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RNC Rule 37 Section (b) Or How We Will Win The 2012 RNC Convention Nomination

http://ivn.us/2012/05/16/a-first-ballot-rebellion-in-tampa/

Another RNC rule that seems to indicate the primacy of the individual delegate’s preference at the nominating convention is Rule 37, Section (b), which states:

“In the balloting, the vote of each state shall be announced by the chairman of such state’s delegation, or his or her designee; and in case the vote of any state shall be divided, the chairman shall announce the number of votes for each candidate, or for or against any proposition; but if exception is taken by any delegate from that state to the correctness of such announcement by the chairman of that delegation, the chairman of the convention shall direct the roll of members of such delegation to be called, and the result shall be recorded in accordance with the vote of the several delegates in such delegation.”

All delegates from every State that support Ron Paul must make sure that this rule is enforced to the letter.



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Keep your State Chairs in line with RNC Rule 37 (b)

Stand up and call them on it if they try to steamroll your vote. Do not let them get away with a replay of 08!

You damned well know the votes are going to be divided so make yours count.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Another point

That is helpful, but a little on a different line. Sitting on your hands does not change the required number of votes needed to Mittens to win the nomination. In other words, even if two hundred people choose to abstain, Romney still needs a full 1,144 votes to secure the nomination :) !!!!
We are gonna do this guys!!!!!!!!

All this says is...

A delegate can call for a roll call vote for his state if he or she does not think the reported numbers by the state chairman are accurate.

RLW IV

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"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Excellent

Thank you!!! I was actually wondering about this :)

We are not going to have a repeat of 08 on that convention

floor. No more steamrolling us. We will play by the rules,make sure the rules are enforced and win.

I was so stoked to run into this and drag it here because it is just further proof that the of binding delegates is not recognized by the RNC and the RNC rules give an out to protect their rears from 1st Amendment lawsuits is what I'm thinking.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul