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Former Republican hopeful Jeb Bush will meet with Marco Rubio today and with Ted Cruz and John Kasich tomorrow ahead of Thursday night’s Republican debate in Miami, multiple organizations reported. Why? A Bush spokeswoman “wouldn’t say where or when the meetings will take place other than to confirm they will occur,” the Washington Post
originally posted by: neo96
Bush looks like a sore loser.
His poor performance has to do with him under estimating just how much animosity there still is for the Bush name.
.(b) Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation ofthe name of that candidate for nomination. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these rules or any rule of the House ofRepresentatives, to demonstrate the support required of this paragraph a certificate evidencing the affirmative written support ofthe required number of permanently seated delegates from each of the eight (8) or more states shall have been submitted to thesecretary of the convention not later than one (1) hour prior to the placing of the names of candidates for nomination pursuant tothis rule and the established order of business
“In fact, that's not a rule,” former RNC lawyer Ben Ginsberg — the party's preeminent election law expert — told MSNBC early Wednesday morning. “That's part of what's called the temporary rules. Each convention has to pass for itself the number of states that put a candidate's name in nomination.”
In 2012, revisions to Rule 40 raised the required number of states from five to eight, but no number is in effect for the Cleveland convention, according to Ginsberg. “The 2016 convention and its rules committee has to make that decision,” he said. “So there is no eight-state rule in effect right now for the next convention.”
“The 2016 convention can make that number one, eight, 18, 28 or 58, if it wishes,” he added.