Comment: Ok, so the abstained votes

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Ok, so the abstained votes

Ok, so the abstained votes only count to as part of the quorum, meaning the total number of delegates at the meeting; but as the RNC RULES state that if 1144 votes are not obtained by anybody then the person with 50%+1 vote is the nominee. Only if nobody has the 50%+1 vote does it become a brokered convention. So, I don't see how abstaining helps; it does exactly what I said it would do, and that is, it lowers the total number of votes one needs to be nominated.