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Trump tweets he will sue over delegates in Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The heated battle between Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz continues, and this time it's over how the GOP awards delegates in Louisiana.

A tweet from Trump has many in Louisiana and around the country talking. It said: "just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get less delegates than Cruz-Lawsuit coming."

National spokesman for Cruz, Ron Nehring, fired back on Twitter saying, "Maybe your time is better spent reading rules than sending hate-tweets."  

Here's what happened in the recent Louisiana primary: Cruz came in second, but, under party rules, each candidate still won 18 delegates. Ten delegates, however, are still up for grabs - that's five from Marco Rubio, who dropped out of the race, and five uncommitted delegates. 

FOX 8 political analyst Mike Sherman said those delegates will likely go to Cruz.

"The party elite do not like Donald Trump," Sherman said. "He's been doing very poorly with the party establishment, so when folks get to pick those uncommitted delegates, a lot of states they are going for someone other than Trump. Here in Louisiana, the beneficiary is Ted Cruz." 

We also reached out to the Republican Party of Louisiana.

"I would say on behalf of the LA GOP, the state party, we feel very comfortable in saying that the rules were followed properly. They were established for the RNC back in the 2012 convention in Tampa, the local party implemented those rules before the primary process began with the consent of the various heads of the campaigns, and we followed those rules to the letter," said Louis Gurvich with the Republican Party of Louisiana.  

We reached out to Trump's campaign about his plans to sue over the delegates, but they have not gotten back to us. 

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