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Politico Article Wonders if Republican National Convention Will Enforce Party Bylaws

Published on November 26, 2011, by in General.

Politico has this article by Rob Richie and Elise Helgesen, exploring the point that Republican national bylaws, if enforced, may lead to credentials challenges at the Republican national convention that convenes August 27, 2012. The bylaws say that states choosing delegates before April 1 must not use the “unit rule” (a rule that forces all delegates from one particular state to vote for the candidate preferred by a plurality of the delegation). Also, the bylaws deprive states that choose delegates as early as January half their delegates. And, the bylaws even require closed primaries for choosing delegates.

It is possible that the national convention will enforce some of these rules but not all of them.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    See the WAR for some sort of Democracy in the Donkey Conventions in 1968-1988 — i.e. P.R. in the selection of convention delegates.

    How LAWLESS E-V-I-L / arbitrary are the New Age Elephants ???

    Const. Amdt
    Uniform definition of Elector-Voter in ALL of the U.S.A.
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

    Send ALL of party hack robot moron stuff to the political history junkyard —
    primaries – caucuses – conventions.

  2. Neither of the two major parties will enforce their own rules if they believe that it will cause themselves harm in some way… “closed primaries for choosing delegates” should require the parties to fund their own primaries; they like having the taxpayers foot the bill.

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