Hold the phone! What good is Democracy if after four months of campaigning the Republican National Convention can just pick it’s winner before the race is over?
After Romney took all five primaries on the 24th of April, The RNC officially announced it’s support of Mitt Romney. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that Romney is the parties presumptive nominee and that they will begin to “sync up their financial and political operations.”
The word on the street is that the RNC is breaking it’s own rules by prematurely supporting Romney financially.
On the bottom of page 13 of the “Rules of the Republican Party” it clearly states that…
“The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from the state involved, contribute money or in-kind aid to any candidate for any public or party office except the nominee of the Republican Party or a candidate who is unopposed in the Republican primary after the filing deadline for that office.”
Romney doesn’t have 1144 delegates yet and Ron Paul is still in the race. He’s doing very well actually. See the real delegate counts.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, the GOP has been doing all kinds of stuff to marginalize Ron Paul the entire primary season.
Additional information on the delegate situation and the GOP insider’s efforts to keep Ron Paul from becoming the party nominee is available in this special half hour Reality Check with Ben Swann.
Benn Swann is going to be doing another Reality Check tonight looking into the RNC’s actions. He posted on facebook tonight…
“Tonight’s Reality Check will be epic. I am going to show you how the RNC is breaking its own rules by giving money to the Romney campaign… Plus, something you won’t see anywhere else. Why all these “bound” delegates from across the country may NOT be bound at all. How the race for the Republican nomination is barely getting started. Tonight!”