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From Passion To Passivity: A 1-Day Difference For RNC 'Never Trumpers'

"Never Trumpers" gave it their best shot, but after a failed attempt to change convention rules, there wasn't much they could do to stop The Donald.

By Jake Godin | July 20, 2016

This is a "Never Trumper" on Day One of the Republican National Convention.

"That's not how it works in America! What you just did is what happens in Venezuela and the Soviet Union in the 1980s. It doesn't happen in America — except under Donald Trump!"

Same "Never Trumper," Day Two.

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"I have informed the state delegation chair that my vote is to abstain…"

"Can't you yell that out or somehow scream it out?"

"No, they won’t hear me."

"44 votes for Donad. J. Trump!"

"Never Trumpers," as they're known, were soundly defeated on Day One after a failed bid to change convention rules. 

And Day One's passion turned into Day Two's passive acceptance.

Alaska gave it one last ditch effort. 

"We were never consulted. Our national people weren't consulted, our attorney was not consulted. We were never told you were going to miscount our votes tonight."

In the end, of course, the efforts didn't really result in anything — Trump became the Republican nominee for president.

This video includes clips from C-SPAN and WTMJ. Music provided courtesy of APM Music. 

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