Sunday, March 20, 2016
Whatever name the RNC wants to call it a Contested Convention, Open Convention or
Brokered Convention it really should be called Screw the Voter Convention we will nominate our choice.
While they are preparing for a brokered convention are they preparing for a riot if the candidate with most delegate votes is denied the nomination? Are they preparing for thousand upon thousand renouncing the Republican Party and re-registering with another party?
They changed rule 40 in 2012 to accommodate Romney as the nominee to oust Ron Paul.
If a candidate goes into the convention minimally shy of the now required 1237 delegate change the rules again. be
ABC News @ABC RNC Chair on contested convention: "We’re preparing for that possibility" http://abcn.ws/1UdTAf3 #ThisWeek
RNC Chair: 'We're Preparing for Possibility' of Contested Convention
RNC Chair Reince Priebus tells "This Week" he's preparing for the possibility of a contested convention. - See the whole picture with ABC News.
Chairman said he no longer thinks a contested convention is a remote possibility and party officials are trying to be transparent to “take the mystery away from what an open convention looks like,” he said on ABC News' “This Week” Sunday.
“I think it’s possible and we’re preparing for that possibility,” he said.
If a candidate does not have the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination outright, it sets up a contested convention, during which some delegates are freed up in subsequent rounds of voting to choose whomever they want.
Priebus said it was a common practice for party leadership to continue voting until someone reaches a majority of delegates.
“There’s nothing magical about the number. It’s 50 percent plus one,” he said, adding that it’s “highly unlikely” that anyone but the three current candidates still running for president becomes the GOP nominee in Cleveland.
“I can't 100 percent guarantee that. But I can't imagine right now sitting here believing it would be anyone but the three remaining candidates,” Priebus said.
Priebus also addressed the Stop Trump movement, and said the possibility of running a third party candidate against , if he becomes the Republican nominee, would doom the chances of the winning the general election.
“But it isn't likely and it's probably too late and there is no definitive answer right now as to who the nominee is going to be of our party,” Priebus said.
Posted by Barbara at 9:40 AM
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