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Greg Bluestein

Why Georgia’s Never Trump movement has new hope

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Donald Trump speaks at the Fox Theater.  EMILY JENKINS/ EJENKINS@AJC.COM

Donald Trump speaks at the Fox Theater.
EMILY JENKINS/ EJENKINS@AJC.COM

Donald Trump’s paltry fundraising, his flailing poll numbers and his questionable campaign tactics are giving new energy to the rowdy band of Never Trump forces in Georgia.

They are pledging to maintain their resistance to their party’s standard-bearer at GOP meetings across the state, and some are urging delegates to next month’s convention in Cleveland to vote against him in a last-ditch effort to halt his coronation.

It would take a monumental collapse for Trump to lose his lock on the party’s nomination. The Never Trump movement has no leader, no funding and little organization. And yet there still could be an opening — however narrow — when thousands of delegates gather in Ohio.

Read more about how the anti-Trump forces are trying to gather steam in Georgia.