CHEYENNE – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his delegate-by-delegate strategy aimed at thwarting a Donald Trump presidential nomination on Saturday to the least populous US state on Saturday, while the billionaire front-runner focused on running up the vote in Tuesday’s primary
in his home state of New York. Cruz’s well-organized campaign is trying to pick up pockets of delegates to deny Trump the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright at the Republican National Convention in July. Cruz’s hopes for the nomination rest on a contested convention where pledged delegates will be free to switch to other candidates starting with the second round of balloting. That’s what brought Cruz out West on Saturday, where he swept all 14 delegates up for grabs at Wyoming’s state Republican convention in Casper, handing Trump yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states.