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Can we get some clarification on the TX process, please?

When do things happen...i.e. in what order...?

How many of the (is it 145?) delegates are selected at what level of the process?

What does the primary mean in terms of delegates?

Could we win the reigns of power BEFORE the primary somehow, and then suspend the rules, cancel the primary, and rob the Rockefellers of another black-box voted "victory" for the anointed one?

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Texas gets 155 delegates. It's proportional, but there's a 20% threshhold that I'm having trouble precisely deciphering. It appears the 20% applies at the district, rather than state, level, but others may know better.

From The Green Papers:
The Texas Republican State Convention convenes in Fort Worth where the National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. [General Rules for All Conventions and Meetings. Rule 38. Sections 6, 7, 8, 9]

108 district delegates are elected: 3 from each of the state's 36 congressional districts.
44 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 34 bonus delegates) are elected.

Delegates are elected by Presidential Preference from the Congressional districts in which their candidate received the highest percentage of the vote, providing the candidate received 20% or more of the vote, until the candidates delegate allotment is fulfilled. Then, the process is repeated for the 2nd highest vote getter. Once all Congressional district delegates are selected, the At-Large delegates are selected.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Texas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.

National Convention delegates are bound for the 1st ballot unless "released from the pledge only in the event of death, withdrawal, or by decision of the candidate" [General Rules for all Conventions and Meetings. Section 10.b.1 and Emergency SREC meeting on 29 February 2012].

Local Conventions(already)->Primaries->StateConv.->Tampa

TX already had their Precinct & Senate/County conventions. Primary in TX is May 29th, then State convention is June 7-9th.

They mixed up the order since precinct and Senate district conventions are usually after the primaries. They did this because the courts held up the re-redistricting changes.

So because of this unusual series of events the delegates to the state convention have already been decided before the primary. I haven't heard anything about how strong the Paul presence is in that delegation, but I'm hoping for a NV style state convention.

So you are saying we technically....

....COULD have as many as 108 delegates from TX BEFORE the primary even occurs?

Thanks for the info!

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