Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pro-Ron Paul Delegates Challenged in Maine

A pro-Ron Paul slate of delegates from Maine to the Republican National Convention is being challenged, reports the Boston Globe.

Peter Cianchette, a prominent Republican leader, and Janet Martens Staples, a Maine representative on the Republican National Committee, filed the challenge to 14 pro-Paul delegates and alternates on Saturday, the last day they could be challenged.

Staples told the Maine Sunday Telegram that there was no quorum at May's Republican state convention when the delegates were elected, that illegal votes were cast and parliamentary rules were broken.

One of the challenged delegates, Matt McDonald, said the challenge is "utter foolishness".

This comes on the heels of the Louisiana Republican Party last Friday afternoon certifying the Republican National Committee its slate of delegates to the party's national convention in Tampa, filling Ron Paul slots with supporters of Mitt Romney.

It's a rigged game.