AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, who will be a delegate at the National Republican Convention, announced that he will fight any effort that would disenfranchise the millions of voters who have cast ballots and continue to cast ballots in statewide primary

elections across the country.

“Talk is escalating among some in our Party suggesting there may be ways to ignore the will of the people in selecting the Republican presidential nominee and instead inject new candidates into the process. It is time for that talk to stop.

“The Republican Primary voters have spoken and are continuing to speak in primaries all across the country. At this point only two candidates, Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, have a legitimate path to the nomination. If neither reaches 1,237 delegates before the Convention, I will work to rally support for Ted Cruz’s nomination and fight any effort to disrupt the process by injecting an illegitimate candidate into the mix.

“I will draw a line in the sand on this issue and stand up for the voice of the people at the Convention. The idea that party bosses would try to undermine the will of the people, and ignore the people’s choice, is outrageous and is precisely why these candidates have attracted the majority of voters’ support throughout the primary process. People are disgusted with those Washington elites who anoint themselves the power brokers on all things in our country. As conservatives, we believe it is the people who are the power brokers. The Washington cartel will not prevail.

“If anyone else is chosen, the Cruz-Trump voters will lose all confidence in the primary nomination process and may not come back to vote in November. At that point, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats prevail.

“I invite other principled conservative leaders, both in Texas and across the nation, to reject parliamentary sabotage and other half-baked strategies and join with me in fighting to make sure the will of Republican primary voters is upheld in our Convention this summer.”

Patrick will be a delegate at large from Texas to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. He was elected Lt. Governor in 2014 with almost 60 percent of the vote. He is Chair of the Ted Cruz for President Campaign in Texas. More information is available at www.DanPatrick.org.