Politics

Republicans Are Destroying Their Party Registration Cards After Trump's Indiana Win

May 4th 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Hours after Donald Trump won the Indiana Republican primary and effectively forced his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz out of the presidential race on Tuesday, some GOP voters literally started burning and shredding their party registration cards in protest.

The #NeverTrump movement — a faction of Republicans who have vowed to block Trump from becoming the party's presidential nominee — is up against the odds after the front-runner's latest victory, which prompted the suspension of Cruz's campaign. Trump has earned 1,014 of the 1,237 delegates required for the GOP presidential nomination. For context, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has earned 154 delegates so far, and says that he plans to stay in the race.

Now they're sending a message: If Trump is the presumptive nominee, they don't want anything to do with the party that nominated him.

In a less dramatic but similarly symbolic move, some voters shared photos of the moment before they unregistered from the Republican party.

[h/t BuzzFeed News]

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