Longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone is threatening to make public the hotel room numbers of Republican National Convention delegates who switch from Trump to another candidate.
“We’re going to have protests, demonstrations. We will disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal,” Stone said Monday in a discussion with Stefan Molyneux on Freedomain Radio, as he alleged that Trump’s opponents planned to deny the democratic will of Republican primary voters.
“If you’re from Pennsylvania, we’ll tell you who the culprits are. We urge you to visit their hotel and find them. You have a right to discuss this, if you voted in the Pennsylvania primary, for example, and your votes are being disallowed,” Stone said.
Stone, a Nixon acolyte and master of political dirty tricks, has claimed at various points that the political establishment is trying to steal the Republican nomination from Trump, with whom he formally parted ways last summer but remains an informal adviser of sorts. He’s now vowing “days of rage” on the banks of Lake Erie if the Republican Party tries any funny business at the convention in Cleveland.
“They’re trying to steal it in two different ways. It is interesting to me that in every primary or caucus where Ted Cruz won, we have certified, proven, sworn evidence of massive voter fraud, which will later be presented to the credentials committee in Cleveland in an attempt to unseat delegates who were illegally elected,” Stone claimed.
The other way method of theft, Stone elaborated, is “the phenomena of the Trojan Horse delegates, where Trump has won a primary, let’s take Texas for example — or he’s won a share of the votes in a primary. Trump got 40 percent of the vote in Texas; he’s entitled to 40 percent of the delegates. There’s 100 delegates from Texas. That’s 40 delegates. And they are pledged by party rules to vote for Trump on the first ballot.”
“But the actual people in those delegate seats will be anti-Trump party hacks who will vote against Trump on procedural matters such as the seating of delegates or the rules under which this convention will be conducted,” Stone said, pointing to the example of Louisiana, where Cruz’s allies in the local GOP muscled out pro-Trump delegates even though Trump won the popular vote.
Trump initially threatened to sue the Cruz campaign, Stone noted, though he quickly realized he would have to seek redress through the Republican National Committee’s internal procedures.
Laying out what he thought would happen, Stone continued: “Either Trump will have 1,237 votes in which case the party will try to throw out some of those delegates in a naked attempt to try to steal this from Donald Trump, or he will be just short of 1,237, in which case many of his own delegates, or, I should say people in his delegate seats will abandon him on the second ballot.”
“So the fix is in,” Stone concluded. “If Trump does not run the table on the rest of the primaries and the caucuses, we’re looking at a very, very narrow path in which the kingmakers go all out to cheat, to steal and to snatch this nomination from the candidate who was overwhelmingly selected by the voters, which is why I have urged Trump supporters: Come to Cleveland, march on Cleveland, join us in the Forest City.”