Skip to comments.Ron Paul supporters capture majority of Nevada’s national delegates
Posted on 05/06/2012 5:07:18 PM PDT by redreno
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul captured the majority of Nevadas national delegates early Sunday, overwhelming likely nominee Mitt Romney with an organized contingent who easily took control of the state convention.
Pauls supporters won 22 of the 25 national delegate slots up for election at the state convention in Sparks on Saturday. Romney won three.
Another three automatic delegates are expected to support Romney, meaning Romney will have six supporters in the delegation and Paul will have 22.
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What does this mean - anything significant?
They’ve been putting a lot of effort into doing this in several places, it seems.
It means all of Nevada’s delegation is now disqualified.
Alaska Ron Paul Delegates and Alternates,
We have 48 hours left until the state convention. We have 3 goals over the next 48 hours:
1. Make sure all of Dr. Pauls delegates and alternates show up at convention.
2. Educate all of our first timers on how to outmaneuver and confuse the Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney delegates.
3. Elect Ron Paul supporters to fill ALL 24 of Alaskas national convention delegate slots.
There are 3 keys to success
1. This is a numbers game. If more of Dr. Pauls supporters turn out than any other candidates delegates, we control them. If more of our people show up, we take over the state convention, we change the rules, and we take over the Republican Party. Turnout is key.
2. We vote as a block and never deviate from the voting instructions dispensed by our command center. On every vote, we vote together. We will be informing you via text message on how you need to vote on every vote that comes up. If you have not sent us your cell phone number you will have with you on Saturday, please do so right away. The Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney supporters will be splitting their votes because they will not be communicating with each other like we will be doing. Our internal numbers show that if Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney delegates vote as a block, they have a majority at the state convention. So it is absolutely crucial that we use whatever tactics necessary to promote division and confusion amongst their supporters. We promote confusion and division by:
a. Gaining the trust of our opponents supporters and taking advantage of their ignorance so that we can gain control of them and tell them how they have to vote. For example if you are talking to Santorum supporters, tell them you are also pro-life and agree with a lot of what he has to say. Tell them you used to support him but now that he is out of the race you are supporting the only constitutional conservative remaining in the race. Tell them whatever they need to hear so that you gain their trust and establish credibility with them. Once youve done that you will control them.
b. Deception and Misinformation - use any means necessary to divide and conquer our opponents.
c. Prolonging the convention through parliamentary maneuvers. The longer the convention goes, the better for us. Our opposition will have a majority at the start of the convention but as the day goes on their delegates will have to leave because their baby sitter is only scheduled to watch the kids until 3pm or because they have dinner reservations, or because they just get too frustrated because the convention is taking so long. We will wait them out. We are disciplined and organized while they are weak willed and lazy. So the longer the convention goes, more and more of them will leave. All of a sudden what started out as a majority for them dwindles away and the balance of power shifts to us. We will use every parliamentary tactic in the book to prolong the meeting. Dr. Pauls campaign has sent national lawyers who will run circles over the local Alaska lawyers. Our lawyers are ready to sue anyone who tries to get in our way.
After we take over the Alaska convention, we will be able to nominate Dr. Paul from the floor at the Republican National Convention. We will have a floor fight at the national convention and when it’s all said and done, Dr. Paul will be the nominee. Despite what the Republican Party wants us to believe, this election is not about beating Obama. This election is about cleansing the Republican Party. The poor excuse for Americans that support Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney need to be run out of the Republican Party. Once we have cleansed the Republican Party and President Paul is elected, we will end Americas wars of aggression, we will put an end to American imperialism, and we will end the Fed!
DO NOT FORWARD THIS EMAIL. The element of surprise is critical. Our opponents dont know what is about to hit them so they will not be able to defend themselves against our superior convention organization. By the end of the day Saturday, the Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney elements within the Republican Party will be cleansed from the Republican Party and we will deliver all 24 of Alaskas national delegates to Dr. Paul!
Their strategy won’t work. Reince Priebus has made it clear that state delegations will be disqualified if shenanigans like what happened in Nevada happen.
Normally, this would piss me off. But, since they’re milt’s problem now -— LOL!!!
Flush them out,neutralize them...they’re Rat plants.
NOT an accurate account!
I was there for the entire convention.
The Paul-%#@%! did NOT “Take control” of the convention.
They did disrupt, delay, annoy, insult the membership, attempt to hijack every committee report, and generally make asses of themselves.
They forced the convention into a second day in an UNSUCCESSFUL effort to take control.
Two-day conventions used to be the norm.
It was decided to go to a single day convention so that MORE people could AFFORD to participate!
Apparently the RP zealots still have daddy’s credit card to rely on, and do not care about disenfranchising their fellow citizens so long as it serves their own goals.
They clearly do not accept “One Man - One Vote”, insisting on only their own voices being heard, by any means available.
This all seems familiar, a vocal band of zealots determined to force their own view on their fellows, as “They” know best!
Now what was that absurd tripe about a “Liberty movement”?
They did take the majority of national convention delegates, for the SECOND round, but ARE “Bound” for the first round.
I’m not wild about Romney, but after seeing the RP zealots in action, Mitt is clearly preferable to RP and his “True Believers”.
Mitt needs to tie up the nomination up BEFORE Florida.
Unless Newt can step in and wrest the nomination away (unlikely) the RP folk are determined to hand this election to the Obomination as RP will never win the general election!
