The anti Ron Paul robo call in Nevada & other stuff. NEVADA attend your convention!Submitted by ausscyn on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 15:07
RNC to NV GOP: Don’t let Ron Paul delegates take over national convention slots or don’t bother coming to Tampa
By Jon Ralston
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 9:18 p.m.
In a letter delivered Wednesday to GOP Chairman Michael McDonald, the RNC's chief counsel said if Ron Paul delegates are allowed to take too many slots for the national convention, Nevada's entire contingent may not be seated in Tampa.
John R. Phillippe Jr. said that while his letter is not binding, "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention."
Clearly, the RNC fears that mischief at the Sparks convention this weekend could result in Ron Paul delegates taking Mitt Romney slots and then not abiding by GOP rules to vote for the presumptive nominee on the first ballot in Tampa. So they are trying to force McDonald to ensure that actual Romney delegates fill 20 of the 28 national convention slots, thus removing any mystery of who they will vote for.
This could be even more fun on Saturday because and I may be wrong I don't think these Paul folks respect authority too much. And now the new chairman, who is close to some of the Paul folks, has to be the enforcer.
The robo call:
Response from Carl Bunce, Nevada RP campaign:
It was the best get out the vote call we could have for Ron Paul supporters. I hope they do another one. I was laughing the entire time. It was someone associated with the Romney campaign that did it, they bought the data from the state party.
Remarks about this latest ploy from the RNC:
We can't follow the edict set forth in yesterday's RNC letter without violating our own rules. The RNC is directing Chair Michael McDonald, to ensure that at our convention we vet the nominees for presidential candidate preference and include or exclude them based on caucus vote percentages. We can't do that using the procedure below.
What the RNC is telling McDonald to do is preposterous. We would have to change the entire structure of the voting process and even then, how do we determine nominee preference? Lie detector? The rack? Are we going to interrogate the nominees onstage?
Amazing. Romney must be extremely worried about not getting the 1144 he needs. What a weak, weak candidate the RNC is trying to shove down our throats.
Is there any precedence for such micromanagement on the part of the RNC to state chairmen?
- After nominations have closed in accordance with the Convention Rules, the
names of those nominated will be placed on the screen at the front of the room
in alphabetical order.
- Ballot boxes will ALWAYS be attended by at least two members of the
- When a delegate approaches the ballot box to cast a ballot, their delegate badge
must be checked by a member of the Elections Committee to verify that they are
a properly credentialed delegate of the State Convention.
- When a delegate has cast his ballot, a member of the Elections Committee will
mark the delegate’s badge in a permanent manner to indicate that the delegate
has voted in the election.
- Each delegate is allowed to cast only ONE ballot in each election. eetup.com