Trump backers cry foul as Tennessee GOP picks convention delegates

Supporters see plot to deny delegates to Tennessee primary winner

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he gets into his vehicle in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2016, following a meeting at the Republican National Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
photo Donald Trump supporters demonstrate on the street outside the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee meeting on Saturday in Nashville.

photo Marco Rubio speaks to hundreds of supporters inside the Lindsay Street Hall in Chattanooga on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Delegate count

Based on the results of the March 1 presidential preference primary, the delegates were allocated as follows:Donald Trump: 33 delegatesTed Cruz: 16 delegatesMarco Rubio: 9 delegatesUnder Tennessee state law, delegates are bound to their respective candidate for two rounds of balloting at the Republican National Convention this summer on Cleveland, Ohio.See