“A rogue convention? How GOP party rules may surprise in 2012”Submitted by in.to.win on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 09:26
Hello fellow patriots. This is my first post here, although I have been following the action for the past several months. I am 40 years old and this is the first time that I have even considered voting as a Republican. Go figure! Kudos to all of you for your incredible dedication and hard work! You are an inspiration!
Anyway, to get to the point, I found some information that may be helpful...
"As set out in the Rules of the Republican Party, delegates have the ability to vote according to the delegates’ preference, even if that is contrary to the outcome of each state’s primary. According to one source, the legal counsel for the Republican National Convention in 2008 stated: “[The] RNC does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they choose.” Thus, if a delegate were to challenge his or her ability to vote as a free agent, he or she would have grounds under Rule 38."
This comes from: http://www.fairvote.org/response-to-a-rogue-convention-how-g...
RULE NO. 38
"No delegate or alternate delegate shall be bound by any attempt of any state or Congressional district to impose the unit rule."
Directly from: The Rules of the Republican Party
by the 2008 Republican National Convention
September 1, 2008
*Amended by the
Republican National Committee
on August 6, 2010
Please exercise your due diligence and obviously don't take my word for anything, but I just wanted to share what I thought was relevant.
To all of you, God Bless!
A pretty good summary of delegate rules and binding: