the will of the American electorate, whatever they decided in this primary, would be upheld. It is not clear that voters are being disenfranchised in order to protect established interests.”
“By cancelling the election in Colorado, the Republican Party has found a brand new way to disenfranchise voters who want secure borders and safe communities,” the statement continued. “Once again, the will of the public—who have pleaded for immigration enforcement—is being overridden by special interests and agendas. We see the same thing happening across the country, where delegates won by Mr. Trump—through a popular recorded vote—have made secret arrangements to support other candidates, thwarting the will of the millions of voters they collectively are supposed to represent. This is insidious.”
“I am calling today on the Republican Party to promise free, fair and open elections in America,” the statement concluded.