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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.
Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit. Supporters of the effort say there is “evidence that the voting rights of Ron Paul Republican delegates and voters … have been violated by nearly every state GOP party and the RNC during the 2012 primary election phase.” The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to sign loyalty affidavits, under threat of perjury, to vote for Mitt Romney, though he is not yet the official nominee.
Agreed, Rand is a ghost in my world now. I will not remember his name.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by MrSpad
No. That was never the plan.
Nothing about what was happening could help his sons career. Endorsing Romney was the only way his son could help his own career. He was put between a rock and a hard place by the Paul candidacy. In the future he was going to be asked either: "Are you a real republican with GOP interests in mind? If so why did you support your libertarian father rather than helping your party by supporting Romney?" or "Rand in the 2012 election cycle you endorsed Romney who personifies everything you stood up against in your career (at least previous to the endorsement) and you did it while your father was still running in the race! How can you expect the American people to trust you and stand by your convictions when you are so willing to give up on your convictions to tow the party line?"
No, it may have gotten Rand some attention, but it didn't do him any favors.
Meanwhile, there is more to this than just getting Ron Paul attention or giving him room to speak at the RNC.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by anon72
Ron Paul's supporters are going to force him to drop our or concede to Romney.
He doesn't want the nomination like this...he doesn't want it by duping the American people...he has already said he is out of it...his son has already endorsed Romney.
I feel sorry for him because his supporters are putting him in a very difficult situation...but at the same time...he created this monster, so now he has to deal with the consequences.
Originally posted by anon72
Go RON PAUL... Make the system work-if anything.