What a strange election system it was. The good portion of Utah's Republican voters turned out not so much to vote for any one candidate, but to vote against Donald Trump. Yet, when the final votes were tallied at the national convention, all 40 went to Donald Trump.
Whatever you call such a system, don't call it democracy. When the person voted against ends up with all the votes, that's not democracy. Nor should it count as a republican form of government. What it is, is just plain wrong.
Imagine creating a system where the one who gets the most votes is declared the loser and the one the majority opposes is declared the winner. It was twisted, reverse democracy this time around.