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Reince Priebus, RNC Rule 11, and the invalidation of the Romney campaign, State by State

As everyone is well aware there is now a campaign gaining momentum to unseat Chairman Priebus for his violation of Rule 11 ([PDF](http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf) page 20) by [endorsing and supporting a candidate while a primary is still on.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYfHzqd6myk) under section (a).

(a)

The Republican National Committee shall
not, without the prior written and filed approval of all
members of the Republican National Committee from
the state involved, contribute money or in-kind aid to
any candidate for any public or party office except the
nominee of the Republican Party or a candidate who is
unopposed in the Republican primary after the filing
deadline for that office.

But what everyone seems to be overlooking and is the most important part of the law is under part (b).

(b)

... No person nominated in violation of
this rule shall be recognized by the Republican National
Committee as the nominee of the Republican Party
from that state.

Meaning any state where Romney and the RNC have worked together, without the written and filed prior approval of ALL GOP State Committee members of that state, IS INVALID. He cannot be recognized by the RNC as the nominee of those states. Meaning, we win those states.

This should be the new focus along with unseating Priebus of the Rule 11 Campaign, to invalidate his nomination in any states where this occurred.
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After reading over this again several times I am certain that the final sentence includes the entire Rule, not just clause (b) meaning it's the punishment for the violation of the entire rule. to Summarize.

The RNC can't

contribute money or in-kind aid to any
candidate for any public or party office

Unless it has.

prior written and filed approval of all members of the
Republican National Committee from the state involved

Exceptions include:

the nominee of the Republican Party

(NOT ROMNEY)

a candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary

(NOT ROMNEY)

Also,

The RNC will not recognize any state GOP bylaws that allow,

persons who have participated or are participating in
the selection of any nominee of a party
other than the Republican Party

RESOLVED:

No person nominated in violation of this rule shall be recognized
by the Republican National Committee as the nominee
of the Republican Party from that state.

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If you can verify my analysis is sound please go vote up this information at Reddit where trolls are already down voting it.
http://www.reddit.com/r/ronpaul/comments/tfvx3/reince_priebu...

UPDATE:

Proof on Romney's page of this violation.
https://www.mittromney.com/donate

and a screenshot in case they get jumpy.
http://i45.tinypic.com/1040z03.jpg

On 4/25/2012 the RNC made this statement:

"Governor Romney's strong performance and delegate count at this stage of the primary process has made him our party's presumptive nominee," Mr. Priebus said. "In order to maximize our efforts I have directed my staff at the R.N.C. to open lines of communication with the Romney campaign." and "It's my intention to have a seamless and complete merger between the presumptive nominee and the Republican National Committee," Mr. Priebus said. "That means political, communications, fund-raising, research and the chairman's office, along with the governor's main operational team, are completely merged."

Source:
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/republican-nat...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/25/gingrich-sig...

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Official Statement from Ron Paul

Ron Paul Campaign has released an official statement.
I posted it on a new Thread.

Time to get out the tissue box. It does seem like you put in a great deal of effort. Would have saved you the time if the Ron Paul campaign would have had this "agreement" made public earlier. Transparency is always appreciated by supporters.

http://www.dailypaul.com/233177/ron-paul-official-statement-...

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

Clearly it says ~ "(a)"The

Clearly it says ~
"(a)"The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from the state involved . . . "

Notice it says "without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from the state involved"

How do we know that approval has not been submitted??? Its only WITHOUT this approval that they would be violating rule #11. All of the states' GOPs have been actively organizing against Ron Paul. For all we know, they may have submitted the needed approval for the RNC to support Romney.

Blessings )o(

ALL state committee members?

Don't you think that would have been campaign news? we have a lot of state committee members now.

Also, ALL means it would have to of been ALL the members, thats no easy task for any democratic action.

states

I assumed "No person nominated in violation of
this rule..." applies to the hole rule 11, not just b.

But it seems like the hole rule wasn't for presidental candidates.
I think they thought about congressman, senators...
Why? Because of the "state"-wording.

a) "...approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from the state involved..."
b)"...No person nominated in violation of this rule shall be recognized by the Republican National Committee as the nominee of the Republican Party from that state."

"nominee of the Republican Party from that state"? At the race for the gop-presidental-nomination, there is no "nominee of a state". Only the national convention can make someone to a nominee.
For me this means, that either the last part is not about the presidental nomination race, or the hole rule 11.

