Arizona Delegate Proclaims Independence from GOP Chairman--Refuses to be bound to Trump

"Duly elected delegates have an obligation to vote their conscience, free of fear and threats," stated Hack.  "Chairman Robert Graham is undermining that obligation by withholding credentials from delegates who fail to pledge loyalty to Donald Trump."

Ms. Hack provided a copy of her notification to Delegates Unbound, an organization formed to help delegates to the Republican Convention understand the party's rules, including their right to vote for any presidential nominee according to their conscience.

“Chairman Graham's actions set dangerous precedent,” said M. Dane Waters, co-founder and adviser to Delegates Unbound. “Republicans cannot tolerate efforts to erode the rights of their delegates." 

Delegates Unbound was formed to preserve the legacy of freedom in the Republican Party. 

A copy of Ms. Hack's notification is provided below.

 

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Ms. Hack's Notification
Today,  I am withdrawing my 2016 Republican National Convention Delegate and Alternate Delegate Pledge in Support of Donald Trump.

I believe duly elected delegates have an obligation to vote their conscience, free of fear and threats.  Chairman Graham is undermining that obligation by withholding credentials from delegates who fail to pledge loyalty to Donald Trump.  A delegate's loyalties must be to his or her country, family, party, and most importantly, God-given principles.

As a lifelong Republican, I never thought I would have to check my conscience at the door to serve as a delegate.  Rather, I thought empowering delegates to be heard was what a constitutional Republic requires, especially from Republicans.
 
Please know that it is not easy to have to take a stand against party leaders.  In this case, they seem to place a personal agenda above the values and principles of our Party. The time to take a stand is now, so count me as an unbound delegate who is heading to Cleveland to vote my conscience. 

Lori Hack