The 17 should have signed the contract. Such ageements are unenforcable under duress and considered unilateral cohersion. If a group is going to act illegally sometimes one has to lower the standards they would otherwise not engage in. At the day of conventions delegate vote, they could file a class action stating a breach of performance due to threats to their right to vote under US Code: stating as a group once assembled we realized the MA RNC Leadership threaten them and the contract was not standard procedure but a form of discrimination. There are more torts and performance violations for breach that can be noted as well.
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