Pennsylvania GOP delegates voice strong support for Trump

Written by The Associated Press | May 1, 2016 9:56 AM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Harrisburg) -- A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected this week as delegates to the GOP's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state,.. Donald Trump. 

The ballot didn't tell voters which candidate the delegates support, and the 54 people who were elected can choose any candidate.

It's an unusual system that raised the prospect that Pennsylvania delegates could be decisive in depriving Trump of the nomination by scattering to his rivals despite his victory in the state.

That appears unlikely.

A canvass of the winners by The Associated Press finds that 40 of the 54 intend to vote for Trump.

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