Yet another state GOP establishment again ignores its own rules in order to steal Paul’s legitimate victory.
From the Paul campaign site, via CNN:
The Ron Paul 2012 campaign is preparing to challenge the entire slate of Louisiana’s 46 delegates selected to attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Florida.
Paul’s campaign asserts the final list of delegates released Friday that were selected during the state party’s convention last month were chosen against the rules. At the time, Paul supporters held their own rump convention, or protest vote, in the same room, which composed a majority of those attending.
“We believe that they grossly and blatantly and repeatedly violated their party rules and elected a delegation that was improper,” said Paul’s campaign chairman Jesse Benton. “We believe that our rump convention is the legitimate delegation and they have a right to be seated at the Republican National Convention.”
Aware of the discontent from the Paul campaign, the state party says they contacted the campaign after the convention to settle their differences ahead of the final release. The party says they followed their rules, but the campaign demanded a majority of the delegates allotted to the state, even though their people were not selected for those spots during the convention…
Paul’s campaign says they were hardly contacted.
“They’ve been extremely non-communicative,” said Benton. “They gave us a cold shoulder.” . . .
Benton says some of the Texas congressman’s supporters were kept from voting during the selection process.
“The Louisiana GOP insiders, realizing they were in the minority, grossly and repeatedly violated their own party rules to try to railroad through their preferred delegation,” he said. . . .
For a report on what happened on the LA GOP floor, see the following: