Donald Trump says that there might be riots at the Republican convention if he is close, but has not secured enough delegates to guarantee election on the first ballot, and “the establishment” refuses to give him the additional delegates.

His reasoning is that they would be disenfranchising the millions who have supported him. However, he is not looking at the “real” numbers. He has secured 8.3 million primary and caucus votes, while more than 12.8 million have been cast for other candidates. Wouldn’t “giving” him the nomination disenfranchise considerably more Republican primary voters?

Gary Davis

Windmill Creek Road

Charleston