April 20, 2024
Former Donald Trump’s campaign is sending a warning to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., threatening to withhold access to the White House if they fail to support his bid when voters cast their ballots over the weekend.  Voters in the district can cast their ballots in the Republican presidential primary until polls close on Sunday, and […]

Former Donald Trump’s campaign is sending a warning to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., threatening to withhold access to the White House if they fail to support his bid when voters cast their ballots over the weekend

Voters in the district can cast their ballots in the Republican presidential primary until polls close on Sunday, and Washington could be the place where Nikki Haley notches her first victory against Trump. The former president’s team is watching closely. 

“If you don’t bother voting, don’t bother calling,” a Trump campaign official told Politico. 

Under D.C. law, campaigns can request access to voter rolls to see who voted in the primary and who abstained. Although they can’t see which candidate individuals voters cast ballots for, a Trump aide told the outlet they’d be checking to see who didn’t participate. 

“The Trump campaign is very cognizant of who makes up the GOP primary voters in D.C.,” Bryan Lanza, a Washington, D.C.-based Republican lobbyist who served on Trump’s 2016 campaign, told Politico. “The worst thing for [lobbyists] would be not showing up.” 

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There are 19 delegates at stake in the nation’s capital, which would give a boost to Haley as she trails Trump so far in the primary cycle. 

So far, Trump has locked up 155 presidential delegates, far outpacing Haley with 24. That number will only increase for the former president by the time the weekend is over once delegates are awarded in Missouri, Idaho, and Michigan.

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