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Oklahoma State Convention Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012

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.]
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OK-R#0511

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."

- http://www.okgop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/StateConvent...

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?



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All I need to know is...

..is it going to be live-streamed? If so I won't be getting much done this weekend. And I live in Australia!! Go Oklahomans!!

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

A live stream would be

A live stream would be awesome. Anybody here going to be there?

Can we front page this?

Can we front page this?

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Check-In Starts

Tomorrow Night. Lets not let the Oklahoma State Convention slip through the cracks.

We already have all the

We already have all the delegates in districts 3, 4, and 5 (that's 9). We didn't get any as far as I know in 1 or 2. We're well on our way to win Oklahoma if we win just 13/25 of these at-large delegates at the state convention. If we have a good showing, we will WIN Oklahoma.

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

The "good showing" seems like

The "good showing" seems like a big if to me right now. Its not a good sign that there isn't any talk on here about Oklahoma right now.

Relax, there will be. The

Relax, there will be. The focus right now is on tomorrow's primaries, but after that we'll make sure it gets put on the front page. And the state campaign is sure to have a handle on it.

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

Freedom Bump

Freedom Bump

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

Lets tee it up DPers!

OK is heating up!

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Oklahoma is this weekend! Am

Oklahoma is this weekend! Am I missing something? Why is there absolutely no talk about it here at all?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Wish I knew

but it does sound promising. Try one of the Ron Paul FB groups and ask them especially any local groups.