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Georgia Delegate News

I was a delegate to my district convention, and I will be an alternate delegate (maybe promoted to delegate) to the state convention. Georgia has 76 delegates. Each district convention elects 3 national delegates, and this has already taken place. At the state convention, the remaining 30-something national delegates will be selected.

Because of how the primaries went, all of the delegates are going to Romney and Gingrich, but who the delegates support is another matter entirely. We've been able to figure out that Paul supports filled 25 to 30 of the delegates elected at the district conventions, which means that supporters definitely filled more than half of the national delegates selected so far.

The Georgia rules are that the delegates are bound and must vote for the candidate that they represent in the first two rounds. Only then are they free to vote for another candidate.

It seems like the more the voting rounds that occur the better things will look for Paul.

I have no doubt that we'll have a strong showing at the state convention.

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Could this be true?

Podcast of the Chris Berg show 4-3-12 w/ Curly Haugland

http://feeds.greatplainslive.net/?p=episode&name=2012-04-03_...

Haugland says that national rules trump the state rules, could this be true????

http://www.dailypaul.com/229408/yes-you-can-abstain

Could be true

I know in my Georgia district, we got 1 delegate and 2 alternates in out of the 6 possibility. If we can do that in my hard core establishment Republican district, then anyone can do it.

Just a thought for strategy in upcoming states yet to hold district or state conventions. It might be a good idea to have some of the Ron Paul people known, making small waves as a distraction, while the unknown Ron Paul people slip in by stealth. That's kind of what happened at our district convention. It worked out beautifully for us since we got half of us in.

Newt

If Newt is not even on the first ballot in FL how could some of our Paul people still vote for him? Since Newt needs to win 5 states to be on the first ballot.

Obviously Newt is not going

Obviously Newt is not going to have a five state plurality. That means his Georgia, Nevada, SC etc delegates are released, since the five state check is done prior to first ballot according to Republican party rules.

Since Newt's half assed drop out Romney goons are at work roughing up these delegates, as far as they have been named this far. He needs them for a possible 1,144.

Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.

IF Paul supporters have a

IF Paul supporters have a majority at the state convention AND cooperate, they can change or amend the rules, such as make the delegates only bound for the first round, or maybe unbind them all together. At least that's how I understand it.

Once the national delegates

Once the national delegates are selected make a motion to unbind all delegates!

Plan this all out in advance with all the Paul people and pull it off at all costs!

If we can enter the convention with a plurality of delegates in states like Georgia that we did poorly in the beauty contest primary will will own TAMPA!

Do not stop!

Make this happen GA! We all are pulling for you!

Ron Paul or America Busts!

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

ForAmerica: If Speaker Gingrich drops out...

... I would think that his delegates will then be free to vote for Dr. Paul on the first ballot. Also, if Gingrich drops out before the State Convention, many of his supporters will not show up at State, so you need to get the pro-Paul alternates there to fill the open spots.

Those Gingrich delegates who do show up at State will be open to supporting another candidate. I strongly suggest that you take a realistic headcount of your delegates, and, unless you are very confident that you have an outright majority, a leader from your pro-Paul Georgia delegation should call the Gingrich people this weekend and start negotiations on a joint slate. If you wait until the State Convention, you might find that the Romney-led "Unity Slate" has frozen you out. Don't wait to be victimized like our people in Missouri were last weekend:

http://www.dailypaul.com/227766/everybody-ready-in-missouri-...

Maybe you know all of this and are doing it already; if so, I apologize. It is not my intent to lecture you, I just don't want it to slip away like it did in North Dakota and Missouri. Thank you for your dedication to Liberty!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

National rules override state rules for bound delegates

At least that is what I'm hearing. Bounds can abstain at the RNC.

http://www.dailypaul.com/229408/yes-you-can-abstain

This is a bit hard to believe

I know Fulton county went well, but Cobb did not, and we've heard plenty of other hijinks in Georgia that reduced our representation at district conventions. Hard to believe we'd get 25 to 30 out of 42 national delegates awarded at the district conventions.

This claim is completely unprovable one way or the other, nor would we want it proved, but folks here should not take this as gospel and think that Georgia is in our back pocket.

That is not what he is

That is not what he is saying. He is saying that out of the delegates that are already selected the Paul camp has the plurality of actual supporters.

They are supporters of Paul but Delegates for Mitt and Newt.

We do not have the plurality of delegates but we have the plurality of supporters so far. This will benefit us Majorly in a brokered convention.

Also if we can get the Newt supporters to join us with a delegate slate at the state level we can overpower the Romney delegates and put a vote on the floor to unbind all delegates.

Then we will head into Tampa with a strong showing of delegates that can vote for Paul on the FIRST round!

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

Exclamation!

You should edit your title and put an exclamation mark at the end of it! Great news

The Red Coats are coming!

That's awesome news!

That's awesome news!

https://twitter.com/#!/cevans93

By the way, this is the

By the way, this is the second state (the first being Oklahoma) where we didn't think we would do well at all but ended up getting a large chunk of delegates.

https://twitter.com/#!/cevans93

Thanks for the update!

Maybe you guys could pass a resolution to unbind yourselves.

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I wonder can we unbind ourselves

And I'm heading to Columbus for the convention also. Something I never would have done if not for Paul.

Do a web search

for Republican By laws, the rules for the national GOP and most State GOP by laws can be found. Some states require 50% + 1 to change the rules and some require 2/3. If you think you got 50% support I would go for it, because Santorum and Newt delegates would like to be unbound also. Neither one actually dropped just suspended in which they hold on to the delegates as a bargaining chip.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

After the national delegates

After the national delegates are selected, immediately make a motion to suspend the rules to unbind the delegates. Worth a shot?

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

I'd say it's worth a shot but I'm not sure how to go about it

Kudos to you for becoming a delegate! :)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

If you can't get unbound,

can you abstain? You might want to check out this "YES you can Abstain
Submitted by joeinmo on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 18:16" on another thread on the DP right now.

In Georgia

A vote for Newt is the same as an abstain so I wouldn't worry about it. It's the RP supporters that are bound to Romney are the ones that need to find out for sure if they can abstain.

Thanks I will!

Thanks I will!