Donald Trump is learning the hard way that winning primaries is not enough. You also have to win delegates–and keep them–in order to win the nomination. Trump narrowly won Louisiana’s presidential preference vote, but Ted Cruz appears to have emerged from Louisiana with more pledged delegates. (Trump threatened to sue.) Then, after Trump stated that he no longer intends to honor his pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, his claim to South Carolina’s 50 delegates is in jeopardy.
+ Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump: You won Louisiana’s battle but lost the war | The Washington Times – Kelly Riddell
+ The Trump-Cruz Louisiana delegate fight could be first sign of turmoil to come | Talking Points Memo – Tierney Sneed
+ Trump threatens lawsuit over lost Louisiana delegates | Washington Examiner – Kelly Cohen
+ Trump camp will file RNC complaint over delegates, not a lawsuit | Talking Points Memo – Caitlin MacNeal
+ Trump’s threat on pledge could cost him South Carolina delegates | Time – Zeke J. Miller