Republican National Committee
May 2, 2012
Chairman Michael McDonald
Nevada Republican Party
6330 McLeod Drive, Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89120
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
Dear Chairman McDonald:
On April 30, 2012, I provided you with an opinion letter explaining why any action to un-bind Nevadas delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention would be impermissible under the national party rules (The Rules of the Republican Party). Specifically, I explained that [a]ny action taken at the Nevada Republican Convention to alter the method in which delegates are elected, selected, allocated, or bound for the 2012 Republican National Convention from the method described in the [Nevada Republican Party] plan that was timely filed with the Republican National Committee prior to
October 1, 2011, in accordance with Rule 15(e)(1), would be in conflict with of The Rules of the Republican Party.
I provide this supplemental letter to emphasize that my opinion applies equally to the binding of delegates and to the allocation of delegates. In its Rule 15(e) submission, the Nevada Republican Party made clear that [p]ursuant to § 15(b) of the Rules of the National Republican Committee, in Presidential election years, National Delegates and Alternates shall be allocated proportionally based on the final results of the Nevada Presidential Preference Poll . . . . Nevada Republican Party Delegate Binding Rules for 2012 at section 1 (emphasis added). That is, each candidate is entitled to have delegates supporting him elected to the delegate slots that he earned in the Presidential Preference Poll. See id. (National delegates shall be chosen at the Nevada Republican Convention by election. Any candidate who receives less than the percentage required for one Delegate will receive no Delegates.)
Based on my review of the Nevada Republican Partys 15(e) filing, in particular Sections 1, 4.2, 4.3., and 4.4 of the Delegate Binding Rules for 2012, it appears the slots should be allocated as follows:
1. The three RNC members, who are automatic delegates, should each be allocated and bound to their preferred presidential candidate.
2. Congressional district delegates should be elected to fill delegate slots allocated to each candidate but only to the extent a candidate has slots available. A nomination to fill a Congressional district delegate slot shall only be in order if the persons preferred candidate has available delegate slots to fill. The preferred means to ensure that no presidential
candidate receives more than his allocated slots is to conduct the congressional district delegate selections sequentially, and if a candidate has reached his allocation, no further nominations for delegate candidates who support said presidential candidate shall be in order.
3. At-large (statewide) prospective delegates should be elected by determining how many delegate slots each presidential candidate has available after processes 1 and 2 above have been completed, and allocating to each available slot the highest vote-receiving prospective delegate that supports the candidate with an available slot. So, for example, if Ron Paul has 2 slots available after processes 1 and 2 above, the two highest vote-getters that support Ron Paul should be allocated to him. And if Mitt Romney has 4 slots available after processes 1 and 2 above have been completed, the 4 highest vote-getters that support Mitt Romney should be allocated to him.
In order to effectuate this process and ensure that a delegate or prospective delegate actually supports the presidential candidate he professes to support, an authorized representative of the presidential campaign that the delegate or prospective delegate professes to support should be allowed to confirm whether or not the delegate is an actual supporter. If a prospective delegates name is certified to the RNC but has not been approved by an authorized representative of the candidate he or she professes to support, grounds for
a contest may exist. In any case, to the extent a prospective delegate is purportedly elected in excess of the number of slots allocated to his or her preferred candidate, such delegate will be bound to vote at the national convention for the candidate to whom that delegate was allocated.
As I explained in my last letter, while this opinion is purely advisory and not binding on any committee of the Republican National Committee or of the Republican National Convention, I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevadas entire delegation to the National Convention.
John R. Phillippe Jr.
“What does this mean - anything significant?”
If this continues in other primaries, it could jeopardize Romneys chance at getting the required delegates for the nomination.
Paul can’t win the nomination with his lack of delegates, but he could throw a wrench in Mitt’s plans for the nomination.
I’m laughing too, but don’t tell any Mitt fans.
Gee, the Paul faction versus the Romney GOP-e. Can’t say I have a dog in that fight. Romney has pretty much rendered the whole campaign season moot for me. Maybe it’s a good thing the Paulians give the GOP-e some well-deserved heartburn. Or better yet, take the Paul crowd and the Romney crowd and give them swords, and lock them in an arena for a fight to the death. With luck, no one comes out.
I’ve been resigned to Romney’s nomination, but who knows? Ron Paul is causing him a lot of trouble with regard to delegates.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
I might just vote for the nut Paul when the voting gets to Texas.
Who known maybe this crazy guy can stop Romney.
The paulbottes might have a case if it were not for so-called “Blue Republicans”. These folks are self-proclaimed Independents and Demo’rats. NOT republicans, although some have recently registered R to take a role in this mischief making (they are asked to become ‘R’ JUST for one year, during which they are doing this. Over the past week, it seems to me there are like a dozen states where the electorate voted for whomever EXCEPT RP, and now, is faced with a disenfranchising situation where they are represented by paul delegates.
I don’t understand this. If it is such a brilliant idea, why were the paul supporters not doing this from the beginning?
Reminds me of MAD.
Mutually Assured Destruction.
I might just vote for the nut Paul when the voting gets to Texas.
Who known maybe this crazy guy can stop Romney.
Same for me here in Kalifornistan.
From the reports last week, if this and the story from Nevada are true, that makes four or five states disqualified. Does that lower the number of delegates ORomney needs?
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