RNC warns Nevada Gop about Ron Paul Supporters

Tasine 2012/05/04 14:02:29
by W. James Antle, III

In a letter obtained by the Las Vegas Sun, the Republican National Committee's chief counsel warns the Nevada GOP chairman that if Ron Paul supporters sweep the state convention and wind up taking too many delegate slots it could affect the seating of the state's delegation in Tampa.

The RNC lawyer advises, "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention."

Paul is moving toward having enough delegates to place his name in nomination at the convention. Even some of the delegates legally bound to other candidates will actually be Ron Paul supporters, including 16 of 19 delegates named at the Massachusetts congressional district caucuses, where Paul forces even beat out former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. Salon notes the potential for disruption, which the party now may be belatedly taking steps to avoid. It's likely that Paul will overperform the media delegate counts when he gets to the national convention.
Is this a threat to the delegates? Sounds like the Republican Party would not allow people to run on their ticket if they are going to subvert their candidacy. Am I misreading this?

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  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/05/05 08:14:34
    Charles R. Anderson
    I hope Ron Paul is able to put some pressure on the Republicans for slashing the size and scope of government.
  • Eccles 2012/05/04 15:33:27
    Let the games begin, going to watch with interest.
  • Tasine Eccles 2012/05/04 16:12:28
    Wouldn't it be neat if they held an election and NO ONE came?
  • Eccles Tasine 2012/05/05 05:01:07
    A party to remember that would serve them right, unfortunately it is not funny it is very scary. Guess if we do not have the ability to laugh at all of them, we would be looking for the duct tape, the car keys, the hose pipe, and a bottle of vodka.
    Sorry my twisted cynical self strikes again.
  • Striker 2012/05/04 15:22:49
    Oh the games people play! Then most of our 330 million people "vote" to become the victims.
  • Charles... Striker 2012/05/05 08:13:35
    Charles R. Anderson
    330 million voters would mean many tens of millions of dead voters or multiple voters.
  • Striker Charles... 2012/05/05 13:59:17
    I might have phrased that better, true
  • bob 2012/05/04 14:14:45
    It will be interesting for sure to watch this yrs election.

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