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Ron Paul Supporters Submit Challenge to Oklahoma GOP State Convention

H/T to DPer Ralph Hornsby for the Google Docs.

Ron Paul Supporters Submit Challenge to Oklahoma GOP State Convention [official Press Release and Letter from Herbert W. Titus of William J. Olson, P.C. Attorneys at Law, Vienna, VA]

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Attorneys representing grassroots supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul delivered a letter, dated Tuesday, May 22nd, to Oklahoma GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell challenging the “the legitimacy and legality of the purported selection of at-large delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention at the May 12, 2012 Oklahoma Republican Party Convention.” The letter contends that the election of the State Republican Executive Committee’s national delegate slate is void because convention chairman Marc Nuttle failed to conduct the vote by roll call ballot as required in party rules. Instead, Nuttle called only for voice and standing votes, which do not take into account proportional weighting by county.


Matt Pinnell, the OK GOP Chairman, sent us this statement: It is our position that all of the delegates elected at the convention were elected properly and majority clearly ruled with a minority voice. The delegates and alternate delegates elected at the convention are the delegates and alternates that will be certified to the RNC. Any other people who claim they were elected as delegates in the parking lot after we adjourned at 5 pm are not delegates and will not be certified to the RNC. There are certainly provisions in the RNC Rules that allow individuals to bring a challenge to the seating of delegates. There are specific RNC Rules that govern such challenges. A Committee on Contests considers the challenge in the first instance. The final decider is the Credentials Committee in Tampa Bay.

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I'm so GLAD to see the legal challenge.

Thank you to those who participated in this legal challenge to the OK RNC. I don't know about you all, but I'm SICK and TIRED of establishment crooks getting away with crimes without facing any legal repercussions.

Thank you!

Yes, it's very good to see

This is how it needs to be done - local people fighting for what is right locally.

like I said

in another post, both delegation will be challenged.

What the GOP OK Chair says, is a lie.

If there are competing delegations from the state, neither delegation is seated.

It's specifically that way, so one delegation from a state could not vote against the other competing delegation.

Submit the Parking lot convention to the National Convention, and challenge the illegal convention.

Well, as per the Update on

Well, as per the Update on that site, it looks like the RP supporters of OK are going to have to go to the RNC; I wonder who they will accept as delegates? The OK RP supporters need to file a lawsuit against the OKGOP, plain and simple.

Give 'em Hell!

Don't let the establishment walk all over us. Good job fighting back. GOOD LUCK and give 'em hell! =)