Winchester GOP convention delegate in fight with Virginia AG
5 July 2016 News
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – – Virginia’s democratic attorney general Mark Herring is fighting a lawsuit by a delegate to the Republican National Convention who wants to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention later in July.
Herring filed a brief in a federal lawsuit Friday opposing delegate Carroll Correll Junior’s bid to unbind Virginia’s delegates from having to vote according to the results of the March 1, 2016 primary, which Trump won.
Correll, a Winchester, Va. attorney, sued Herring and other Virginia officials two weeks ago, saying that being forced to vote for Trump at the convention would violate his constitutional rights.
Herring said Correll knew what the rules were for delegates when he applied to be one and should not be allowed to invalidate the results of the primary.
A hearing is set for Thursday.