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More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt
Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN

Posted on 06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst

In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit.

The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first.

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; certainloserromney; convention; loserromney; revolt; rinoromney; romney2012; romney4eu; romney4gayagenda; romney4globalwarming; romney4mexico; romney4obamacare; romney4romney; romney4romneycare; romney4tarp; ronpaul2012; sureloserromney
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GREAT news!
1 posted on 06/17/2012 7:16:22 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Obama is thrilled!


2 posted on 06/17/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: Blacksheep

Kissinger promised the chinese that Jeb Bush would be the next president.


3 posted on 06/17/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Blacksheep

Obama is worried. He WANTS to run against Mitt!


4 posted on 06/17/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst
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5 posted on 06/17/2012 7:22:00 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst
Obama is worried. He WANTS to run against Mitt!

Great! Lets give him Newt instead.

Newt would have Ibama looking like Biden.

6 posted on 06/17/2012 7:22:18 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

The Repubs might yet be able to WIN this thing! All we need is a non-socialist nominee.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 7:25:15 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

I have been told that individual states have law prescribing that electors must vote on first ballot at the convention as they are pledged.

Federal law does not.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

We need to support this — openly and loudly. We have to let the delegates know we are behind them if they decide to grow a pair and dump the socialist clown from TAXachusetts for a constitutionalist.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 7:30:04 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

One thing stands out: ninth circuit. Isn’t this the clown-court that sides with all things uber-liberal?. Since when do the courts decide who will be on the ballot for a presidential election? Makes the primaries a moot point if you can sue your way onto the ballot. That is the MO of the democrats, throw lawyers at any decision or process you don’t like.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: mountn man

NEWT/WALKER, 2012

Now there is a pair who get it done even in a tsunami with all odds stacked against them.

Newt pulled it off nationally in ‘94, with a Dem in the White House, and majority in both houses of Congress. Historic!

Walker...well, Walker swept Wisconsin the same way. Historic!

I’ll have more of that historic stuff, please, and less of the yakkers, noisemakers & newsmakers.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 7:32:13 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; AuntB; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first.
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.

Loyalty affidavits, Figures!

12 posted on 06/17/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst
I think if all the purported delegates ARE willing to bolt, a person like Newt showing "interest" could make other delgates take note.

The GOP might want Mitt, but I'm not so sure he's very popular amongst the masses.

I think only 2 people (maybe 3) can adequately articulate their positions vs Ibama.

Newt has enough bulldog in him to go toe to toe with I.

13 posted on 06/17/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

14 posted on 06/17/2012 7:35:17 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Texas Fossil

I think your talking about the General electoral convention on the 15h of December(the only real Federal election that ever takes place), not the party convention which happens at various times depending upon the State and party.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Texas Fossil

I think your talking about the General electoral convention on the 15h of December(the only real Federal election that ever takes place), not the party convention which happens at various times depending upon the State and party.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: mountn man

I could support that. O-ZERO has to go. But replacing him with yet another socialist does no good. Newt could win 40 states, I think.


17 posted on 06/17/2012 7:40:25 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: Monorprise

Correct.

The electors.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RitaOK
Nothing against Walker, but Walker on a ticket AFTER the millions spent on a recall would pi$$ alot of people off, both dem and pubbie, and rightfully so. I think Walker would give the dems too much ammo.

Walker is best on the sidelines right now.

He has the attention of republicans nationwide, so he can be a king maker, sort of.

Remember the old EF Hutton ads? "My broker is EF Hutton, and he says..." and peoples heads turn and listen. Much like Palin is right now.

Now I wouldn't mind West as VP.

19 posted on 06/17/2012 7:45:50 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

They would have to change some other rules and/or twist some arms to get more than Romney and Santorum on the first ballot. Santorum might even have trouble getting back on it at this point.


20 posted on 06/17/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: mountn man
Conspiracy theory, It's Romney against Zero.

I'm voting Romney.

21 posted on 06/17/2012 8:01:57 PM PDT by factmart
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To: RitaOK

Newt/Walker would cream Obama. You have to wonder if the gop has done any real polling. They have to know that a lot of conservatives won’t vote for romney. Maybe they would rather have obama then a conservative president.

Night all.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:16 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

It’s not a “revolt” it’s the Ron Paul delegates. They claimed to support whichever candidate was winning the popular vote, and now they will sue to try to get out of their obligation to vote for the candidate they were pledged to support, for which they got elected.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Grown men and women are claiming that they were forced to sign something? Of course they weren’t, it was voluntary, as is joining any political Party.

They want a do-over. Or never intended to keep their word.

I’ll bet even the 9th Circuit says that adults who sign contracts have to follow through.


24 posted on 06/17/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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Is Romney our King now?


25 posted on 06/17/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

The rule of law is “king.” Grown ups who sign contracts don’t whine and try to unilaterally break the contract later.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

The GOP sure has a knack.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:59 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Blacksheep

(((eye roll)))


28 posted on 06/17/2012 8:25:08 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: hocndoc

“The rule of law is “king.” Grown ups who sign contracts don’t whine and try to unilaterally break the contract later.

That’s hilarious. So, what you are saying is, politicians are not grownups?


29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:28:58 PM PDT by ngat
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Barack Obama is so thoroughly hideous that even Mitt Romney could walk away with the presidential election in a near Reaganesque landslide. If Obama hoped to win, as an incumbent he needs to be way ahead in the polls now. He isn’t, and typically undecideds break heavily in favor of the challenger.

However, discontent with Romney may force concession promises from him in order to get a smooth GOP approval of his nomination rather than the dust raising, bruising battle he does not want in the news. Such as a more conservative VP candidate than he’d otherwise countenance.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 8:36:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Romney is SUCH A LOSER, that if he does
not voluntarily remove himself, the DELEGATE
should refuse to vote for the backstabbing poser.


