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Comment: While I respect the point

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While I respect the point

you are making about "us" invading the Republican party, that doesn't give the party justification to fail to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The Repub's may think of themselves as a private party, but that does not prevent them from coming under the purview of the Voting Rights Act.

From 42 USC § 1971
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(b) Intimidation, threats, or coercion
No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, or Member of the House of Representatives, Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories or possessions, at any general, special, or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any such candidate.

In case you think the state conventions don't count as an election.

Here is the Federal Regulation defining an election, and specifically defining what is a Primary Election.

11 CFR 100.2

Election ( 2 U.S.C. 431(1) ).

(a) Election means the process by which individuals, whether opposed or unopposed, seek nomination for election, or election, to Federal office. The specific types of elections, as set forth at 11 CFR 100.2 (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) are included in this definition.

(c) Primary election. A primary election is an election which meets one of the following conditions:
(1) An election which is held prior to a general election, as a direct result of which candidates are nominated, in accordance with applicable State law, for election to Federal office in a subsequent election is a primary election.
(2) An election which is held for the expression of a preference for the nomination of persons for election to the office of President of the United States is a primary election.
(3) An election which is held to elect delegates to a national nominating convention is a primary election.

As you can plainly see, ANY operation by the Republican party to elect a candidate for the office of President must be carried out in a manner consistent with the Voting Rights Act. It is absolutely ILLEGAL for the MA state party to require an affidavit under threat of perjury of their delegate voters, as that is either coercion, or indtimidation or likely both. It is absolutely illegal to manipulate vote counts whether in the actual primary, or in the convention held to "elect delegates to a national nominating convention". If you believe, because you have been their longer, that you should have more of a right to go to Tampa to represent your state in a convention to nominate a candidate for President of the United States, you are DEAD wrong. You engaged yourself in an election defined under Federal law. The majority rules those elections whether a person has been there two days, or two hundred.