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GOP delegates sue to be free from Romney
World Net Daily ^ | June 16, 2012 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 06/15/2012 10:58:25 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Over 120 delegates to the Republican National Convention have joined a lawsuit against the GOP arguing they have been illegally coerced into choosing Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nominee and demanding they be “unbound” to vote for another candidate instead.

The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California by mostly supporters of Ron Paul, demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience” for presidential nominee at the party’s August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures.

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“The Republican National Committee and its chairman have been aiding the Governor Romney campaign for at least six months,” the lawsuit asserts. “The RNC and its chairman, defendant Reince Priebus, have … combined with a particular candidate with all of the aid the RNC can possibly, but improperly give … to obstruct, intimidate and harass delegates from voting their conscience.”

Specifically, the lawsuit charges Republican officials and operatives have used threats of violence, certified unlawful slates of delegates, demanded affidavits of loyalty to Romney under penalty of perjury and have even altered ballot results to make sure the national convention is stacked with delegates who will vote for Romney.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; carter4romney; cheaterromney; clinton4romney; loserromney; msm4romney; obama4romney; romney; romney4certainloss; romneychosen2lose; romneythecheat; romneythelibliar
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To: CaptainKrunch

“The most ghastly left-wing President in history actually presented the opportunity of a generation for conservatives. Gone. Wasted.”

Deliberately sabotaged.

I am done with the Geriatric Old Plotters.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 3:44:31 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: CaptainKrunch
As one who voted for Santorum in the Michigan primary...

I disapprove.

What's the point of having primary elections if the delegates— delegated by voters to attend conventions in our stead— can go there and vote who they want without reference to the expressed wishes of those voters?

Had this been a bunch of Santorum-favoring delegates, whose actions would mean "my guy" would "win", I'd still be against it, and for the same reasons. If "we" "win" that way, the Republic loses in the long term.

42 posted on 06/16/2012 3:56:48 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now, or something.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

lol

I’ll give the Paulbot’s an A+ for effort :)

But I think that ship has sailed.


43 posted on 06/16/2012 4:11:49 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Crucial
Romney's no Reagan but he's no Obama. There's only one Communist in Chief and he HATES this country with a passion.

Romney's an anti American Sovereignty, new world order globalist just like Obama...

They are on the same team...They are both just players in the game...

One thing's for sure, from here on out it's going to be a wild ride to the bottom...

44 posted on 06/16/2012 4:49:11 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Iscool
Mr. RomneyCARE represents the FINEST DNC points.

TARP, RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE, DeathPanels,
Sharia, Special Deals, Vulture Corporatism.

Mr. RomneyCARE is EXACTLY like Obama.

.


45 posted on 06/16/2012 4:55:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

That pretty much sums it up...


46 posted on 06/16/2012 5:00:24 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: wastedyears

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MENSA used to be in Brooklyn NY

- They are now in Texas - Give them phone call

They do no accept any test results given after they started being race-normed and ‘adjusted’

MENSA turned down both Bill and Hillary Clinton - told them they would have to be tested by a MENSA certified shrink

.


47 posted on 06/16/2012 5:18:49 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Diogenesis
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48 posted on 06/16/2012 5:45:55 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: 92nina; WhiskeyX
The reason they are bound to Mitt is because the voters of their state voted for Mitt

Did they? Really?

and they are bound by their state party rules to represent those voters, not their own wishes.

Who enforces that?

Post 65

There was no primary election in the State of Washington. The Democrat controlled legislature canceled the primary election. The party caucus was used as the sole substitute for the canceled primary election. In our precinct, Almost half the votes went to Gingrich. Romney didn't get even one-quarter of the votes.However, the way in which the delegates to the county convention and caucus were selected, about 70 percent of the delegates represented Romney with only one delegate, myself, represented Gingrich. In other words, the will of the voters in this precinct was subverted and not represented by the canceled primary election. Instead, many of the delegates to the Republican county convention were current and/or former Democrats who publicly admitted to having voted for Obama in the last election and for Romney in the present caucus substitute for the canceled primary election.

49 posted on 06/16/2012 5:45:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Thxs, for the post.

50 posted on 06/16/2012 5:55:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: 92nina
"The reason they are bound to Mitt is because the voters of their state voted for Mitt, and they are bound by their state party rules to represent those voters, not their own wishes. "

Yeah, just like my "elected REPRESENTITIVES" that, once elected, go their own way against the platform they ran on and "listen to their conscience".


51 posted on 06/16/2012 6:00:00 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Why not incluce in yor list Myth’s position on each of the issues, it would probley leave you in tears..


52 posted on 06/16/2012 6:36:47 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: doc1019
And Obamass says “YES”, my next four years are assured.

So if they choose a different Republican candidate at the convention, will you write in Romney?

53 posted on 06/16/2012 6:39:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Yes, disregard the will of the voters in those states for your own benefit.

They do not have a leg to stand on..

Little fascists.


54 posted on 06/16/2012 6:41:44 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: onetruelord

Let me get this straight: you fully support the concept of completely disregarding the votes cast in a primary for a candidate, so that the group of delegates can cast their vote for whomever they personally wish to cast it?

I understand that there are certain states where the delegates are not bound, and they can vote for whomever they please regardless of primary vote totals.

California is not one of them. They are bound delegates. Those are the rules. If someone disagrees with them, they should attempt legally to have them changed.

One of the reasons the government was constructed the way that is was by the founders, is to make change difficult, so that things wouldn’t be changed with the passion of the moment, a wise approach, given human nature.

Personally, I think the concept that any delegates are allowed to vote for whomever they please is an abomination. If someone supports that, they are an elitist at best, and at worst, anti-democratic.

But no matter. A constitutional republic based on representative democracy is a mix that has its flaws, but on the whole, is not bad as long as the “representative” part of the democracy really has some basis in it. When that representative part disappears, and a small group of people decide they know better than the cast votes, and will represent according to their own decisions, then we are no longer a constitutional republic.

At that point, we are more an oligarchy.

But those are the rules as they stand.

So, I must ask you again: Do you believe the voters should have absolutely no say in this election?


55 posted on 06/16/2012 6:43:49 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: CaptainKrunch
Any more missteps by Romney, and the GOPe ROTC corps will have their hands full keeping the delegates under control...


56 posted on 06/16/2012 6:45:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: onetruelord

I strongly disagree with you.

We have now, who we have.

We should fight for Romney, then oppose him once he is in office.

Nice sign-up date by the way...


57 posted on 06/16/2012 6:47:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: onetruelord
but this will knock the cultist romney out and make room for a late entry like sarah or even santorum

And who will go on to be be soundly crushed by Obama.

58 posted on 06/16/2012 6:48:09 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; Colonel_Flagg; so_real; Finny; onetruelord
I strongly disagree with you.

We have now, who we have.

We should fight for Romney, then oppose him once he is in office.

Nice sign-up date by the way...

"The NBR is strong with this one!"


(btw, how's MY sign-up date?)
59 posted on 06/16/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Crucial
Romney's no Reagan

But he could become one.

People here forget that as Governor of liberal California, Reagan wasn't exactly an arch-conservative. His pen legalized abortion in California long before Roe v. Wade legalized it in the rest of the country. He also signed into law the nation's first no-fault divorce legislation, a tool that has destroyed more families in this country than gay marriage could ever hope. Yet as President, the Great Communicator went on to define modern conservatism. People here scream Romney's liberal governorship from the rooftops as to why he's unfit for President. If this website existed 32 years ago, they'd be saying the same things about Reagan.

60 posted on 06/16/2012 6:58:13 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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