Ron Paul Supporters Won't Back Down in Louisiana GOP DisputeSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 10:16
By Jonathan Tilove | The Times-Picayune
Likening Louisiana Republican chairman Roger Villere to a North Korean despot, Ron Paul supporters have filed a challenge against the state party's certified delegation to the national convention in Tampa, Fla., with the Republican National Committee's Committee on Contests.
"This contest challenges the tyranny of one person, Roger Villere, who, on the eve of the Louisiana Republican State Convention attempted to impose anti-democratic Convention rules that were without any authority," reads the 21-page challenge filed last week by Washington attorneys David Warrington and Lee Goodman of LeClairRyan, who have been retained by the national Ron Paul campaign to handle delegates challenges in Louisiana, Massachusetts and Oregon, and to defend Paul delegates from a challenge in Maine. "The rules he attempted to impose were draconian and more characteristic of a North Korean politburo than a democratic American political party that honors procedures and majority votes."
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