During Louisiana’s Presidential Primary and the caucuses this year, I endorsed Rick Santorum and was a leader in the efforts by RNC member Ross Little to elect an uncommitted slate of
delegates favorable to Sen. Santorum. I now fully support Gov. Mitt Romney. I have never been a
supporter of Congressman Ron Paul.
Since the state Republican convention in June, I have had countless meetings and conversations with leaders of the Louisiana Republican Party and leaders of the Ron Paul forces, in an effort
to broker a compromise that could allow our party to be united at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and for this fall’s elections. Unfortunately, those efforts have failed.
As a result of the many meetings and conversations I have had with both sides, I have become deeply concerned that our state party’s leadership, composed of some of my best friends and
political allies, has become caught up in the efforts to “block Ron Paul” and are making decisions
adversely affecting the rights of the Republican voters here in East Baton Rouge Parish.
2. In the Sixth Congressional District based here in Baton Rouge, more than 100 candidates for state delegate appeared on the ballot. Of the 100 candidates, the top vote-getter from throughout the entire Congressional District was a member of our East Baton Rouge Republican Parish Executive Committee, Dr. Karla Doucet, who is an anesthesiologist. She received 743 votes. She was at the top of a slate of 25 Ron Paul delegate candidates organized by Charlie Davis.
These 25 candidates won the top 25 delegate spots to the state convention. Their vote totals ranged from 743 votes on the high end to 698 votes on the low end. Mr. Davis’ group defeated candidates from several other slates, including the uncommitted but pro-Santorum slate I was associated with and the Romney slate, which was far behind. Attached you will see the results, as sent to me by the Louisiana Republican Party on April 29, 2012.
3. The top 25 candidates for state convention delegates, all pledged to Ron Paul, were duly certified as the Sixth District’s delegates to the state Republican convention. None of them was challenged in any way.
4. Under the rules adopted by the Louisiana Republican Party and approved by the RNC, the 25 state delegates from the Sixth Congressional District were supposed to caucus at the state Republican convention in Shreveport and elect three delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. They did meet and voted unanimously to elect the following three national convention delegates:
7. I understand that national party rules provide that no state party can change the rules for delegate selection after Oct. 1, 2011. Nevertheless, two days before the state convention in June 2012, Mr. Davis, Mr. Helwig, and Mr. Hussey were told that they could not serve as delegates unless they signed an affidavit created that very day, which contained a new rule for delegate selection. The new rule, which was included in the affidavit, said that by signing the document, they agreed that they could be removed as delegates at any time by the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Republican Party.
8. The three gentlemen refused to sign the affidavit because it contained this new rule — a rule which had not been adopted prior to Oct. 1, 2011. Furthermore, they believed that they had been elected by the 25 duly-certified state delegates from the Sixth Congressional District and that they had the right to serve as national convention delegates, whether the Executive Committee liked their selection or not.
My thoughts exactly. It is unbelievable... unbelievable that so many people have no souls or a shred of morality. The United States political structure is corrupted to the core. It's beyond sickening.
The media, the party, the shills, all against him. Unbelievable !
The simple fact that I have not met ONE Romney supporter in real life, and only a handful of Obama supporters, leads me to believe that what the MSM is saying about Paul having the lowest percentage of the popular vote is complete and utter bull, and I believe he in fact has the majority.
Originally posted by ugie1028
2012 Election scandals, fraud, and drama never end.
Less than a month away from the convention and the GOP cannot get their act together. I cannot wait to see everything unfold. The GOP fighting the RP people is doing more harm than good.
The GOP should just follow their own rules already instead of making up their own or enforcing rules that are not in effect yet. imo they are either stupid or following a script... or both...
But all in all... this is going to be the most interesting month in 2012.