Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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The Republican rules committee has been burning the late night oil trying to adjust the rules on delegates.

The latest word is the final decision will go back to the states to decide. If the state wants them bound to their pledged candidate for so many rounds then so be it. If they want to leave them unbound, so be it.

This all came about as some states who were won by one candidate (Romney) had all their delegates taken over by Ron Paul delegates at the local state convention. The party thought this was thwarting the will of the majority of people who had voted for Romney.

The new rule goes back to the states to let them set up a better system (If they want the delegates bound in relation to how the election went or not).

 The other new rule allows the national party to adjust their own rules if they get over 75% on a vote while out of session (previous to the next 4 year convention). It has to be 75% of all members. Not just members present. That is a very high bar  but allows them to make changes if some real controversy comes up.

1 comment:

  1. "This all came about as some states who were won by one candidate (Romney) had all their delegates taken over by Ron Paul delegates at the local state convention."

    Gee, who could see this coming. Yet another rule change by the GOP...What's next? Your candidate's initials must be M.R.?

    http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/glenn-j1.1.1.html

    Santorum received the most popular votes in TN but had no delegates whatsoever on the ballot. The state GOP manufactured some for him anyway. The will of the people was thwarted. The majority voted for Gingrich, Paul and Romney delegates but were robbed by a minority in the state GOP. As best I can tell, Ron Paul's delegates are real people actually on the ballot that showed up to state conventions and voted. Either Romney's delegates didn't show, or the majority of the elected Republican delegates did not support him. That's why several states were "taken".

    Since the other Team R candidates quit, Paul is their only remaining alternative. Apparently, a lot of Republican delegates want an alternative to "Team Nevada".




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