posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 03:44 PM
Using a little known rule passed following the 2008 campaign which states "Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice
President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to
the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination."
The GOP now contends that this rule should be interpreted that a candidate must win 5 states outright with a majority of the delegates to even be
considered the GOP nominee. This would exclude Gingrich and Paul from the running. Such a narrow interpretation of this rule does not address that a
candidate may in fact have the most support of a delegate from a State after those delegates cast their votes in the National convention. The rule
calls for a showing of the majority of delegates even though no votes have been cast.
So what does everyone think about this rule on such a narrow interpretation? Under this type of interpretation your vote doesn't matter unless you
vote for the most popular candidate.
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