Arizona GOP delegate turns against Donald Trump

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 23:02:08-04

Arizona GOP delegate Lori Hack does not want to pledge her support for Donald Trump.

Hack, who is still planning to pick up her credentials at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, told State GOP Chairman Robert Graham that she is "withdrawing" her support for Trump as a delegate.

"He is completely out of line," Hack told ABC15. "It's time we delegates stand up." 

Graham responded, taking her withdrawal as her "resignation as a member of the Arizona delegation."

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Hack maintains that she is still a delegate and that she "never resigned." She said she is leaving for Cleveland on Saturday.

"I'm not pledging for anybody, I don't know which candidates are going to come forward," she said. 

However, State GOP spokesman Tim Sifert said that Maricopa County GOP spokesman Jake Hoffman will probably replace Hack.

Of the 113 delegates, 58 delegates and 55 alternates, only one other delegate, Zuhdi Jasser, resigned because of Trump. 

Sifert said there will still be a full contingent going to Cleveland though. 

Arizona is a winner-take-all state, so all 58 delegates must support Trump after his Presidential Preference Election win back in March. Not doing so is a violation of state law, however, there is no penalty, according to the Secretary of State's Office.