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Trump has clear delegate lead from Tenn. despite objections

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Donald Trump will command support from more than half of Tennessee's delegates to the Republican National Convention, but his supporters are fuming over the allotment of at-large delegates.

Trump supporters accused Republican leaders of unfairly denying delegates for Trump at a Saturday meeting of the Tennessee Republican Executive Committee to select 14 at-large delegates. The Tennessean quotes Trump's state director saying leaders "acted in bad faith.”

Republican leaders said at-large delegates were divided between Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — with six bound to each. Two are committed to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who quit the race.

Selection of at-large delegates finalized Tennessee's slate of delegates, and Trump has a more than 2-1 advantage over Cruz.

Thirty-three delegates are committed to Trump, 16 to Cruz and nine to Rubio.