The Latest: Delegate files suit to avoid voting for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

10:30 p.m.

One of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention next month.

The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, argues in the suit that being forced to vote against his conscience is a violation of his constitutional rights. Correll says he will not vote for Trump because he believes the billionaire businessman is unfit to serve as president.

Correll's suit maintains that state law imposes criminal penalties on delegates who don't vote on the first ballot for the winner of the state's Republican and Democratic primaries. Trump won Virginia's Republican primary while Hillary Clinton won the Democratic contest.

Correll filed the suit Friday in federal court in Richmond. He seeks a judgment on behalf of all delegates to the Republican and Democratic conventions.


2:10 p.m.

President Barack Obama has spoken to British Prime Minster David Cameron and is confident the U.K. is committed to an orderly transition out of the European Union.

Obama says he talked to the prime minster Friday. He also spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Britain's unexpected vote in favor of leaving the EU.

Obama spoke of the phone calls during a speech at Stanford University. He says he believes the Britons' unexpected decision to leave the EU speaks "to the ongoing changes and challenges that are raised by globalization."

One thing that will not change, Obama says, is the special relationship between the U.S. and the U.K.


1 p.m.

Hillary Clinton's campaign is calling Donald Trump's reaction to Britain's vote to leave the European Union "dangerous and frightening."

Trump, say her aides, reacted with "pathological self-congratulations," a lack of understanding about the situation and a focus on his own businesses rather than the economic impact on American families.

Trump "actively rooted" for the United Kingdom to leave the EU and is "rooting for the economic turmoil in its wake," Clinton adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters.

Trump, in a news conference in Scotland, praised the vote results and drew parallels to the populist anger driving his own presidential campaign.

Clinton's team argues that the economic downturn likely to follow the vote will prompt Americans to pick a more experienced leader.

When Americans see the impact on markets, said Clinton communications director Jen Palmieiri, "they're going to see the need for steady leadership."


11:15 a.m.

Allies of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Friday will begin reviewing a 15,000-word draft of the party's platform that will be presented at next month's Democratic convention.

Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee were reviewing the document during a meeting in St. Louis. The draft platform includes a dozen themes, including sections dealing with the economy, climate change, education, health care, national security and other issues.

The 15-member drafting committee will discuss changes to the document ahead of a meeting of the convention's Platform Committee in Orlando, Florida, next month.

Clinton has secured enough delegates to receive the Democratic nomination but Sanders has said he hopes to influence the platform to reflect the views of his supporters.


10:15 a.m.

Hillary Clinton says economic uncertainty sparked by the Britain's choice to leave the European Union "underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House."

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says the United States' "first task" is to ensure economic uncertainty created by the move doesn't hurt American families. She released a statement on the "Brexit" vote Friday morning.

Like President Barack Obama and most British leaders, Clinton supported the "Remain" effort. Republican Donald Trump has praised the development as "fantastic."

Clinton says she respects the choice of British voters. The vote, she says, "underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down."


7:25 a.m.

Donald Trump says the British people have "taken back their independence" with a vote to leave the European Union.

Trump is talking to reporters in Scotland, where he is visiting two of his golf courses.

He is drawing parallels between the so-called Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential campaign, saying people want to take their borders back.

The British vote was marked by debate on some of the populist themes driving the Trump campaign, such as concerns about immigration and border security.

Trump also says David Cameron, who plans to resign as British prime minister because of the vote, "is a good man," but was wrong on the Brexit issue.


6:45 a.m.

Donald Trump says in a Facebook post that the decision of the British people to get out of the European Union was a vote "to reassert control over their own politics, border and economy."

The item was posted as Trump was getting set to visit his Turnberry golf resort after arriving Friday in Scotland.

He says in the post that in November "the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence."

He adds that "a Trump administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense."

Trump said "the whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries — and our two peoples — are united together, as they will be under a Trump administration."


6:15 a.m.

Donald Trump's brief visit to Scotland comes the day after the British voted to leave the European Union, and while he cheered the outcome, his agenda this trip isn't politics.

Instead, Trump is visiting a pair of his golf courses. The main event is Friday at Turnberry, a famed century-old club that has hosted four British Opens.

The Trump Organization, led by the celebrity businessman's son Eric, bought the property two years ago and spent around $300 million updating the resort.

The site, offering gorgeous views of rolling green hills and the North Atlantic Ocean, was used as an Air Force base in both world wars.

On Saturday, the presumptive Republican nominee, is slated to visit a second course he owns, in Aberdeen, where he has clashed with locals over its development.


5:50 a.m.

Donald Trump is visiting his golf resort in Scotland, landing via helicopter just hours after the United Kingdom voted to leave to European Union.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has traveled to Scotland to mark the opening of the Turnberry golf resort, which he purchased two years ago and spent more than $300 million rehabilitating.

He was greeted Friday by a pair of bagpipers and dozens of resort staff members wearing "Make Turnberry Great Again" hats.

This is Trump's first international trip since sealing sufficient delegate support to be the GOP standard-bearer this fall. The timing of the trip has raised eyebrows among some fellow Republicans as it comes amid a rocky stretch for his campaign.

Trump isn't slated to meet with any political leaders while in Scotland.