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Gop Rule 40: A 5 State Plurality, Not A Majority

When asked if Ron Paul would have a 5 state majority, Doug Wead responded by citing Rule 40.

“Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination” - Republican Party Rule 40, Section B

What is a, "plurality," of delegates?

Plurality - a candidate wins more delegates than any other candidate, but less than a majority (50% + 1 vote).

I think Ron Paul is already eligible to win the republican nomination according to Republican Party Rule 40, Section B.

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Maybe someone has a list of

Maybe someone has a list of states that meet this definition. It would be nice to see which ones he has a plurality in.

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By the way, that rule makes

By the way, that rule makes it very clear that nominating someone is not the same thing as voting for them in the first round of voting.

The delegates aren't bound. But nominating someone occurs before the first round even occurs, and no state even pretends to bind delegates from nominating, introducing articles into the platform, or all the other business that delegates take care of. They are two separate things.

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This is what I've been trying

This is what I've been trying to tell everyone. Where is the rule that says he cannot be nominated?