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What is correct Robert Rules Way to nominate Ron Paul or anyone ?

Delegates need to practice this in front of mirror. So at what point can one nominate ? And what are the proper, legal words to say ? And of course , it has to be seconded. Should it be thirded, fourtheth etc. Is that OK. There will be strong pleas by your governor, your state chairman possibly or others in your state to go Romney. And possibly strong psychological words to try to get you not to nominate Ron Paul. So you must build your self up ahead of time to ignore all these mind control methods and manipulations. You might need to pray for strength or whatever it is you do to get yourself fired up. But practice makes perfect. Don't let your governor, senator, representative know ahead. They will most likely dissuade you and use strong persuasion. Be discreet. Then when the moment comes, do it-just do it. Coordinate with your known loyal fellow RP brothers. Practice with them. And thank you for your service to our country. They might try some tricks like just announcing Romney is it. Drown that out and say your piece nominate Ron Paul even if you are the lone voice in the crowd . Make sure you are heard. Use a loud voice. Possibly have a horn. (Hide it till you need it.)

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Rule 40 (b)

RULE NO. 40
Nominations
(a) In making the nominations for President
of the United States and Vice President of the United
States and voting thereon, the roll of the states shall be
called separately in each case; provided, however, that
if there is only one candidate for nomination for Vice
President of the United States who has demonstrated
the support required by paragraph (b) of this rule, a
motion to nominate for such office by acclamation shall
be in order and no calling of the roll with respect to
such office shall be required.
(b) 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 of five (5) or more
states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of
that candidate for nomination.

I think the key here is this point: it's plurality vs majority. How do you DEMONSTRATE a plurality, other than you have more documented support than the other guy? A majority would be 50%+1, but a PLURALITY could be two guys showing their support for RP, if the other candidates' zombies don't bother to do anything.

EVERY STATE's RP delegation, no matter how small a minority, should be documenting their support for Ron Paul, and submitting it at the proper time.

House Rules also

The RNC only uses Robert's Rules for committee meetings. The convention is governed by U.S. House Rules (see RNC Rule 30 from the 2008 rules).

There are some general procedures someone posted on this site, but essentially, it all comes down to the delegates being credentialed. A plurality of delegates from 5 states must sign their respective nominating forms, stating who they wish to nominate.

They can turn in the proper paperwork prior to the convention, but this will only be accepted provisionally, until all the delegates whose signatures appear on the nomination form are fully credentialed.

Once this occurs, on voting day, the Sec of the RNC will read out the name(s) on the ballot. If Ron Paul is not on the ballot, it will probably only be romney.