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Romney and RNC break GOP rule #11?

Rule #11a states:

(a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from
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the state involved, contribute money or in-kind aid to any candidate for any public or party office except the nominee of the Republican Party or a candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary after the filing deadline for that office. In those states where state law establishes a nonpartisan primary in which Republican candidates could participate, but in which the general election may not include a Republican candidate, the candidate endorsed by a convention held under the authority of the state Republican Party shall be recognized by the Republican National Committee as the Republican nominee

This from the Romney Site:

“Governor Romney’s strong performance and delegate count at this stage of the primary process has made him our party’s presumptive nominee,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “In order to maximize our efforts I have directed my staff at the RNC to open lines of communication with the Romney campaign.”

UPDATE: The RNC has made good on their word to help Romney and have done so extremely quickly. Check out the new video they made entitled A Tale of Two Leaders

Are they allowed to do that?

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YES; Rule 11 seems to be broken by TWO states, thusfar!

I studied up on rule-11, as written for each state's delegation. Now, this is where i see the main difference between what happened and what people believe will NOW happen.

Rule-11 pertains to the STATE conventions and the STATE delegations' votes on the national convention floor. IF a candidate conspires to commit FRAUD with the State's GOP, as we saw in Maine and Nevada (and probably Iowa and Missouri and other states), said candidate cannot BE on the state's ballot. Well, people who were employed BY Romney's STATE campaign offices, at least in Nevada and Maine, did work WITH each state's GOP OFFICE, to produce and pass-out fraudulent slates (of Ron Paul supporters) in order to split the Ron Paul vote, hence insuring a win for Romney. It didn't work, but here is where we NEED to implement Rule-11...
In Nevada, where delegates are *sort of* bound, the Ron Paul delegates did promise to vote, first round, for Romney (as he supposedly won that ridiculous beauty-pageant-- again, most likely fraudulently).. However, IF Rule-11 is applied to remove Mitt from their state's ballot, when it comes to the NATIONAL delegation from Nevada as well as Maine, Romney should NOT even be an option. The good folk of both states should not have a chance to even VOTE FOR Romney when it comes to the NATIONAL vote. And, these people are planning on playing this same fraudulent game in Oklahoma, today!!
I think we need to get the campaign to file exceptions within Maine AND Nevada, to remove Mitt from either State's BALLOTS. Yes, their conventions (state level) are over, but the people voted-in to represent the state are still going to vote in Tampa. Romney should NOT even be a choice, as he and his campaign, in collusion with the states' party officials, has ruled himself OUT.
And, this needs to be taken on IMMEDIATELY, before the usuals in the RNC decide to, again, simply remove Ron Paul delegates from their states' delegations. Yes, they are working toward this end.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).


I signed petition. I emailed NRC and this is their response to me.
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Simple request that Superpac sue RNC over rules violation for monetary compensation for however much the spent on advertising etc.

If they

If they can break the rules then we can break the rules. As far as we're concerned all delegates shall now be considered unbound. Tampa here we come .

see Rule #38: No delegate or

see Rule #38: No delegate or alternate delegate shall be
bound by any attempt of any state or Congressional
district to impose the unit rule.

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Isn't joint fundraising a

Isn't joint fundraising a violation:


By claiming there is no conspiracy, you prove to those who believe in the conspiracy that you are part of the conspiracy.

The RNC is not allowed to do

The RNC is not allowed to do it, I don't advice that Dr. Paul campaign gets involved in a law suite action on this but RNC members who cares about following the rules can get in action, this is a well documented violation of the RNC rules committed by the RNC chair himself and a candidate.

The term "presumptive nominee" does not allow these actions, if this why they invented this term.

Ben Swann has tweeted

Ben Swann ‏ @Fox19BenSwann

Washington GOP chairman caught on video trying to make up rules at a caucus to block Ron Paul delegates

Lets get behind Ben on this and raise a big stink over this crock of mitt.

Here's the report...

Here's the report he did on what happened at my caucus in Seattle:


Now You Know WHY

HR347 was pushed through.
There will be no Dissenting Voices at RNC Tampa.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

You all dont think the RNC

You all dont think the RNC can get written approval from 13 of 41 states within the RNC?


