Good Tuesday morning!
Republican National Convention:
The first day of the convention started out on a rocky note as the GOP accepted the rules package for 2016. A group of delegates wanted to vote down the rules package in its entirety last minute attempt to stop Donald Trump from receiving the nomination.
The group’s last push would have required a roll call vote from every delegate on the rules. In order to force a roll call vote, seven states had to request that a roll call vote be held. Originally seven states supported the move, however three states later revoked their support and the push failed.
When it became clear that the roll call vote on the rules would not happen, delegates chanted “roll call vote.” Others chanted “U.S.A.,” and “We want Trump.”
The convention then continued on to pass the party’s platform with an overwhelming majority.
As the Republican convention moves on, a new poll shows Donald Trump gaining ground on the Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Clinton leads Trump by two points nationwide, 41 percent to 39 percent, according to a Morning Consult survey released Monday. Another 20 percent remain undecided.
The Morning Consult survey was conducted July 14-16 with a sampling of 2,002 voters.
Turkey has formally requested the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States as it widens its purge following a failed military coup.
Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has denied any involvement in the coup attempt.