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Four members of the Rules Committee at the Republican National Convention are discussing what to do with a delegate rule that could limit opposition to Donald Trump.
The rule requires candidates to win a majority of delegates in eight states to be considered for the GOP presidential nomination. Trump has already reached that threshold.
The rule could put Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich out of the running from the start in a brokered convention. On the other hand, dropping the rule could allow another candidate to join the fray, even one who hasn't competed in the primaries.
"I'm not a big fan of that rule," Rules Committee member David Wheeler told Politico. "The rule was designed to prevent Ron Paul delegates — their votes from being counted. I don't think it's necessary to do that this year."
GOP Convention Committee Takes Aim at 8-State Rule That Helps Trump
Paul was great, he was everything I could have ever hoped for in a candidate.
An RNC member is admitting to changing a particular rule one election in order to rob a certain candidate then saying that the rule doesn't need to be changed in the next election because it won't be necessary to rob a different candidate?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Bobaganoosh
Does it not seem odd to you, that you are prepared to make this a protest vote, despite the fact that the Republican Party seem comparatively comfortable with Trump?
They are not scuppering him in the same way they did Paul, because they are ok with him, so why give them what they want?