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Old 04-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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I attended my Republican party county convention yesterday. Hobnobbed with local politicians and party insiders and got myself duly elected to go the the State (Texas) convention in June. This was my first time attending such an event and it was a bit surreal.

Hopefully, there will be enough Ron Paul supporters at the state convention to form an effective voting bloc and get some representation for the national convention.
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Do I get this right? (note: I'm a foreigner, so don't blame me for not understanding the US electoral system perfectly)
Texas is a primary state.
People on RonPaulForums have been writing that delegates from primary states are bound proportionally at the state (and national) convention?
So would you be forced to vote for Romney if he wins by a large margin?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Meanwhile, today in Philly:
4300 standing in the rain for Paul



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Old 04-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by swissaustrian View Post:
Do I get this right? (note: I'm a foreigner, so don't blame me for not understanding the US electoral system perfectly)
Texas is a primary state.
People on RonPaulForums have been writing that delegates from primary states are bound proportionally at the state (and national) convention?
So would you be forced to vote for Romney if he wins by a large margin?
The rules for delegates at the national convention differ depending upon the State rules:
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Proportional Representation

Some states allocate delegates proportionally: ... fifteen use a proportional representation system for allocation of delegates, most with a minimum threshold that a candidate must receive in order to earn a proportionate share of the delegation.

... Texas (with a threshold of 20%)
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http://www.fairvote.org/delegate-all...es-in-2012-gop

Texas gets 155 total national delegates this election cycle.

Hopefully, Ron gets more than 20% of the primary vote in Texas.

Hopefully, we have a large enough voting block at the state convention to amend the national delegate rules to unbind national delegates after the first vote.
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