To The Daily Sun,
The Republican Party has become so divided, and it's only going to hurt them in November both in presidential and down-ballot elections. Recently, there has been rumors and even support for a movement to stop Donald Trump from being the nominee of the Republican Party. Over 400 GOP delegates that will head to the GOP convention in Cleveland has supported this Stop Trump movement. As a Democrat, I find this unfair, and it takes the democracy out of the people.
Even though I staunchly oppose a Trump presidency, you cannot deny 13 million Republican voters. He has received 5.6 million more votes than the next GOP candidate in terms of votes. Not only will this be unfavorable among the GOP base, this could possibly end up becoming a full-blown riot at the Republican Convention in Cleveland. I do believe that if Trump isn't the nominee, we'll see his voters and supporters turn to the streets and cause havoc. I would be frustrated too. As much as the Republican elites despise Trump being their nominee, it's their fault that he has become their nominee and took him as a joke all along — until now.
Just like on the Democratic side, you've seen Sanders supporters reject Clinton's presumptive nominee status even though Clinton has 3.7 million more votes than Sanders. However, on the Democratic side, most Democrats have come to accept the Democratic presumptive nominee. Clinton will surely become the Democratic nominee, and Trump will surely become the Republican nominee. The point of this letter is, you can't overturn the will of the people. Both parties still have work to do to ensure party unity, and the Democrats seem to be further ahead in their efforts to unite the party, while the Republicans seems to still fall into pieces.
If both parties encourage people to vote for their respective party's nominee, they must respect the outcome of the majority. Donald Trump has earned the right to become the Republican nominee, and those who oppose him has the right to vote for a third party candidate, write-in, or even vote for Clinton in November. It's clearly undemocratic to tell voters to show up to the polls, then change the rules, and say we'll pick the candidate. If you fear that your side of the electorate will make the poor choice, then don't let them vote (even though that'd be a poor thing to do.) Remember, this is coming from a person who fears a Trump presidency.
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