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Delegate Lawsuit Aims to Block Trump Nomination

Only one candidate is named in the lawsuit, but he's filed it on behalf of others

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 18, 2016, in Phoenix.

    A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law binding delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention, NBC News reported. 

    Beau Correll, a delegate who served as one of Cruz’s campaign co-chairs in Virginia, is the only named plaintiff in the suit, but he’s filed it on behalf of others. 

    The argument behind the suit is that state laws requiring delegates to vote for a specific candidate are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amnendment’s protection of the right to assemble. 

    The lawsuit could have implications for Donald Trump’s nomination, as it will be a test case for those who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.