(UPDATE) RNC to Maine GOP: Split The Delegates

Posted on August 22, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Cross posted at Dirigo Blue)

(5pm update) Not so fast:

Brent Tweed, one of the Maine delegates whose seat in Tampa is being challenged, said he and other pro-Paul delegates would not agree to such a proposition because they believe all 20 delegates were properly elected during the state GOP convention in May.

“We haven’t agreed to any deal,” Tweed said. “We think the [Republican National Committee] Contest Committee has to rule in our favor and seat all 20 delegates.”

The conflicting information comes just five days before the convention kicks off, creating a cloud of uncertainty over delegates from Maine as they prepare to head south.

Via MPBN:

Maine’s Republican chairman says the national party has made a decision on the contested seating of the state’s Ron Paul delegates at next week’s national convention.

Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster says the national party’s Committee on Contests today determined that party rules were broken when a slate of 20 Ron Paul delegates was elected at the state convention in May. Webster says the committee is now telling Paul supporters and mainstream Republicans who challenged them they can each pick 10 delegates.

If they don’t, the Republican National Committee will make the choices for them.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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