31 posted on 06/17/2012 8:38:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Bad News!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 06/17/2012 8:38:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: factmart

Romney is NOT a conservative and CONSERVATIVES
will not vote for a poser ETCH=a-sketch.

ROMNEY = OBAMA = ROMNEYCARE FOR YOU = OBAMACARE FOREVER


33 posted on 06/17/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

DUMP WILLARD FOR WALKER !

JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALIST RINOS !


34 posted on 06/17/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Diogenesis

When they have a good eyeful of the Obama disaster that sleepwalking heads them towards... well, let’s say the voting booth is private and for all the chesty thumping nobody can see what they actually did.


35 posted on 06/17/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: hocndoc

ROMNEY cheated. Ignoring the backstabbing against
Gov. Palin on the EVE of Election 2008,
ROMNEY cheated this year.

Romney did NOT win IOWA.
ROMNEY IS A DAMN CHEAT.

NO TO ROMNEY.


36 posted on 06/17/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Please leave Walker in Wisconsin. I’ll likely want him there as I may well be moving there for the sake of taking a job.


37 posted on 06/17/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: ngat

No, you said that. Politicians take oaths, they don’t sign contracts.

This lawsuit is about a voluntary association, the Republican Party. It is not in any way about “politicians.” it’s about people who volunteered to join a political party when there were others available and no party affiliation is mandatory.

The Republican Party has rules. Expecting people who join our Party to follow those rules is not “intimidation” or “disenfranchisement.”

In Texas, our State law imposes some rules and the rest come from our delegates to the RPT convention. Before the candidates stood for nomination at our Congressional Fistrict meetings lat week, the rules were read. Anyone who didn’t want to follow our RPT rules shouldn’t have run.

A very few men and women want to nullify the votes of people who volunteered to vote in the Republican Party Primaries.


38 posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:37 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: hocndoc

The Backstabbing Romney Team changed RULES to exclude
candidates and LIED using the media.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR LOYALTY TO A CHEATER AND BACKSTABBER
AND TRAITOR LIKE Mr. ROMNEYCARE.


39 posted on 06/17/2012 8:51:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: hocndoc

The Backstabbing Romney Team changed RULES to exclude
candidates and LIED using the media.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR LOYALTY TO A CHEATER AND BACKSTABBER
AND TRAITOR LIKE Mr. ROMNEYCARE.


40 posted on 06/17/2012 8:51:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
It's really stupid on the part of the people trying to do this and those supporting it here. Romney has the delegates and to take it away from him now would doom the chances of beating Obama.

I supported Newt but have come to the conclusion he could not win, especially with a cheesy move like this.

Get real

41 posted on 06/17/2012 8:53:53 PM PDT by billva
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To: fieldmarshaldj
It's really stupid on the part of the people trying to do this and those supporting it here. Romney has the delegates and to take it away from him now would doom the chances of beating Obama.

I supported Newt but have come to the conclusion he could not win, especially with a cheesy move like this.

Get real

42 posted on 06/17/2012 8:54:03 PM PDT by billva
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To: billva

Newt couldn’t pull away enough delegates anyhow.

I don’t know if he wants to be considered as a veep, but considering that the veep is normally the heir apparent to the party nomination, an old veep is a liability. Santorum I could see. Newt, no.


43 posted on 06/17/2012 8:57:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Somebody here gets it.


44 posted on 06/17/2012 8:58:45 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Diogenesis

Santorum won the vote in January.

This lawsuit probably won’t extend to Iowa.

After casting their votes for Santorum, quite a few precinct participants then chose Romney and Paul delegates to send to their County Conventions. In effect they actually voted for Paul and Romney, whether they knew it or not, since those delegates sent Paulers to the State, for the most part, resulting in 23 of 28 delegates aligned with Paul.

That’s the rules in Iowa and it’s the responsibility of the voters to know. I heard them explained to the precinct caucus that I attended for Perry.


45 posted on 06/17/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: Diogenesis

I will bet you $5000 Romney that will be the Republican nominee, If he is not all you you have to do is give me Ten dollars.

Bet On?

This Thread is a waste of time.


46 posted on 06/17/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Diogenesis

Your caps must stick a lot.

The loyalty should be to promises made, rules in existence when the votes were cast and the voters who cast them.


47 posted on 06/17/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: Diogenesis

Your caps must stick a lot.

The loyalty should be to promises made, rules in existence when the votes were cast and the voters who cast them.


48 posted on 06/17/2012 9:03:35 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: Blacksheep

“Obama is thrilled!”

Why? What don’t you understand?

If they get their way they get a brokered convention.

Anybody could win and damn near anybody would be better at beating Obama than Romney.

So tell me - why would Obama be thrilled?


49 posted on 06/17/2012 9:07:34 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: hocndoc

Think about this, hocndoc. Politicians DO make contracts, Remember the Contract with America? That is far more a real binding “Contract” than any agreement by a delegate to vote a certain way before he goes to a convention to vote his concience. Want to know why? Because the Contract with America involved consideration to the politician, the delegate vote at the convention does not.

The rest of your post is pretty much naivete. A slavish devotion to the “rules” made by the party insiders and the politicians (who really run the party) and the hired “counsel” of the parties, and the federal judiciary is what has taken the rule of the party away from the elected delegates. This seizure of control from the delegates is precisely what eventually enabled the completely out-of-control politicians and government to bring the nation to the crisis I bet we both agree America is now in.


50 posted on 06/17/2012 9:24:19 PM PDT by ngat
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