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Paul supporter fights Scott County GOP convention results
Quad City Times - Ed Tibbetts
A faction of the Scott County Republican Party is calling to reconvene the county convention Thursday, arguing the slate of delegates chosen earlier this month to move on to district and state conventions was selected improperly.
The state party, however, sided Tuesday with local party officials, who say the convention was conducted properly.
Michael Elliott, a coordinator for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in Scott County, said Tuesday he expects 100 to 150 delegates, possibly more, to show at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion, 4250 Middle Road, Bettendorf.
“All we’re asking is the proper rules be followed,” he said.
The dispute stems from the March 10 convention, where a slate of 123 delegates and 123 alternates were selected for the district and state conventions.
Elliott and other Paul supporters say they were shortchanged by the convention’s nominating committee and the rules weren’t followed.