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As Trump clinches nomination, some Republican operatives refuse to get on board

The Republican Party is Donald Trump’s party now, and that has some Republican operatives vowing to vote for Hillary Clinton or stay out of the presidential contest altogether. One despairing operative told his Twitter followers “I’m drinking wine directly out of the bottle right now.”