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Delegates Must Indicate Their Candidate One Hour Before the Vote

Attention delegates:

The games have started already. John Ryder, committeeman from Tennessee, tried to change the threshold to nominate Paul from 5 states to 10.

Morton Blackwell, committeeman from Virginia opposed the change and "Ryder agreed to change the number back to five states, but the amendment passed with one change intact: DELEGATES MUST INDICATE IN WRITING AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE THE VOTE WHO THEY INTEND TO NOMINATE"

Anyone who wants to vote for Paul should prepare their votes NOW!


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Indicate Palin

then switch to Paul when the actual vote occurs. :-)

Confuse, confuse, confuse

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Intend to Nominate

NOT intend to vote for. There's a HUGE difference! Some political "horsetrading" should be done to get a few non Paul delegates to go along with the Paul nomination in states like Virginia, Colorado and Virginia. Maybe Maine if we lose half our delegates. BE CREATIVE, PLEASE!


I suggest just saying "not Romney".

So the Trick...

At least one hour prior to the vote means they'll try to delay Ron Paul supporters' vote by an hour.
How to prevent such a thing?

Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell defeated a Paul supporter to get his spot as a Delegate, but I don't think that means he is an adversary. He has been around for decades. He founded the Leadership Institute, which provides political training for conservatives, including Paul supporters. (I highly suggest you check them out; their classes provide food and lodging too)

Keep an eye on him; he may be a wolf in establishment clothing.

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This is so

The spin doctors and other professional liars can all get their story straight and follow the narrative set by TPTB.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

The rule might as well read...

...to be eligible for nomination you need 1 + the number of states that don't use diebold voting machines.

Be prepared

to have the RNC change the element of time to a day before. They will use this "prevote" as their real vote after they postpone the Convention. I had a feeling something like this would occur after the Mass. affidavit trouble.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

FTA: "A Paul insider told The Huffington Post that they have a

...majority of delegates only in three states."

Is this the result of grand deal?


The 'insider' was just giving it to them straight. At the time the statement was made, we have majority of support in MN, Iowa and Nevada.

Doesn't say anything about pluralities, or take into the account of delegations still in dispute.

Which day will this be televised?

I want to watch this go down. Which day will this be aired on television? The convention runs Aug 27-30; four days. Are they going to wait until the 30th before they nominate someone?

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

Hey folks, read this whole thread

it's not what you think.

prove these rule changes exist...

Since when do we take our marching orders from HuffPo?

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

This is against everything an election is supposed to be

What happened to secret ballots? What happens if you change your mind at the last minute? What if they take those 'notices of intent' and call the convention closed because of Isaac then use them as actual votes?
The GOP could not get any more evil.
I think a concerted effort should be made to get EVERY delegate to stop this.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Fibbing about your preference

I think that being dishonest here stands a chance of seriously backfiring. How will the preference be recorded? If its on paper, there could easily be a motion to count the "preliminary preference" as your official vote.

ha ha ha

what appended to all the bound, unbound stuff? magically not important now.

Why is this on the fron page?

It does not seem factual.

Are not any rule changes made now only valid for the next election?


I try to change people every day. Do You?

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undecided on your ballot until the real vote.

Yes!! Write in "The Romulan"

Then vote for palin...oh, I mean Paul....lol

Guys, this doesn't have to be

Guys, this doesn't have to be a big deal. If they want to play nasty, lets do the same. Maybe you are intending to vote for Romney. Maybe you had an epiphany just before you cast your vote.


Ron Paul must tell the truth but the delegates can and should LIE!
They expect us to tell the truth.
We do not have to tell the truth, only our candidate does.
God approves of some lies, when they are used to find the greater truth.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016


Who they "intend" to nominate an hour before. A lot can happen in an hour and what I once intended to do has now changed.
What's to say 500 delegates see the hurricane and feel humbled by the lord and decide to go with a humble man.

Maybe they have a pure moment of clarity right at the moment the floor vote is taken.

Just make sure everyone dots the i's and crosses the t's.

double post

sorry double post

That's Alot Of Crap!! They Don't Want Surprises at the RNC...

Protest this move now!!...They are going to count votes before the roll call begins. It's all about control. All of this nonsense is unprecidented.. If Paul has more paper votes they will nullify the nomination or flip the numbers. They will find a way to defeat him..

This is another attempt by the GOP and The RNC to pull another frigin Iowa screw job!

I'm tellin ya now, there is going to be alot of cheating here. If we lose because of this new move, I'm living the frigin country. i will not live in a country that overtly cheats like this..

All the delegates need to protest this and our very own Jesse J'esus' Benton as well..

Screw these people!


They all cheat.
Stay here and help us, dont give up, you are a strong one.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

The Hurdles the RNC is creating.... Geezzz

The RNC is OBVIOUSLY majorly concerned that Ron Paul might ACTUALLY WIN the nomination.

Otherwise, why all the effort to oppose everything Ron Paul unless Ron Paul could actually WIN the nomination?

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Faith in God will prevail all things!

So they have to pre-vote

So they have to pre-vote before they vote? Seems a little sketchy.


Yesterday New G released his delegates. Does this adds to our numbers?

Morton Blackwell is a great man.

The youngest delegate to be seated and support Barry Goldwater and now the figurehead of the Leadership Institute. He is certainly young at heart and I would not be surprised if he backs the good Dr.

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Could Someone

Please clarify?

The Politico article on the same subject seemed to indicate the increase from a plurality in 5 states to 10, would not take effect until 2016. I wonder if declaring who you will be voting for one hour before the convention actually takes effect in 2012?