Utah Caucus Experience - Robert's Rules not EnforcedSubmitted by rex_84 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 20:35
Went to my first caucus March 15th, 2012. I'm a Paul supporter. Prior to attending I was studying Robert's Rules. Before the elections began the chairman read aloud roughly five pages describing utah republican party (what we believe, etc). Towards the end, He read aloud. "Robert's Rules of order will not be used." I didn't say anything, wasn't sure if I had heard him right. Then during the elections a dispute happened. Robert's rules were mentioned but then both parties simply agreed with each other that Robert's rules didn't apply and the voting continued. I didn't say anything, just curious why we are having a caucus without rules. I'm sure the same applied all over Utah because it was the establishment's own material stating, in writing, that robert's rules would not be enforced. I didn't dare nominate myself as a delegate (now kicking myself). Everyone running for delegates were speaking paul language then endorsing romney. Made my blood boil and I just walked out after realizing I was the only Paul supporter.