GOP National Committee Says Party Rules Were Broken When Electing Delegates
Maine’s Republican Chairman Charlie Webster says, the national party is recommending a deal on the contested seating of Ron Paul delegates at the national convention next week.Wednesday, the national party’s committee on contests determined party rules were broken when Paul delegates were elected to 20 of Maine’s 24 delegated seats.Charlie Webster says, the committee is now telling Paul supporters and mainstream Republicans who challenged them they can each pick 10 delegates. Webster explained the committee’s decision to our sister station, WMTW.He said quote:”There wasn’t a quorum, the voting wasn’t in a public meeting which is what the rules require. The rules are pretty clear as to what you can do and what you can’t do and the contest committee unanimously agreed this was the worst case since they’ve been here and that they weren’t going to allow anybody’s votes to be counted because the rules weren’t obeyed.”Ron Paul delegate Mark Willis responded, saying:”I want to make this perfectly clear, our disposition has and will always be: never give in to deals or compromises, never, never, never. Never give in. Never surrender.”Some Paul delegates say the issue will now go to the credentials committee.