Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention
Believe It Or Not – It’s Still Possible for Paul to Score an Upset Win Over Mitt Romney
May 6, 2012
On Wednesday, the Washington Post tallied Ron Paul’s gains in various states:
At Massachusetts’ state convention less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won tickets to Tampa. Paul supporters were chosen instead. While all of the state’s delegates are committed to vote for Romney, the delegates get to decide on the party chairman, platform, and VP nominee. …Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee, and he’s set to claim a majority of the state’s delegates despite finishing third in the caucuses.
They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana, carrying four out of six congressional districts with a tie in a fifth. That means 74 percent of the state’s convention delegates will be Paul backers.
In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of 24 delegates allocated at congressional district conventions, and he’s expected to take more at the statewide convention.
Reality Check: Bound Delegates In The Republican Primary May Not Be Bound After All
Huffington Post notes:
Paul can be nominated from the floor in Tampa by a plurality of five state delegations
The Des Moines Register reports:
Several Paul loyalists said they harbor hope for getting Paul nominated at the national convention in Tampa in late August.
In order to do that, Paul must have a majority of support from at least five state delegations. With states like North Dakota, Minnesota and others on track, his supporters could then attempt to nominate him from the floor.
Iowa’s 28 delegates are all “unbound,” meaning they can individually decide which presidential candidate to support. To stop Paul supporters from controlling the Iowa delegation, Romney backers in Iowa said they will likely focus on teaming up with Christian conservatives here.
To stop Paul supporters, mainstream Republicans are playing dirty. For example, the Republican National Committee has warned that it may refuse to allow the entire delegation for Nevada to be seated at the national convention for fear that Ron Paul supporters have taken control of the state.
Paul is not backing down.
- Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention
- Ron Paul May Have Just Secretly Won Iowa
- Ron Paul Wins Majority Of Washington Delegates, Other States Expected To Follow
- Actually, Ron Paul Is Secretly Winning A Lot More Delegates Than You Think
- Ron Paul’s stealth state convention takeover
- Ron Paul supporters take control of Republican caucus
- Ron Paul Supporters Focus on State Delegations
- Mitt Romney ‘Wins’ The Maine Caucuses, Unless Ron Paul Actually Won Them
- RNC Threatens To Bar Nevada To Stop Delegates Voting For Ron Paul
- Minnesota Police Stock Up On Tasers Before Republican National Convention
- Romney Slate Blown Over by Ron Paul in Massachusetts
- Ron Paul Has Been Quietly Piling Up Delegates – For a Brokered Convention?
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