123 Ron Paul Delegates Sue Republican National Committee, Claiming Intimidation
Friday, June 15, 2012
A group of delegates loyal to Ron Paul, who has suspended his active presidential run but is still seeking delegates, are suing the Republican Party claiming leaders have tried to coerce them into supporting Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention this summer.
In their lawsuit, the 123 delegates allege party officials have used violence, intimidation, and ballot stuffing to secure Romney as the GOP challenger to President Barack Obama.
The plaintiffs have asked the 9th Circuit Federal Court to rule in their favor and allow them “to vote their conscience free from any intimidation from any person or entity.”
Among their charges, the plaintiffs assert “there has been a systematic campaign of election fraud at state conventions, including programming a voting machine in Arizona to count Ron Paul votes as Governor Romney votes; ballot stuffing…; altering and falsifying ballot totals for each candidate; the use of violence at several state conventions; [and] altering procedural rules to prevent votes from being cast for Ron Paul.”
GOP Delegates Revolt Against Romney & RNC (by Rebekah Kearn, Courthouse News Service)
Delegates v. Republican National Committee (U.S. District Court, Central California)
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