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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:13 AM Jun 2016

Republicans Consider ‘Conscientious Objector’ Rule for Convention Delegates [View all]

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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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
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