Witnesses say that Teleprompter scrolled "the ayes have it" even before the voice vote was taken. Also, video of the rule change vote at the Republican National Convention shows that the vote seemed to be a toss up with no clear winner and yet the ayes were immediately declared winners. This declaration was drowned out by loud booing. Also, before John Boehner called for the vote he asked if there were any objections and there were clearly people who objects and yet John Boehner said there were none.
Other witnesses say that they were purposely held up in the Convention Bus so that they would miss the vote in the rules committee. Also, news outlets reported that Romney had two of the rules committee delegates removed and replaced with delegates who would vote for the Romney Rule Changes. These committee delegates being held up ad replaced prevented a minority report because there were not enough committee members.
Why even have a convention and send delegates to vote if it is all just for show with no debate allowed and no roll call vote allowed to determine which side actually won the vote?
I am voting for Romney because Obama must be defeated, but these kinds of stunts are not acceptable and should not just be ignored. These kinds of stunts will tear the party in two and allow Obama to be re-elected.
A couple of days ago I wrote an article about some very bad changes that were trying to be made to the Republican Party Rules. These bad changes were an attack on grassroots conservatives and would divide Republicans and damage the Party at a time when unity is required. One of these changes would allow the Republican Nominee to pick who National Delegates are instead of the States. This would not only take power away from the state, but it would also allow the presidential nominee to decide what is in the platform by picking delegates that agree with him instead of the districts and States picking delegates to represent their values. Another of the rule changes would allow the handful of RNC members to change the Party Rules between conventions with no checks and balances and without approval from the delegates.
A compromise was offered, but then it was discovered that the compromise did not fix all of the issues and instead only addressed one issue. This compromise was being pushed as a way to distract conservatives from fighting against the other bad rule changes.
The compromise did distract some delegates, but even so, there were still many delegates who were going to vote against the rule changes because of bad changes like the power grab and centralization of power of allowing the RNC to change Party Rules between conventions. That brings us to the question of whether or not the vote was rigged in favor of the rule changes.
Below are emails I recieved from two witnesses at the national convention. Also below is the video showing the vite being too close to call but immediately called in favor the the rule changes...
What do you think?
From National Delegate Jeremy Blosser:
It was a complete and utter railroad on all issues before the convention.
No votes were seriously taken--the teleprompter included "the ayes have it"
and that's how it was always read. It was so obvious that by the end
people were just laughing at it.
The VA bus was hours late, so Morton Blackwell missed the rules meeting
entirely. People on the bus reported it drove around the block and
backtracked several times, until they told them to just stop and let them
ND and IA buses were also late and were minority report states.
Repeated attempts to gain recognition from the floor to make any corrective
motion whatsoever, let alone debate, were simply ignored. That's no real
surprise, but many long time attendees were still surprised at the level
this one went to. It would truly not have mattered to the outcome if no
one had been in the seats.
From National Delegate Janis Holt:
Unfortunately, we were not able to stop the rules from being adopted as is. There was no chance for debate. It wasn't allowed.
Watch Video below of the rule change vote at the Republican National Convention 2012. There are clearly objections to the vote and then it is clear that the vote was too close to call.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Evidence Shows RNC Rigged Vote on Rule Change at Republican National Convention 2012?
Posted by David Bellow Posted at 1:33 PM
Labels: 2012 Republican National Convention, 2012 Republican Party Rules Platform, Janis Holt, Jeremy Blosser, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, Morton Blackwell, Republican National Delegate, Republican Rule Change, RNC
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A vote for Romney means you are no conservative. Neither Obama nor Romney is conservative, and the GOP has just silenced any influence conservatives may have had in their party. The time for pretending the the RNC represents conservative values is over. Vote third party, independent, or don't vote at all, but don't let the RNC take your vote for granted. They have not earned your vote, nor do they deserve it.ReplyDelete
Good idea. Split the vote and let Obama have another four years. There has never been a third party candidate that had a snowball's chance in hell of winning. You'll never get a majority of the states to vote for a "who's this new guy." I bet all these Anonymous posts on here are from Obama supporters.Delete
How unfortunately TRUE....Delete
I have news for y'all, in a head to head race, Paul stands a better shot of beating Ombama than Romney does.ReplyDelete
Ridiculous. Paul hasn't won a single caucus or primary. How would he beat Obama? Paul supporters are smoking something.Delete
What are you smoking? Ron Paul won about 8 caucuses, including my state, Minnesota. The vast majority of our delegates are voting for Ron Paul.Delete
WE NEED TO FORM A CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY BY 2016 TO GET RID OF BOTH PARTIES. I AM DISGUSTED WITH THESE COMMUNIST.ReplyDelete
To the author... You are validating everything they have done if you "vote for Romney because we have to beat Obama."ReplyDelete
What are you afraid of under Obama that Romney hasn't proven he will do as well? There is no difference. Indefinite detention.. police state... corruption. Romney is identical, and your own article proves it.
We need to vote for Gary Johnson and let the Republican party stagnate until it can be taken over by real liberty activists.
Author, if you vote Romney, then you are condoning their corrupt actions. Write in Dr. Paul or vote for Gary Johnson. Then we do need a Constitutional party candidate to start working on now for 2016. Also, continue to help Liberty candidates in your local and state elections for 2014 and 2016.ReplyDelete
Romney was a democrat in 1994. I know sometimes here in Texas, we think so what he is a former Democrat. Let me remind you that the Democrats in Massachusetts are extremely liberal compared to our democrats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNDsyKnQIes&feature=relatedReplyDelete
You are voting for Romney because you don't want to see Obama return? Yet you don't like Romney? How about thinking out of the box for change and vote for somebody who will follow the Constitution. Gary Johnson 2012.ReplyDelete
I realize no one can imagine anyone being worse than the incumbent but THAT IS EXACTLY what we keep saying in these damned elections over and over and over again. Do you remember Bill O'Reilly telling Bill Maher there was no difference between Bush and Kerry? There was no difference at all! Listen to what Obama and Romney both argue about already, is over stupid sh*t.ReplyDelete
If you don't think Romney is going to be a LOT worse than Obama, then you must think he is going to be an autonomous President if elected and I can tell you he will do as he is told by these people, the same way Obama does and the same way he did when Romney was asked to drop out of the race for McCain in 2008,.
As long as we keep letting the Media give us the lesser of two liberals,, we are always going to think the one with the letter "D" Next to his name is the worse one and the Dems it will be vice versa, meanwhile we will be voting into office the most evil one because I'm telling, THAT is the same exact thing many said about George W. Bush and at the time, NO ONE COULD IMAGINE, anyone could be worse. But Obama reneged on all his promises and so will Romney. DO NOT KEEP LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS DAMN IT OR WE WILL NEVER GET A CANDIDATE WE FINALLY CHOOSE BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE STANDS FOR, AND NOT SOMEONE WE ARE ONLY VOTING FOR BECAUSE HE ISN'T SOMEONE ELSE!
STOP IT NOW!
Republicans did this to be able to purge the conservatives who have popular support. The only way to show our objection is to vote for Paul or Johnson. Obama will win but that's better than Romney winning and the Democrats blaming all his liberal failures on us conservatives. And votes for a conservative party aren't wasted votes. In order for a conservative party to have any chance next election, they have to do OK this election.ReplyDelete
Alternate Delegate PA, here.ReplyDelete
This wasn't a vote at all, it was not legitimate. There was clear division on the floor, a role call vote should have happen....instead they said "the ayes have it" when there was clear division. The Chairman should have been replaced at that point.