Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:40 PM
Maine-ah (9,871 posts)
Maine Ron Paul supporters turn down GOP convention compromise
Maine’s slate of pro-Ron Paul delegates to the Republican National Convention have turned down a compromise offer from the state’s GOP chairman that would let them attend next month’s convention in Tampa, Fla., but obligate them to vote for Mitt Romney if Paul doesn’t have sufficient support to be nominated for president.
The compromise from Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster came about a week after two Maine Republicans formally challenged the right of 20 of the state’s 21 elected delegates — and 20 of the state’s elected alternate delegates — to be seated at the convention, which takes place Aug. 27-30.
Now, whether Maine’s Republican delegates are admitted to the convention rests with a Republican National Committee panel that meets this week to review challenges to Maine’s and other states’ delegations.
Maine Republicans Peter Cianchette and Jan Martens Staples filed their challenge with the Republican National Committee late last month, alleging that voting irregularities and procedural violations at this spring’s Maine Republican convention led to illegal votes for a slate of delegates who favored Paul over Romney.
Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/08/politics/maine-ron-paul-supporters-turn-down-gop-convention-compromise/
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