Skip to comments.Ron Paul Has A Question: What If Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?
Posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
What Happens When Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States? 03/25/2012 Ron Paul
What Happens When Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?
This may have been asked before, but Gingrich isn't looking like he'll get the majority of delegates in at least 5 states while we will. What happens to Gingrich and his delegates since he says he'll go to the convention? Particularly, what happens on first round of voting? Do they still vote for him if bound?
Will his delegates become unbound after first round?
State laws vary on when a delegate becomes unbound (FL for instance is 2 rounds of voting).
If Newt does not have a plurality of delegates from 5 states, then he cannot be nominated from the floor. If he cannot be nominated from the floor, he has effectively dropped out of the race (and will likely formally withdraw), and if that be the case his delegates will be unbound prior to the first vote.
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Big RP fan now, are you?
I don’t think that part matters as much. I think Gingrich will use his bargaining chip for a position in cabinet.
If he contributes to stopping Romney, then he’s accomplished a lot.
We don’t duck questions, no matter from what quarter they come. How about answering it.
Did you finally figure out Mittens for the flop horse he is?
Then, under the rules of the convention, he asks some state delegations to vote on supporting his nomination. I suspect he would find enough to do so.
Binding delegate votes is covered by each of the 57 states, not by the RNC (except for appeals to convention rules committees).
This is a question that seems to be glossed over when people argue that Newt will have some sort of power at the Convention as it stands. If he doesn’t win three more states, I don’t see how he get any control on the floor.
Once again the GOP culls the strongest to back the weak.
Ron Paul is smarter than santorum and both are loose cannons.
They are both beating on Newt and Romney will be the nominee
Gee this is swell.
Gingrich is out of the delegate hunt, since Santorum won his spectacular one day trifecta Gingrich’s continued presence in the race has enabled Romney to move forward with squeaky thin wins as in his own home state of MI and in OH, and now with a distant third place finish in La his quixotic campaign is beyond any rational explanation except to his sugar-daddy Andelson who is using Gingrich as foil to stop Santorum. Those who refuse to see this are denying reality and are acting like the three proverbial monkeys. Paul raises a very interesting question. What Gingrich is doing in WI is inexplicable. He keeps dividing the anti-Romney vote and pushes Romney closer to the magic 1441.
Santorum sucks. he proved it this week when he decided that he was judge and jury to George Zimmerman.
No trial needed.
When did you become a Ron Paul fan?
Nice try in avoiding to answer a tough question. Is this what the Newties do?
Wouldn't by definition the strongest be winning if he were indeed strong?
That’s not true....the data backs Newt up that if he bows out that those supporting him would split a little more like 50/50 to both Romney and Santorum. Therefore it would help Romney more than help Santorum
But in a larger sense...all of the current candidates sucks. Santorum is a rank amateur with him going off on issues that are irrelevant to the most important issues facing this election, nobody seems to care or want Newt and Romney is Obama-lite. Ron Paul should just sit and stare in the corner
That would be the usual definition.
That’s not what PPP internal polling data suggests. Somewhere between 57%-60% of Gingrich’s vote would go to Santorum. Romney would have lost both MI and OH if Gingrich withdrew after Santorum’s extraordinary one-day trifecta.
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