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aspirant

(3,533 posts)
Fri May 20, 2016, 07:57 PM May 2016

Clarifications on primary rules

"He also called on all parties to agree that conventions should proceed “without interruption or interference of any manner,” including “auditory or visual distractions.”

Does this mean they have the power to eject Bernie Supporters from the convention floor eliminating their votes?

Secondly, if Hills gets indicted after the convention and is forced to withdraw, does the rules require a second convention to pick a nominee or just a back room deal? At that point wouldn't their allegiance to a candidate be no longer binding since they have already voted?

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Clarifications on primary rules (Original Post) aspirant May 2016 OP
This is looking less and less like a democracy MissDeeds May 2016 #1
I think an indictment is unlikely jamese777 May 2016 #2
Really aspirant May 2016 #3
Same for Reince Preibus & The RNC jamese777 May 2016 #4
They could pick whoever they wanted. RichVRichV May 2016 #5
This is an utterly horrifying thought. nt silvershadow May 2016 #6
 

MissDeeds

(7,499 posts)
1. This is looking less and less like a democracy
Fri May 20, 2016, 08:08 PM
May 2016

every day. And this party is anything but 'democratic'.

jamese777

(546 posts)
2. I think an indictment is unlikely
Fri May 20, 2016, 08:14 PM
May 2016

because Loretta Lynch, a Democrat is Attorney General; but if that were to happen, the Vice Presidential nominee would be most likely become the party's nominee. However both the Republican and the Democratic parties have rules in their bylaws governing how to fill the vacancy. The Party Chair calls a meeting of the National Committee, and the Committee members at the meeting vote to fill the vacancy on the ticket. A candidate must receive a majority of the votes to win the party's nod.

The same process would happen if the vacancy were to occur after the general election but before the Electoral College voting. If a vacancy should occur on the winning ticket, it would then be the party's responsibility to fill it and provide a candidate for whom their electors could vote.

aspirant

(3,533 posts)
3. Really
Fri May 20, 2016, 08:21 PM
May 2016

"The Party Chair calls a meeting of the National Committee, and the Committee members at the meeting vote to fill the vacancy on the ticket".

DWS and the DNC puck the candidate all alone, wow

jamese777

(546 posts)
4. Same for Reince Preibus & The RNC
Fri May 20, 2016, 09:52 PM
May 2016

Those have been the rules for decades but they have never needed to be used.

RichVRichV

(885 posts)
5. They could pick whoever they wanted.
Fri May 20, 2016, 10:07 PM
May 2016

It doesn't mean the voters have to support their pick. If there's any common sense in them at all they would take that into account when choosing.

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