Saturday, March 3, 2012

Myth: A Candidate Has To Win Five States To Get The GOP Nomination

Ok, in a way a candidate does have to win five states, but not in the way most people and the main stream media thinks you have to. According to the RNC rules, winning a state is considered "getting the plurality of delegates". A lot of people keep saying Ron Paul can't win because he isn't winning any states. False. He has won at least 5 states and probably more. He is winning on delegate count though. Winning the popular vote doesn't do you much good if you haven't won with delegate counts.

Republican National Committee Rule - RULE NO. 40
(b) Each candidate for nomination for
President of the United States and Vice President of the
United States shall demonstrate the support of a
plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more
states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of
that candidate for nomination

(scroll down to Rule No 40)

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