By David Hylton
The Washington Post reports that 10 of the 13 delegates selected for the national convention in Cleveland have pledged their support for Cruz over front-runner Donald Trump, who won Virginia's primary in March.
Among the delegates chosen are former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; national committeewoman-elect Cynthia Dunbar; state Del. Kathy J. Byron; state Del. Timothy D. Hugo; and Subba R. Kolla, who is the state’s first Indian American delegate to a national convention.
Virginia will have 49 delegates at the national convention.
State rules state that delegates are bound proportionally by the results of Virginia's March 1 primary, which means on the first ballot at the convention 17 votes will go to Trump, 16 will go to Marco Rubio, 8 for Cruz, 5 for John Kasich and 3 for Ben Carson.
But if a candidate does not receive the necessary delegates to secure the nomination in the first round of voting, delegates can then choose any candidate they want.
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