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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 10:52 a.m. MDT

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David King
Layton, UT

I don't think any elector should disregard the popular vote of their state, but it should be noted that this is a mess the RNC could have avoided, had they not angered many Paul supporters by last second rule changes at the convention. Ron Paul's campaign submitted all the necessary paperwork, showing a plurality of delegates in at least five states to be given a fifteen minute speech before the nominating process began. Instead, the RNC held a voice vote to make a last second rule change. Although the vote was much too close to call, the chair called it in favor of the rule change. At that point Paul supporters called "point of order" and at that point, under Republican party rules, an actual tally should have been taken. The RNC didn't care. They didn't follow their own rules. As a Paul supporter myself, I don't think electors defecting from Romney will accomplish any good, but the RNC should recognize that when they refuse to play by their own rules, they'll encourage those they walk all over to do the same.

Jake2010
bountiful, ut

This whole thing is making me sick! I hereby dub this nation as the Divided States of Craziness!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

This is Party ahead of Country.

This is how Republicans even treat each other?

Sit down,
Shut up,
Fall in line,
Do as you're told...

If they treat each other like this,
it's no wonder that Congress can't do anything.

Uncle Gadianton
Salt Lake City, Utah

If Ron Paul wanted to be President, he should have run for his party's nomination . . . . oh wait, he did, and LOST!

Accept it, Iowa electors.

LVIS
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a classic case of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

While my candidate would stand to benefit from such shenanigans, doing this, while technically constitutional, would violate the spirit of what democracy is supposed to be.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Funny stuff, but what would you expect from the party of no compromise. It is the same political grandstanding approach the republicans have taken in congress, so why would you expect anything different. At the convention they were told to sit down and shut up and now they are going to show the world. They are true republicans, there is no price to high to pay to prove your point.

Anne26
West Jordan, UT

Ron Paul needs to show real leadership and support his party's nominee. His behavior is childish and selfish.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

For all renegade wannabe GOP electoral voters. Instead of 15 minutes of fame, it's going to be one - this one. Enjoy.

David
Centerville, UT

Its funny to see the libs posting here and criticizing the GOP convention processes. In the Democrat Convention a voice vote was called to insert language supporting God and Jerusalem back into the platform. Despite an unclear voice vote, the changes were made over the objections of what appeared to be the majority.

I believe Americans should know that a majority of the Democrat Party delegates do not want language in their platform that would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and they do not want to show support of God and religion.

Having said that, I believe that Ron Paul supporters are showing their colors here. They lost the nomination process, they clearly oppose Obama as president, and yet they would weaken the GOP nominee by casting their votes against Romney. Very foolish indeed. Ron Paul has refused to endorse Romney, showing what I would consider to be poor character.

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