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May 16, 2016 6:14 am

State GOP Leaders Try to Crush Any Anti-Trump Dissent

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Donald Trump. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Donald Trump. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Politico – Republican activists chose party unity over “never Trump” resistance Saturday, with party leaders in one state after another pressuring their members to fall in line behind the presumptive nominee — and even punishing those who refused.

Eleven states held annual Republican conventions or party leadership meetings Saturday, offering a platform for those who still object to Donald Trump as their party’s standard-bearer a prime opportunity to make mischief. But at almost every turn, they slammed into state leaders who closed ranks around a candidate who many once said they’d never support.

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