Oklahoma State Convention Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012Submitted by bucko158 on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 10:56
Santorum won Oklahoma with 14 delegates Newt and Romney each got 13.
According to the rules:
Delegates are bound until released. "Each delegate ... to the national convention ... shall cast their vote on all ballots for the candidate ... If that candidate is ... no longer a candidate, the votes ... shall be cast for any candidate of their choice." [codified at 26 O.S. § 20-104 G.]
So if Santy and Newt release these delegates they are free to vote for whoever they want.
Now from what I understand the delegates were already selected in March. But they are only the delegate if approved by the vote at the convention.
"A vote will be conducted by ballot for the slate of candidates recommended by the State Executive Committee. Each delegate shall vote yes or no to recommend the slate. If the slate is elected, no further votes will be conducted and those named will serve as delegates and alternates to the National Convention.
2. In the event the slate is not approved, nominations shall be received from the floor and are not limited to one person at a time but may be nominated as a group. Any such group or groups consisting of 25 persons shall be treated as a single nominee and voted on as a whole so long as all nominees have met all other requirements set forth by these rules. No one shall be elected without a majority of the vote."
I'm not entirely sure of the process but does this mean if the majority of supporters who show up are Ron Paul supporters they could vote against the current slate and nominate a Ron Paul supporting slate of delegates?