Pro-Paul delegates challenged in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine’s Republican Party have filed a challenge to a pro-Ron Paul slate of delegates from Maine who were elected to attend next month’s Republican National Convention.
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.
A letter signed by Cianchette and sent to the counsel for the RNC in Washington claims there were illegal votes at May’s state Republican Convention, that a quorum wasn’t present when votes for delegates were cast, and that convention officials violated party and parliamentary rules, according to the Bangor Daily News.
(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.