TIME 2016 Election

Republicans Hold #NeverTrump Vigil Even as Trump Dominates

Never mind those Super Tuesday wins

Many establishment-friendly Republicans and conservative pundits kept up their campaign to stop Donald Trump’s ascendance to the party’s presidential nomination on Tuesday night, continuing to promote the hashtag #NeverTrump on social media even as Trump racked up a string of Super Tuesday victories.

Tim Miller, who was the spokesman for former presidential candidate Jeb Bush, has been a vocal critic of Trump. “Donald’s campaign will go the way of Trump Mortgage & Trump Steaks. Will fight til last delegate counted #Nevertrump,” Miller posted on Twitter on Tuesday, as the Super Tuesday results rolled in.

Politico reported Tuesday that Miller had signed on to be the spokesman for an anti-Trump super PAC, Our Principles PAC, which on the same day released a new ad denouncing Trump as unelectable.

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson touted #NeverTrump bumper stickers. But others emphasized that a vote for Trump would still be better than a vote for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

“I think the movement to stop Donald Trump is probably not a good idea, and the reason I say that is because even though he may not be the ideal candidate, if we splinter, we will guarantee a win for Hillary Clinton, and a win for Hillary Clinton will be a major loss for America,” Republican candidate Ben Carson said in an interview with the Independent Journal Review, when asked about the #NeverTrump movement.

See how some people were using the #NeverTrump hashtag on Super Tuesday.

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