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Vote For Who You Want

And claim the First Amendment.
Constitution > National Party Rules > State Party Rules and Laws.

I refer to case law from '88

"Although the federal cases relied upon by Defendant to protect the right of political parties to free association as against restrictive state law are interesting, there seems to be no question here but that state party rules are subordinate to national party rules, and Rule 32(a) of the latter . . . specifically gives state law precedence over state party rules. "

"After holding that a national party's rules concerning qualifications of convention delegates prevailed over contrary state law, the Court in Cousins, 419 U.S. at 483 n.4, expressly left open the extent to which "principles of the political question doctrine counsel against judicial intervention.""

Republican National Party Rules prevail over state law. It doesn't matter if the state statutes say a delegate is "bound," if a delegate is refused his/her constitutional right at the RNC, the GOP/National Republican Party is responsible...

"In short, the National Republican Party, not the state statute, is responsible for the alleged infringement of plaintiffs' constitutional rights."

Hence, back in '08...

"Jennifer Sheehan, Legal Counsel for the RNC, plainly stated in a letter to Nancy Lord, Utah National Committeewoman, several weeks before the convention, “[The] RNC does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they choose.” And, “The national convention allows delegates to vote for the individual of their choice, regardless of whether the person’s name is officially placed into nomination or not.”"

They can't constitutionally bind delegates. DO NOT ABSTAIN. Vote Ron Paul!! And if you're denied, file a federal lawsuit against the GOP(not the state)for infringement of the First Amendment.