Rule #11a states:
(a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from
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the state involved, contribute money or in-kind aid to any candidate for any public or party office except the nominee of the Republican Party or a candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary after the filing deadline for that office. In those states where state law establishes a nonpartisan primary in which Republican candidates could participate, but in which the general election may not include a Republican candidate, the candidate endorsed by a convention held under the authority of the state Republican Party shall be recognized by the Republican National Committee as the Republican nominee
As I comprehend Rule #11, and as it applies to each state’s runs and ultimate vote(s) on the national convention floor:
Many people believe Rule #11 will simply remove Romney from the NATIONAL ELECTION process, but as the rule applies to the STATES, per state, I do think this is not the case. Yes, all is not lost. In fact, Mitt Romney SHOULD be removed from some state’s ballots, immediately, and this is why:
I studied up on rule-11, as written for each state’s delegation. and, where i see the main difference between what happened and what people believe will NOW happen is this:. Most think Mitt R should drop out or be removed, NATIONALLY, and based on Rule#11, BUT as I see it, Rule #11 would remove him, one state at a time. We should immediately begin with removing his name from the (national) ballot in the state of Maine, as well as in Nevada…
Rule-11 pertains to the STATE conventions and the STATE delegations’ votes on the national convention floor. IF a candidate conspires to commit FRAUD along with the State’s GOP, as we saw in Maine and Nevada (and probably Iowa and Missouri and other states), said candidate cannot BE on that state’s ballot. Well, people who were employed BY Romney’s STATE campaign offices, at least in Nevada and Maine, did work WITH each state’s GOP OFFICE, to produce and pass-out fraudulent slates (of Ron Paul supporters) in order to split the Ron Paul vote, hence insuring a win for Romney. It didn’t work, but here is where we NEED to implement Rule-11… We do have plenty of proof of this fraud, at the state level (thanks to delegates for Paul- Ginger in Maine, as well as certain Nevada Ron Paul delegates), and we need to USE this proof!
Why is this important?
In Nevada, where delegates are *sort of* bound, the Ron Paul delegates did promise to vote, first round, for Romney (as he supposedly won that ridiculous beauty-pageant– again, most likely fraudulently).. However, IF Rule-11 is applied to remove Mitt from their state’s ballot, when it comes to the NATIONAL delegation from Nevada as well as Maine, Romney should NOT even be an option. The good folk of both states should not have a chance to even VOTE FOR Romney when it comes to the NATIONAL CONVENTION vote. And, these (STATE GOP AND STATE ROMNEY DELEGATES) people are planning on playing this same fraudulent game in Oklahoma, today!!
I think we need to get the Ron Paul campaign, as well as delegates for Paul, to file exceptions within Maine AND Nevada, to remove Mitt from both State’s BALLOTS. Yes, their conventions (state level) are over, but the people voted-in to represent the state are still going to vote in Tampa. Romney should NOT even be a choice, as he and his campaign, in collusion with the states’ party officials, has ruled himself OUT.
And, this needs to be taken on IMMEDIATELY, before the usuals in the RNC decide to, again, simply remove Ron Paul delegates from their states’ delegations. Yes, they are working toward this end.
Please do NOT forget, as your state is holding their conventions AND “beauty pageants”: videotape ALL votes, for Paul, for USA, for HONESTY.