Sorry, but I have no other explanation for this words...

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IMHO Your Interpretatio Is The Coorect Rule Not Broken.

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State Nominee

When a primary state for example like FL takes a vote winner take all is the nominee of that state. In a Caucus state the nominee is decided by the delegates, or if they have a bound vote, but as well all know that goes even deeper with Rule 38 and states where the Unit rule isn't in enforcement.

In short, the "nominee" of the state is the winner of the vote especially if the delegates are bound by that vote.

That's what we'd be moving to invalidate.

If I understand Rule 11A & B

If I understand Rule 11A & B correctly, the Romney compaign made a major blunder here. Let them keep doing it. We will keep catching them.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

That's what I keep saying

We need to keep this as much within the Ron Paul sphere as possible and allow them enough rope to hang themselves.

Somebody Needs To Get On This NOW!!

Priebus needs to go and so does Romney.

Some see things as they are and say why,but i dream things that never were and say why not. Robert F. Kennedy

Updates

I have also added Priebus' statement and two MSM source links for it.

If the DNC and RNC are

If the DNC and RNC are "private" parties (as noted by Ben Swann), then can't they be held liable for fraud, collusion, intimidation, etc., like any privately owned business or organization?

At the very least, I believe they are a good target for a massive fraud suit.

Yes.

That's what I was thinking as well and breach of contract. You could also probably tie it to interfering in the election process which is also a felony.

If you havent yet read here ...u need to

BUMP

Hrmmmm....

Maybe Ben Swann should have a look at this as well...

I wouldn't mind his analysis

but I also don't really want to draw too much attention to this outside of the campaign and the r3VOLution so the Romney campaign and Priebus continue to build a more potent case.

It says this and even lists

It says this and even lists amounts of money in the succeeding paragraphs:

Contributions to Romney Victory, Inc. (“RV”) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. RV is a joint fundraising committee composed of Romney for President, Inc. (“RFP”), the Republican National Committee (“RNC”), and the official Republican Parties in four states (the Idaho Republican Party, the Massachusetts Republican Party, the Oklahoma Leadership Council, and the Vermont Republican Federal Election Committee) the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Proceeds shall be allocated by the following formula

As if it wasn't flagrant enough

There you have it.

Great work! Hope this gets traction

Bump

And extra screenie just n case. Im a fan of redundancy :)
http://i.imgur.com/1jqmT.jpg

I'd say the most important

I'd say the most important thing we can do right now is make sure everybody sees this and to make sure everybody knows it's illegal! We need to go viral on their a.s.s.e.s.

I'd say the most important

I'd say the most important thing we can do right now is make sure everybody sees this and to make sure everybody knows it's illegal! We need to go viral on their a.s.s.e.s.

People...we have to come up with specific examples (read STATES)

that are in "cahoots" with Romney and the RNC.

We don't KNOW what states these are. We have to do research
and FIND what states these are.

When we find out, THEN we get the RNC committee to get involved and
go by the RNC CONVENTION RULES and "effem".

We have to IDENTIFY the states that "merged" their GOP money with RNC
MONEY ...we really don't know if any real action has yet been taken...we have to FIND WHERE THE MONEY IS MERGED!

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Gauleiter Prenis can endorse

Gauleiter Prenis can endorse and support anyone he wants as a private citizen. That's just his actions, not the actions of the entire Politburo.

Except, Romney admits financial support of the RNC on his site

3rd or 4th person who's said this but apparently not read the entire OP.

Cemmon, who pays attention to

Cemmon, who pays attention to what the Respublikans are doing? They're not relevant anymore.

After looking at your profile

I wonder how you aren't permanently banned seeing as you are clearly a troll.

"Anyone who disagrees is a

"Anyone who disagrees is a troll."

See you make it so easy

How often do you change your custom footer? Like every couple hours or just when you get called out for what you are. I guess "snookie jwow 2012" or whatever bullshit you had was a little too obvious.

Also considering the thread is full of people who have disagreed with me, but I didn't call them trolls, I called you a troll, because you are one.

I didn't know I wasn't

I didn't know I wasn't allowed to change it.

No one said you can't be a troll

But no one says you are good at it either.

So true!!!!

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