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Ben Swann Maine Delegate Story Update - 08/07/2012


From his Facebook page...

I've told you for months about the GOP establishment's efforts to control the Republican National Convention... here is more unbelievable proof of how far they are willing to go. In the state of Maine, it is well documented that 21 of the 24 delegates are strong supporters of Congressman Ron Paul. Those 21 delegates plan to go to Tampa later this month and cast a vote for Dr. Paul to receive the nomination.

A little over a week ago, 20 of those 21 delegates were told that their credentials were being challenged by Mr. Peter Cianchette (who headed the Romney campaign in Maine). The grounds for the challenge... that 20 of these 21 delegates were illegally elected to represent Maine. As a result, the RNC planned to not seat the entire Maine delegation at the RNC in Tampa.

Now, here is where it gets really interesting. This weekend, the RNC, via Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster offered a "compromise"... take a look:

1. A majority of the delegates sign a statement agreeing that, if Ron Paul is not on the ballot, they will vote at the Convention for Mitt Romney.

2. Instead of Brent Tweed, Charlie Webster or Paul LePage would serve as the spokesperson for the delegation and announce the votes cast for president. That spokesperson would also handle all media on behalf of the Maine delegation.

3. There will be nothing negative said about Mitt Romney or positive said about Obama (especially to media)

4. The Delegation will be admitted to the Convention, and to all committee assignments, without barrier.

5. The Contest brought by Jan Staples and Peter Cianchette will be withdrawn

Tonight at 10:00 PM.. Reality Check is going to break down all the details of this.. as well as two unrelated efforts to block Gov. Romney from receiving the Republican nomination.

For now, you can read the official response from the Maine delegation to the RNC "Compromise" here: Just scroll to the bottom to read the PDF's for yourself.

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LIBERTY2ME's picture

I got the file open. It

I got the file open. It sounds like this was the lawyers 2nd try? I never heard anything about the 1st? It sounds like the judge is basically telling the lawyer that he doesn't know how to submit a formal complaint...so now he says he is giving him a 3rd and final try. Maybe he should converse with another lawyer this time and get some concrete advise. The judge needs more proof, more details.
Sad thing is, we here know that it is all true. So if this lawyer can't articulate it well enough to the judge, that will be even more frustrating to me than when all of these things happened.

Tell Charlie Webster to

Tell Charlie Webster to pucker up...

LIBERTY2ME's picture

Lawyers 4 RP - court date yesterday - UPDATE

Someone on the DP "Gopper" just told me that the Lawyers for Ron Paul court date yesterday the judge granted dismissal of the case! Does anyone know this or can tell me where I can find info on this?

Gopper gave you another link, too.


It's true. Case was dismissed without prejudice. Atty's got until Aug. 20 to try again.

How about tell

Charlie Webster and crew to go back to Maine kissing the arse of every voter they stole from in the primary election.

Federal Election law violation.. or RICO?

Check it out delegates!

These Fuehrer Princip RNC lovers need to be put on notice with an injunction or mandamus! Answer smoke threats with real return fire!

they want a tyranny of 40,000 laws?

. . . so be it.


mandamus |manˈdāməs|
noun Law
a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty : a writ of mandamus.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘we command.’

During the Bush years

During the Bush years I realized how the Dem party had no focus and unity, they were a mess and fighting among themselves. However, this is far beyond the Dem's keystone cops routine, This is flat out criminal.

If the Richard C. Gilbert's case is won and all the delegates are freed, I'd like to see several of the people using these tactics brought up on Federal charges for coercion.

Judge upheld Motion to Dismiss today.

No surprise there.

lindalsalisbury's picture

Elite Judge

Elite ruling!

robot999's picture


Prejudice, another try is authorized. Tell the truth!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

No surprises

What so ever!

This is for anyone who wants to keep playing nice...

This is for anyone who wants to keep playing nice with the GOP establishment. This is spit right in the face of the Liberty movement. This is for anyone who actually thinks the GOP would be fair once we supported their Banker Puppet Douche Lord, Romney.

The only way we win is by taking over the whole party at every level possible. We need to rip out the GOP Neo-con Cancer from any position of influence or power.

I hope this serves as fuel for the Liberty Movemnet and proof that the GOP hates us more than they hate the Dems.

GOP 2.0 - We are the future...

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

"hate the dems"?!? They don't

"hate the dems"?!? They don't hate the Dems, they LOVE them. They're all 1 big family of criminals & mafia.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

You are right

I forgot to add the quotations marks around "hate the dems"...

They are both working towards the same totalitarian fascist agenda...

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

A Two-Headed, One Party Monster

Correct!..there is no real difference.
I can't believe people still think that we "actually" have two parties. LOL!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

The mafia running the RNC and state parties need to be arrested.

This is voter and delegate intimidation.

They are illegally interfering with our nominations process at all levels and the money is the proof.


One more thing to add...

Isn't this almost a type of blackmail?

The nerve!!!

After all this dies down I hope the Maine people make it the first order of the day to clear house of all those criminals.

Remember what RP has said about "compromise."


We won, so, no to all above.

Let's see what's in your case:

"You turned down the deal, now let's see what's in your case.........



"Stand, in the end, you'll still be you
One that's done all the things you set out to do
Stand, there's a cross for you to bear
Things to go through if you're goin' anywhere

Stand for the things you know are right
It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight
Stand, all the things you want are real
You have you to complete and there is no deal

Stand, stand, stand
(Everybody, yeah)
Stand, stand, stand..."

("midget" in the eyes of some!)
Good for you, Maine delegation!!!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I'm standing! I'm standing!

I'm standing! I'm standing!

There's No Deal!!!!

There's No Deal!!!! Put that in your pipe Charlie Shyster!

This is stupendously

This is stupendously hilarious.

These people make me sick

How can they do this? Is this a free country? A republic? How can they even attempt to circumvent the rules and cheat out duly elected delegates? These scumbags in Maine need to pay the price when revolution takes place.

Why doesn't someone

write up a counter-offer? Maybe include that all delegates will vote Ron Paul if Romney has to withdraw or if Ron Paul is on the ballot? How about only Ron Paul people as spokesmen? We can even agree to not say anything good about Obama, or Romney!

Oh how I would love to write

Oh how I would love to write a counter offer to the Mitt Romney campaign

"Democracy" in action?

Who needs rigged voting machines when you can just reject the outcome right out in the open?
If the machines don't give you the false victory then just throw out the results and put in who you want, overturning those legitimately elected!
Nothing to see here boys. Now put on those jerseys and be good little establishment neo-con sellouts like the rest of us!
"So just shut up, sit down, and keep your feet off our furniture!"

Who says we're not in a domestic war?

O U R P L A N = R O N P U A L (Coinsidence? I think not.)

Winning !!!

Things are coming to a head. Why are they pushing so hard? Because they know we are WINNING! The more they scam, the more news they make. The more attention the fight will receive. Their own naked aggression will be their undoing. Share, post, spread the news. Hammer down Patriots! Whoot!