August 2nd, 2012
(DailyPaul) – Establishment Republicans are demanding have launch a coup against national leaders attempting to purge Ron Paul supporters from the RNC.
National leaders of the Republican Party have decided to hijack the America’s democracy and do away with the use of the popular vote to select party nominees for elections.
That isn’t hyperbole either as popularly elected Ron Paul delegates (which the corporate media originally lied about) have been disqualified from the Republican National Convention – were the Republican nominee will be officially elected – simply because they refused to sign an affidavit pledging their support for Romney.
While the GOP national leaders have decided they unilaterally pick their candidate – ignoring the democratic process entirely – state leaders are not at all happy about the move.
A civil war is brewing in the GOP and right now Maine is in the spotlight as 23 members of the state committee have sent a letter denouncing the move and demanding the resignation of the man at the center of the controversy.
The Daily Paul reports:
Paul Delegate Purge Sparks GOP Civil War In Maine
Divisions among Maine Republicans deepened Wednesday over Romney backers’ attempt to purge Ron Paul supporters — who the Romney camp fears could wreak havoc at the Republican National Convention — from the state’s delegation.
Peter Cianchette, a Bush donor and ambassador, and Maine Republican National Committeewoman Janet Martens Staples Saturday filed a challenge to 14 pro-Paul delegates and alternates, as the Boston Globe reported. Both were listed as Romney endorsers in a campaign press release in February.
Today, 23 members of the state Republican committee signed on to a letter to party chairman Charlie Webster denouncing the move, and demanding Staples’ own resignation.
“The recent actions taken by National Committeewoman Jan Staples against the Maine Delegation are destructive to party unity, blur our focus on maintaining Republican majorities in the Maine House and Senate and provide fodder for opponents in the Democrat Party to attack our candidates in upcoming races,” they write in the letter, provided to BuzzFeed by a Maine Republican.
In a letter being circulated today, 23 state party leaders demand that top party figures allow Paul supporters to go to Tampa. Allegations of “a deal by Mitt Romney’s campaign.”
Source: The Daily Paul