Geller: Paul's Planned PutschSubmitted by Diane V. McLoughlin on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 23:07
Geller, on her website, Atlas Shrugs, wails, rends garments, and generally disses Ron Paul and the delegate threat.
However, she also discusses the delegate rules, making for an interesting read.
She cites the 2008 RNC legal council letter Ben Swann unearthed:
'Jennifer Sheehan, Legal Council for the RNC, wrote a letter to Nancy Lord, Utah National Committee-Woman, asserting:
“The RNC does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they choose, and the national convention allows delegates to vote for the individual of their choice, regardless of whether the person’s name is officially placed into nomination or not.”'
Geller continues: '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.”