NV Republican Party Censures NV Delegation: Delegation Chairman RespondsSubmitted by NVSnoCone on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 00:03
The Nevada Republican Party (NRP) Executive Board passed a censure of the Nevada Delegation Chairman, Wayne Terhune, and of the Nevada Delegates who chose to unbind.
Before passing this censure, the NRP E-Board did not contact the Delegation Chairman to find out "his side" of the story. In fact, they did not even officially notify him that the censure was passed. It is only common decency that a person be allowed to answer accusations leveled against them before judgement is passed. However, the NRP E-Board did not allow my father, Wayne Terhune, that opportunity.
So, he is now responding to the censure here. We sincerely ask that all Nevada Republicans allow him to make his case before condemning his actions.
As you may recall, I was the chairman of the Nevada delegation to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, where I made a speech that has caused some consternation. A lot of misinformation has been circulating about what actually happened at the Convention, and about the role played by myself and the other Nevada Delegates. Some of this information has come from the Nevada Republican Party and it's officers in a censure passed by the Nevada Executive Board, as well as in recent e-mails to the NRCC. I would like to set the record straight.
If you consider yourself to be a fair-minded individual, please hear me out before passing judgement.
I will go into more detail in a moment, but in short:
As chairman, I was presented with an untenable situation that was foisted upon me by inconsistencies in the Nevada Caucus Binding rules. These rules forced me to make a decision that placed me in a difficult position, regardless of which direction I decided to take. In the end, after much deliberation, I chose the path that I felt best honored the rules as set by both the State and National Republican Committees.
Contrary to common misconceptions, I did NOT...
Break NRP binding rules.
Encourage others to break the binding rules.
Have any authority to enforce binding rules.
Manipulate the delegates into any decisions or actions.
Alter or “change” ANY delegates’ votes.
Please allow me to explain...
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