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Report: RNC Rules Committee Passes Delegate Selection 'Compromise

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A commenter at Michelle Malkin's website claims to have the vote totals for the new "compromise" on delegate selection for the RNC. According to that commenter, the result was an unbelievably wide vote margin of 78 votes for the compromise, and 14 against. This version of the compromise includes the infamous Rule 16, which allows Presidential candidates to veto which delegates represent them at the convention.

Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner has confirmed the report via Twitter.

 

 

But there could still be a floor fight.

UPDATE: Brian Paukert, an alternate Paul delegate from Minnesota, slammed the decision when asked about it by TheBlaze.

"It's shocking to me, it looks like the same type of power grab among the Republican establishment, the Washington elites," Paukert said. "This could have been a chance for good will among the liberty crowd and Ron Paul supporters and Mitt Romney but this to me -- I think it's unnecessary, I really don't understand it and it's dangerous I think. We claim to be the party of the grassroots and everybody has a voice, it's citizen government and these rules, the rules that they're trying to put in place, they're going to take that away from us."

What's more, Paukert is pessimistic if this slight can be forgotten by Paul supporters in time for the election. "Anything could happen in the next two months, but I would say it's not a real good sign. I would say it's pretty clear that the reason this is being done is because of the Ron Paul supporters."

The fight isn't over yet, however. Tim Carney has reported, via Twitter, that a petition to force a floor fight over the proposed rules may have gotten enough signatures to proceed.

UPDATE: By a voice vote, all the proposed rules were adopted by the Republican National Convention.

This is a breaking news story. Updates will be added.

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