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Fri May 20, 2016, 08:57 PM

Clarifications on primary rules

"He also called on all parties to agree that conventions should proceed “without interruption or interference of any manner,” including “auditory or visual distractions.”

Does this mean they have the power to eject Bernie Supporters from the convention floor eliminating their votes?

Secondly, if Hills gets indicted after the convention and is forced to withdraw, does the rules require a second convention to pick a nominee or just a back room deal? At that point wouldn't their allegiance to a candidate be no longer binding since they have already voted?

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Reply Clarifications on primary rules (Original post)
aspirant May 2016 OP
MissDeeds May 2016 #1
jamese777 May 2016 #2
aspirant May 2016 #3
jamese777 May 2016 #4
RichVRichV May 2016 #5
silvershadow May 2016 #6

Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:08 PM

1. This is looking less and less like a democracy

 

every day. And this party is anything but 'democratic'.

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:14 PM

2. I think an indictment is unlikely

because Loretta Lynch, a Democrat is Attorney General; but if that were to happen, the Vice Presidential nominee would be most likely become the party's nominee. However both the Republican and the Democratic parties have rules in their bylaws governing how to fill the vacancy. The Party Chair calls a meeting of the National Committee, and the Committee members at the meeting vote to fill the vacancy on the ticket. A candidate must receive a majority of the votes to win the party's nod.

The same process would happen if the vacancy were to occur after the general election but before the Electoral College voting. If a vacancy should occur on the winning ticket, it would then be the party's responsibility to fill it and provide a candidate for whom their electors could vote.

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Response to jamese777 (Reply #2)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:21 PM

3. Really

"The Party Chair calls a meeting of the National Committee, and the Committee members at the meeting vote to fill the vacancy on the ticket".

DWS and the DNC puck the candidate all alone, wow

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Response to aspirant (Reply #3)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:52 PM

4. Same for Reince Preibus & The RNC

Those have been the rules for decades but they have never needed to be used.

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Response to aspirant (Reply #3)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:07 PM

5. They could pick whoever they wanted.

It doesn't mean the voters have to support their pick. If there's any common sense in them at all they would take that into account when choosing.

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Response to aspirant (Reply #3)

Sat May 21, 2016, 03:23 AM

6. This is an utterly horrifying thought. nt

 

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