Skip to comments.How Ron Paul's Minions Plan to Hijack the GOP Convention
Posted on 03/02/2012 10:56:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Ron Paul is orchestrating a highly unusual, yet precisely organized, grassroots effort to bring as many loyal delegates as possible to the Republican National Convention. Romney's campaign has some mass appeal but invites little passion. Paul's might have even fewer supporters than Romney but their energetic zeal could culminate in having an outsize influence at the RNC without having won a single primary.
Each state selects its delegates to the Republican National Convention differently, and as has often been reported, the process of a candidate winning a state is not as simple as a plurality on primary day. An obscure process of country, district, and state conventions exists to appoint these delegates to the national convention. A candidate who can successfully manipulate these lesser known behind-the-scenes processes can put himself in an advantageous position should the Convention begin in August with some doubt about the identity of the nominee.
Focusing on one Super Tuesday state, Georgia, this process began with mass precinct meetings on February 18th to select delegates to the county conventions. After the March 6 primary, Georgia's 159 county conventions take place March 10. These will elect delegates to the district conventions scheduled for April 14. While some at-large delegates emerge from the state convention, most are selected at Georgias thirteen district conventions. Ideally, the Paul campaign would like for its supporters to compose 51% of the attendees at each district convention so that its supporters can make motions, control the proceedings, and make sure its supporters get nominated as delegates to the national convention.
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Scary times for the GOP, if this nutcase had managed to win the nomination.
May as well flush the future down the toilet and be done with it.
The nutcase scares me less than the vote swindling imposter Romney.
“An OBSCURE process of country, district, and state conventions exists to appoint these delegates to the national convention.”
That the writer of the article could say such a thing is the worst indictment of our system of public education conceivable.
Using the rules to thwart the will of the voters is as bad as the establishment pushing Romney down our throats.
I don’t like this.