Republican delegate files suit to avoid voting for Trump at convention

, 5:27 PM IST
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London : Carroll Correll Jr. of Winchester, one of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention, has filed a lawsuit to avoid voting for presumptive party nominee Donald Trump at the party convention on July.

Arguing in the suit that being forced to vote against his conscience was a violation of his constitutional rights, Correll said he would not vote for the New York billionaire because he believed Trump was unfit to serve as president, reports the Guardian.

His suit maintained that those who did not vote on the first ballot for the winner of the state’s Republican and Democratic primaries was imposed of criminal penalties on delegates.

While Hillary Clinton won the Democratic contest, Trump won Virginia’s Republican primary.

The suit was filed yesterday in federal court in Richmond. (ANI)