Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich have formed a temporary alliance in an attempt to thwart Donald Trump of the Republican Presidential nomination. The two candidates, who have consistently polled below Trump, have agreed to stand down in certain states coming up. Kasich would stand down in Indiana, allowing Cruz an alleged better shot at taking delegates from Trump, and Cruz would excuse himself from Oregon and New Mexico, where Kasich could fare better.
Although both parties made this alliance public, privately the Cruz campaign allegedly is advising supporters not to endorse tactical voting, while Governor Kasich said about Indiana voters, “I’ve never told them not to vote for me. They ought to vote for me."
This appears to be a last-ditch effort to keep Donald Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to avoid a contested Republican National Convention.