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The Count: Louisiana delegate votes for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz




One day before Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (pictured, left) enraged RNC attendees by refusing to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump (right) during Cruz's prime-time speech, Louisiana Republicans — led by delegation chair Jeff Giles — cast their votes at the party's presidential convention in Cleveland. Trump received 31 votes, while Cruz got 15.

  In the March 5 Louisiana Republican presidential primary, Trump received 41 percent of the vote, while Cruz picked up 38 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third, with 11 percent.

  Due to the complicated formula used to apportion Louisiana's GOP convention delegates, Trump and Cruz originally had the same number of delegates: 18 apiece. Trump threatened (via a tweet), "Just to show you how unfair Republican Primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz- lawsuit coming." Trump eventually picked up several uncommitted delegates.

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