In Which 5 States Will Ron Paul Achieve the Plurality of Delegates?Submitted by DanInPhilly on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 14:30
Rule 40(b) of the Republican Convention states:
"(b) Each candidate for nomination for
President of the United States and Vice President of the
United States shall demonstrate the support of a
plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more
states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of
that candidate for nomination."
So the question facing a serious Ron Paul campaign would be, "In which 5 states will Ron Paul achieve the plurality of delegates needed for his name to be presented as a candidate for the nomination?"
Does this rule require that he win 5 states? Or is this rule enforced only during the convention in each state's delegation by vote taken among that state's delegates?