The Republican National Committee has said that the people do not pick the nominee, it does. The RNC has become a dictator, allowing 17 people to run and setting the number of delegates at 1,237.
As candidates drop out, they do not return the delegates nor does the RNC lower the number of delegates required.
With this system it will almost always have a contested convention.
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