If we have a convention, the local delegate selection will be underrepresented such that everybody who signs up will automatically be deemed to be elected, so you will all just go on to the state convention.
We don’t do the step where a vote is taken locally, and delegates are pledged to support a candidate.
On the other hand, representation is proportional, so if you have a local candidate (like we do), and it means you have a lot of interest, each person’s vote for your county has less weight. So theoretically, if you trusted people, you could figure out who would actually show up, and then send 10% of them in the same proportion, and achieve the same result.
I am stuned.
I’m going to have to process all this.
It is so different from what we do out here in the provinces.
By the way, are you describing Connecticut? That other guy was talking Virginia. And I’m still trying to wrap my head around what he told me. But, I can sure relate to what he said about the groupthink and oldsters not cooperating with anyone else who tries to participate in the party life on the local level.
I will post more after I recover from this latest convention we just had.