with Indiana'selections tomorrow,
anti-Trump forces may facetheir last chance
to deny Trumpthe delegates he needs
to secure the nomination.
That's right-- evenwith all his wins and votes,
we could still seea contested convention.
And it's hard for an outsiderto understand all of this,
as Ronny Chieng reports.
Malaysia. Where I'm from,democracy can be
a fluid concept.
Political elitesare often accused
of ignoringthe will of the people.
But that's not the casein America,
because America is... the...
...the greatest democracyon the face of the earth.
Here, people have real power to choose their leader.
And for GOP voters, that leader is Donald Trump.
Donald Trump will endthe primary season
with both the most votesand the most delegates.
To me, this is pretty awesome.American democracy
is so beautiful.
Well, uh, it is nota perfectly democratic process.
I don't thinkyou're smelling it.
-I don't really smell anything.-Well, maybe you're too jaded.
Where I'm from,we've got a couple of elites
just making decisionsfor everybody else.
And this is clearlynothing like that.
For the most partit's not like that,
but we could be in a situation
where no one winsa delegate majority,
in which case you'd goto a contested convention.
-So what? -Well,you could have outright bribing
of delegates, the voice of thepeople in the nominating process
could essentially be discarded,uh, and replaced
with the viewof the party leadership.
I just havethe Constitution here,
and I'm not seeing anythingyou just told me.
A contested convention happens
when nobody reaches the delegate majority of 1,237.
And the candidate with the most votes doesn't necessarily win.
It's the Stop Trump movement's wet dream.
I just have a question.
I've been following this thingfor, like, nine months now,
every day on the news,arguing over hand size,
whose wife is hotter,Donald Trump's dick,
and you're telling me afternine months of this (bleep)
none of that stuff matters.
It is possible thatnone of it will matter.
So what the (bleep) did we justsit through all of that for?
CHIENG: But once he started explaining the mechanics
of a contested convention I began to understand
the genius of American democracy.
One of the other candidatescould overtake Trump
on a second ballotor third ballot,
or it is possible that,uh, the Republican rules
could be rewrittento allow someone
who did not competein the primaries or caucuses
to potentiallywin the nomination.
So Kanye West doesn'thave to wait until 2020.
CHIENG: What a country.
Trump comes up short and literally anyone
could be the Republican nominee.
Kanye, Paul Ryan, my personal trainer Pat.
All thanks to GOP leaders who simply don't like the guy
most people are voting for.
This is high-concept democracy.
I sat down with Trump delegates to help them come to terms
with their candidate's possible defeat.
Donald Trump--he's amassed the most votes,
he has the delegate lead,
which means at the conventionhe's going to...?
Be the nominee.
that's not howit's supposed to work.
Your democracy is so advanced
that you've removedthe people part from it.
And that's a huge problem.
You've disenfranchisedall those voters out there.
-Millions of people. It's wrong.-And what...
What are we teaching to kidsabout our democracy?
We're teaching themthat you can have your say,
but when you get it wrong
an adult will come inand fix your mess.
It's how allgreat democracies work.
No, not our democracy.
CHIENG: Well, you're wrong.
And to show them how the greatest democracy
in the world works,
I rented a driver's ed car and took the instructor's seat.
I'm the GOP establishment.
Let's drive this carto the White House.
Tell me why Trumpshould be president.
He's not politically correct.
Yeah, exactly--he's a loose canon.
He's an independent thinker.
He's appealingto the common guy.
JOHNSON: Time for theseestablishment leaders to go.
I'm not gonna let you guysdestroy this country.
JOHNSON: Give me backthis wheel! We're...
GARGIULO:Give her the wheel.
Give me back my party!
Come on, guys, the beauty of a contested convention
is that you never know who's gonna win
until every last vote has been discounted.
What if there's a surprise?
Like, "Hey, welcometo the stage our new nominee,
it's Paul Ryan!"
Then we're gonnahave to work that much harder
speaking to other delegateson the floor of the convention.
We're gonna be talking to them
about why Mr. Trumpis the better candidate.
Let me ask you this:
what's your favorite ice cream?
No, it's Paul Ryan.
It's coconut ice cream.
-It's gonna be Paul Ryan.-Will not be.
-Say Paul Ryan.-No.
-Say Ryan. -No.
Pa... Say "PP".
No. Coconut ice cream.
You will have Paul Ryanand will you like it.
No, I won't.
I'll put him underthe hot water and melt him.
We're there for a purposeand that purpose
is to get Mr. Trump elected.
CHIENG: These delegates sound primed for a fight.
This convention's gonna be off the hook!
There's a lot of reasonswhy America is not ready
for a contested convention.
You could see riots,you could see a lot of violence.
Uh, have you seen America?
ANNOUNCER:Oh! He is down!
Well, we might be seeing thaton the floor
-of the convention hall.-Yeah, it's gonna be awesome.
If they're smart they'dput this thing on pay-per-view.
In other countries,
bribery-filled violent conventions are a bad thing.
Not in America. Now it's up to Indiana primary voters
to keep the dream of a skull-cracking bloodbath
in Cleveland alive.