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Rigged? Donald Trump Says Election Is Secretly 'Stacked Against' Him

Donald Trump Blasts Ted Cruz Voter Delegates
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Apr. 19 2016, Updated 12:09 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump is fighting back! The presidential candidate slammed the Republican establishment for "changing the rules" of the election to work against him at a special CNN town hall Tuesday night.

Discussing recent election developments, he said, "I know the rules very well, but I know it's stacked against me by the establishment."

"They changed the rules a number of months ago," Trump told Anderson Cooper. "You know why they changed the rules? Because they saw how I was doing and they didn't like it."

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Last August, Republican Party officials in Colorado said they would "cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state's delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote."

Trump's comments come directly after Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado's 34 delegates, something Trump called a "crooked deal" because of the new rules. Trump believes that the candidate who wins the most votes during the primaries should become the GOP nominee, and that the matter should not be decided by the delegate system currently in place.

Cooper then asked if Trump believed that the Republican National Committee wanted him to get the nomination. "No, I don't think so," Trump said.

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