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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 The Contest brought by Jan Staples and Peter Cianchette will be withdrawn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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elite-level douchebaggery.
should make no deal considering what they have done so far.


douche-baggery is hyphenated? who cares great new words!!!


its sorta like "Dumbassery" which when spelled properly is not hyphenated

Definitely hyphenated. It

Definitely hyphenated. It makes the douche stand out, which, coincidentally, is Charlie Webster's superpower.



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Little Elm, Tx


How are they getting away with this!? The next plan after August should be to make every effort to clean out all local corrupt leaders and replace them with our own.

they know Ron Paul people

they know Ron Paul people will keep our word 100% because we are honest, and they're trying to use that against us by getting us to make a deal, or "commitment"...


The Honesty of Ron Paul supporters is what truly led me to investigate Ron Paul and the R3VOLUTION in the first place. Even when I thought they were the enemy only 4 or 5 months ago, it was when I saw the prevailing spirit of integrity that let me know I could take them (us) at their (our) word. I thank God for that. What a testimony.

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Personally, I think this has

Personally, I think this has nothing to do with integrity. A politician like Rick Santorum or Obama can have all the integrity in the world, and still be dangerous because they do not respect liberty or value the Constitution.

I certainly do not consider myself to have more integrity than most people but I do passionately value individual freedom.

Personally I laughed at someone who

Personally I laughed at someone who asked if I would sign a pledge to vote for romney

Charlie's gotta go

Get rid of this guy already

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Delegates response...

"No deal"

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

Wrong press release...

He initially posted the wrong press release. It has been fixed in the story, but this link has not been removed yet. Correct press release is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9777253.htm

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Changed it. Thank you. I also told Ben Swann too, as he has the draft link posted at FOX19. That's where I found it initially.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

there looks to be some unlikely

supporters on that letter. How much more of mittens gaffes, lies and flat out stupidity can the old guard sit back and watch knowing they are certain to lose again.


... taking RP's example and not folding. Encouraging.

Ain't It the Truth?

"..taking Rp's example and not folding"...

You "nailed it"!
....And it made me smile...great isn't it!

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



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