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We Have Our Nominees, What's Next?

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Paul Hodson

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This week's episode will begin by highlighting news for the Convention of States out of Louisiana, Missouri, and South Dakota..

Then, we'll discuss that there's no denying this has been perhaps the strangest Presidential election cycle in our nation's history.  The Republican Party began the process with 17 candidates throwing their hat into the ring.  The Democrat Party had a relative handful at the beginning of their process.  Both of the major parties have had lively debate, a fair-share of rough-and-tumble campaign battles, some back-and-forth surges in momentum, and even some questioning of the very process involved in selecting a nominee.

This past week two of the last three remaining Republican candidates have suspended their campaigns: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich.  This leaves businessman Donald Trump as the sole Republican candidate, and the presumptive nominee of the party heading into the Republican National Convention this coming July in Cleveland.

On the Democrat side, we have witnessed a see-saw battle for popular votes between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senator Bernie Sanders.  Most pundits see a Hillary Clinton nomination from the Democrat side, much of that strength coming from that party's super-delegate system.

But, what of the Convention of States movement?  Does the knowledge of the available choices for President in the general election affect the Convention of States at all?  If so, how?  If it does, should it?

We'll discuss these questions, provide some opinion/answers, and open the phone lines for your thoughts.

That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.