13 of 41 is ref to page number in rules.

Page counts.

Page counts.

We may be dumb as sheep, but we herd like cats, and are more clever than monkeys. What sane person would think us cattle?

Okay that explains the 41

Okay that explains the 41 part.

Wouldn't this be in violation

Wouldn't this be in violation of FEC regulations? This is pure corruption and election fraud. The GOP chair needs to be removed, and charges brought. If Romney is a real part of this, again, charges should be brought, and he should be disqualified.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home

Blatant violation. Prison

Blatant violation. Prison time.

We may be dumb as sheep, but we herd like cats, and are more clever than monkeys. What sane person would think us cattle?

Last paragraph of rule 11 page 14

No person nominated in violation of
this rule shall be recognized by the Republican National
Committee as the nominee of the Republican Party
from that state.
(Whatever that means in legal terms?)

Aimed at other offices,

Aimed at other offices, requiring condition of the foregoing, which DOES NOT include a candidate/office that will be included in the general election.

We may be dumb as sheep, but we herd like cats, and are more clever than monkeys. What sane person would think us cattle?

How about we start ignoring the rules

It may not have gotten us any closer to winning, so how 'bout we unleash Operation Chaos from within the GOP... I'm sick and tired of their BS.

How bout we sue their asses

How bout we sue their asses off and send them to prison.

We may be dumb as sheep, but we herd like cats, and are more clever than monkeys. What sane person would think us cattle?

In this stage of the fight, they are coming after the money

They know they are breaking the rules, and they know Ron Paul is represented by Wee the little people. Romney is represented by Federal Reserve bank and mega corporations for industrial complexes...

They are doing this to break us.. If Ron Paul sues.. then Ron Paul will have to sue the next state, and the next state until he is broke. They (Democrats and GOP) pulled this crap on Ralph Nader, and we had 22 law suits in 17 states when we were broke, and the judges wouldn't hear our cases.

The difference is Nader's supporters were Indy's and Indys have NO central committees... we need to show up at the meetings and press charges on the GOP breaking the rules. People who don't go to RCC meetings need to start going to the Republican central committee meetings and holding these folks responsible. The Republican Central Committees need to sue.. Not the campaign. Campaign needs to be available for and to those who are stepping up. We need citizen arrests.

They are playing hard ball. They HOPE Ron Paul will sue them, and then it will follow every state... I'm in CA and my RCC is FOS, and trying to put me off, breaking rules... and I hope I have another member to show up, even with two we are better than just one person. No one is to be a hero.

WEE The People need to show up, be accountable, make citizens arrests, and sue the GOPs who pull this. We need to respond.

PREPARE TO GO TO YOUR REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE AND TAKE ACTION... you do not have to be a member of the RCC, you MUST be a Republican.


Citizen arrests?

It's not illegal, it's ignoring their own rules, which is not unexpected.

What's the plan then?

You say it's not5 unexpected that the GOP would break their own rules?

So what do we do? Sue them to go to a court that doesn't care?

WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?????????????????????????

What do we do?

Expose, Expose, Expose.
Alert and awaken and unite.

Expose to who?

MSM, Dems and Reps (Neoliberals and Neocons) are all in this together.. And how can anyone expose who is not there? It's about being there and stopping it. eh?

Ben Swan helps expose the trecherous GOP

Reality Check: Infighting at More GOP Caucuses and What the MSM Won't Tell You About Iowa and Minnesota
(FOX19) -
Newt Gingrich has announced that he is now officially out of the GOP race for President.
So now that we are down to 2 Republican candidates, why is there so much infighting still taking place at those GOP caucuses?
Doesn't Mitt Romney pretty much have the nomination? The short answer is no.
Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.

Stop Posting This LINK!!

It's DEAD! The VIDEO has been PULLED!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

No, not so.

The video just had not posted yet.
Ben Swann WXIX I apologize...some kind of technical issue with Reality Check video. Will get it posted first thing in the morning. Again. I am sorry this is taking so long.


So what happens when they break the rules and are called on it? Is there any sort of penalty, or is it just "Oh, we goofed." and then they just continue on doing the same thing?