Cruz: North Dakota Could Decide Republican Convention

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -
Sen. Ted Cruz addresses more than 1,600 delegates at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Convention-goers in this red state will on Sunday select 25 of the 28 national delegates who likely will play a role in choosing the Republican presidential nominee. ( AP Photo/James MacPherson)
Senator Ted Cruz addresses more than 1,600 delegates at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 2. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz told attendees at the North Dakota Republican convention that their presidential delegates could decide the nomination.

North Dakota convention-goers on Sunday are scheduled to select 25 of their 28 national delegates. Cruz said during his keynote address Saturday that it is “entirely possible” for the state’s unbound delegates to determine the “entire primary.”

Cruz declined to meet with reporters afterward and didn’t answer when asked how he felt about his chances of winning over North Dakota delegates.

Polls show Cruz with a comfortable lead over Donald Trump heading into Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary.

Cruz received his loudest ovation when he told attendees that North Dakota has become “a powerful energy haven” and he is going to keep the federal government “out of the way.”