By Miriam Raftery
May 27, 2016 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Republican Party’s list of endorsed candidates has a glaring omission at the top: there is no endorsement for President. Donald Trump, who visits San Diego today and this week won enough delegates to mathematically qualify to win the national Republican Party nomination, has been snubbed by the San Diego GOP.
The inflammatory billionaire’s race-baiting rhetoric , flip-flopping on key conservative issues and boasting of marital infidelities have led many conservatives to indicate they would leave the top office blank on their ballot, or choose another option such as voting Libertarian or Democratic.
The San Diego County Democratic Party, meanwhile, opted against choosing up sides and risking alienating supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Senator Bernie Sanders. The local Democratic Party’s list of endorsed candidates lists both Clinton and Sanders.
The New York Times reported two days ago that “California is up for grabs” with polls showing the two candidates in a virtual dead heat. Though Clinton is close to securing enough delegates for a majority nationwide, Sanders has been campaigning hard with rallies up and down the state, drawing tens of thousands of voters in most locations.