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denbot

(9,904 posts)
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:13 AM Jun 2016

Republicans Consider ‘Conscientious Objector’ Rule for Convention Delegates

Source: Yahoo.com

Members of the GOP Convention Rules committee are planning to consider an amendment to allow delegates a way out of voting for Trump on the first ballot—an effort that in an extreme could be used to deny him the nomination.

Under the proposal, delegates could be granted conscientious objector status, thereby freeing them from their pledge to vote as they are bound as the result of primaries and caucuses. The measure, first put forward by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, would undo the strict ‘faithless-delegate’ rule enacted at the GOP convention in 2012 and allow a “vote of conscience, whether personal or religious” by delegates.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-consider-conscientious-objector-rule-203718191.html



This has to be even more damaging to the GOP, then simply letting Trump flame out. Please proceed GOP'ers.
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Republicans Consider ‘Conscientious Objector’ Rule for Convention Delegates (Original Post) denbot Jun 2016 OP
Mittens is coming laserhaas Jun 2016 #1
I don't know who it will be... TipTok Jun 2016 #4
No one knows Romney...like. I know Romney laserhaas Jun 2016 #15
One can only hope. n/t Lil Missy Jun 2016 #22
To their credit, they're terrified of Trump Warpy Jun 2016 #2
I think they are only opposing him because he's going to lose BIG! denbot Jun 2016 #3
YEP Cosmocat Jun 2016 #7
Totally agree!! SkyDaddy7 Jun 2016 #13
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #5
The GOP shouldn't create Pledged Delegates who break their pledge. It's undemocratic. NT Eric J in MN Jun 2016 #6
The Muhammad Ali rule? underpants Jun 2016 #8
They will extend conscientious objector status to the general election bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #9
The ensuing Trumper tantrum would be yuuuuuuge. tanyev Jun 2016 #10
If this works, it will set a precedence. As dumb as GOP voters are, they will figure out that it patricia92243 Jun 2016 #11
Yet Trump signs still litter the landscape here in western PA Orrex Jun 2016 #12
Same here in Georgia! SkyDaddy7 Jun 2016 #14
The media loved Trump because it drove $$$ laserhaas Jun 2016 #16
It is still TRUMP! SkyDaddy7 Jun 2016 #19
Kick sarcasmo Jun 2016 #17
bring it on! BadGimp Jun 2016 #18
Calvinball Recursion Jun 2016 #20
And the GOP is still between a rock and a hard place. Stonepounder Jun 2016 #21
Are there many pledged Trump delegates who would object ... surrealAmerican Jun 2016 #23
They'd spray Jiminy Cricket with DDT. sofa king Jun 2016 #24
 

TipTok

(2,474 posts)
4. I don't know who it will be...
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:12 AM
Jun 2016

... but not Romney I think.

I don't think anyone wants it and they are going to write this one off.

Warpy

(112,174 posts)
2. To their credit, they're terrified of Trump
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:58 AM
Jun 2016

although for all the wrong reasons. He terrifies them because he's unlikely to take orders.

His hateful rhetoric and violent crowds are just peachy to the kingmakers, they've been working at whipping morons up to a froth for decades. If he'd been meeting with the power bosses and reassuring them, they'd be just fine with the whole spectacle.

denbot

(9,904 posts)
3. I think they are only opposing him because he's going to lose BIG!
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:01 AM
Jun 2016

Otherwise, it would be all lovey-dovey up in there..

SkyDaddy7

(6,045 posts)
13. Totally agree!!
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:04 AM
Jun 2016

Although some of them cry in public that they oppose Trump's racism & xenophobia its all BS! Trump is just publicly voicing the same ole racist xenophobic religious bigotry the GOP has been pushing for a very long time but in a more sneaking politically savvy form.

Like you said, this all comes down to them not being able to control Trump & now they fear he could cost them far more than just the Executive Branch.

Response to denbot (Original post)

bucolic_frolic

(44,632 posts)
9. They will extend conscientious objector status to the general election
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:52 AM
Jun 2016

to further inhibit voting for HRC

This is their long game

patricia92243

(12,639 posts)
11. If this works, it will set a precedence. As dumb as GOP voters are, they will figure out that it
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 07:55 AM
Jun 2016

doesn't matter if they vote or not - the delegates will pick their nominee. Of course that will make it a lot cheaper and easier for them.

I've heard many people say that Trump would be the end of our democracy - I didn't figure it would be this way.

Orrex

(63,561 posts)
12. Yet Trump signs still litter the landscape here in western PA
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 08:42 AM
Jun 2016

And his crazed supporters become only more passionate as the days drag on.

Funny stuff, zealotry.

SkyDaddy7

(6,045 posts)
14. Same here in Georgia!
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:10 AM
Jun 2016

And YES...The worse Trump looks the more "passionate" his supporters become! "THIS IS ALL A YUGE MEDIA CONSPIRACY AGAINST TRUMP TO KEEP HIM FROM BECOMING PRESIDENT!!" Seriously!?!? If it were not for the media's love affair with Trump he would not be where he is now but these knuckle draggin TRUMP HUMPERS don't understand reality at all!!

SkyDaddy7

(6,045 posts)
19. It is still TRUMP!
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:04 PM
Jun 2016

And it will be TRUMP until the CA$H stops flowing in by not covering every ridiculous thing he says & does!

...But the CA$H would not flow in to those channels if so many people would not tune in to watch...It sucks but its the truth.

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
20. Calvinball
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:05 PM
Jun 2016

Conservative columnist Tim Carney has compared the actual GOP convention rules to "Calvinball", in this regard. May chaos reign!

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
21. And the GOP is still between a rock and a hard place.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:24 PM
Jun 2016

Deny Trump the nomination and his voters go ballistic and he goes 3rd party and the GOP loses the House and Senate. They give him the nomination and he is forever engraved with the GOP stamp of approval and the GOP loses for a generation.

How any woman, black, Muslim, Hispanic, or other minority could vote for him is beyond me.

surrealAmerican

(11,404 posts)
23. Are there many pledged Trump delegates who would object ...
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:14 PM
Jun 2016

... to voting for him? Surely those are not the people who would be motivated to stop him.

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
24. They'd spray Jiminy Cricket with DDT.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 11:57 PM
Jun 2016

I'm sorry, but most active Republicans are racist fascist jingoists, and this primary proved it. A vote of so-called conscience would still be a vote for Trump.

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