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02-18-2008, 09:32 AM
Regarding Deep Throat's post about becoming a delegate: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=121298

His suggestion was to contact the individual State GOP to find out the rules for becoming a delegate. If you have done this and have gotten a response, perhaps we could catalogue those responses to help whittle down the research time and assist those in those corresponding states.

The "Title" of the post would be the State you are in. The body of the post would be the e-mail you received.

I'll start with South Carolina.

02-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Received 2/18/08 via e-mail response:

The district delegates will be elected at the Congressional District conventions coming up in March and April, and the at-large state delegates will be elected at the state convention. If you were elected at your county convention last year to be a delegate or alternate to the state convention, then you will be eligible to run for delegate or alternate. If you were not at your precinct meetings last year and/or were not elected as a delegate or alternate from your county to the state convention, then you would not be eligible this year. Those are the eligible people for this year. If you do meet the qualifications, you will receive a call to both the district and state conventions in the mail from the state party. In that call will be the paperwork you will need to fill out to run for delegate or alternate to the national convention. Typically, it is a highly competitive process. I hope this answers your questions, and if you meet the qualifications, by all means, plan to run.

Each Congressional district will elect 3 delegates and 3 alternates. At the state convention, we will elect 24 delegates and 24 alternates. The state party chairman, national committeeman, and national committeewoman all three are automatic state delegates (but not counted in the 24). There is a possibility we will lose half our delegates due to the fact that we had the first in the south primary (so vital for us!), so it is important that people are the top vote getters, if they do choose to run.

LaDonna Ryggs
Spartanburg County Republican Party
Mrs. LaDonna Ryggs
State Executive Committeewoman
137 Marcie Rush Lane
Greer, SC 29651
Phone: 864.801.3663
Email: lryggs@bju.edu

02-18-2008, 09:42 AM
I think Illinois is pretty much locked up delegate wise, but here's our rules anyways:

(Just got time to type it up, so it's not in annoying PDF format):

BACKGROUND: The Illinois Republican Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Under rules adopted at the 2004 Republican National Convention, Illinois will send 70 delegates and 67 alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota between September 1,2008 and September 4, 2008.

DELEGATE SELECTION: Under Illinois law, ten delegates and ten alternate delegates will be elected at-large by Illinois Republican State Convention on June 7, 2008. Under rules adopted by the 2004 Republican National Convention, three delegate positions are automatically awarded to the Republican State Chairman, the National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman. The remaining 57 delegates and alternate delegates will be elected district delegates by Republican primary election voters. Each Illinois Congressional district will elect a minimum of two and up to a maximum of five district delegates and alternate delegates. The number of delegates and alternate delegates allocated to each Congressional district is determined under Illinois law by formula that reflects the relative strength of that district’s vote for the Republican nominee in the 2004 general election. There is no limit to the number of candidates who can stand for election as district delegates. The candidates who receive the most votes are certified as elected district delegates.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: Candidates for district delegate stand for election as either “committed” to a particular candidate or “uncommitted”. Committed delegate and alternate candidates are listed on the primary election ballot with the name of their presidential candidate of choice following their name in parentheses. If more than the allocated number of delegates or alternates from a district seeks to run as committed to the same presidential candidate, that presidential candidate will designate those candidates authorized to run as committed to him or her. Delegate and alternate delegate candidates not committed or not designated by their candidate of choice are listed as uncommitted by the State Board of Elections. Delegation candidates must file the following information with the State Board of Elections:

- A statement of candidacy,
- A loyalty oath
- A statement of preference for a presidential candidate (or uncommitted), and
- Nominating petitions signed by at least one-half of one percent of the Republican primary electors (meaning those who cast ballots for Bush in the 2004 Presidential General Election ) in the district.

The filing period for delegates and alternate delegates at the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield is November 28 thru December 5, 2007. Petitions may be circulated beginning September 6, 2007.

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE: In addition to electing district delegates and alternate delegates on primary day, voters may express their preference for a Republican presidential nominee. The results of this “beauty contest”, however, do not determine the selection of national convention delegates or alternate delegates.

EXPENSES: All delegates and alternate delegates are personally responsible for all of their own expenses to the 2008 Republican National Nominating Convention, including travel, lodging, meals, and any delegation activity fee. Further, candidates for delegate or alternate delegate positions should be aware of and comply with all Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations regarding fund raising/expenditure activity for their activity for their candidates.

http://www.digitalvictorycms.com/_uploaded/661394-2008ILRepublicanNationalDelegateSelectionProcess.p df

02-18-2008, 09:50 AM
New York – Primary (87 state-wide, winner-take-all, 11 state-wide unpledged) – closed. The primary chooses 87 delegates; the remaining 11 will be chosen by the state committee later and will be officially unpledged (as will the automatic delegates).


Thread has been stickied :)

02-18-2008, 10:07 AM
New Jersey is a "Winner Take All" state as voted by the board member of the State Committee in June 2007.

There are a total of 52 delegates for the state.

10 At Large Delegates
39 Congressional Delegates;
1 New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman
2 National Committee Members

At Large delegates run state wide.
They are required to get 250 signatures for the petition.

Congressional delegates run in their district.
They are required to get 100 signatures for the petition from their Congressional District.

Signatures must be from registered Republican voters.

Deadline for filing petitions to be placed on the ballot is April 7th.

The primary is on June 3rd.

The delegates are bound to vote for the winner of the primary (McCain) for the first three rounds of votes at the Convention.

Beyond that, they are free agents and can vote for whomever they want.

NJGOP Delegate Fact Sheet

NJ Republican Committee Rules

Petition Instructions and Forms

02-18-2008, 10:37 AM


Hawaii – Precinct Caucuses (6 by congressional district, 11 state-wide, no rule on role of presidential preferences) – closed. Next step is state convention. Like many Republican caucuses, Hawaii has no rule about the use of presidential preference and lets the convention choose what weight, if any, presidential preference plays. The delegates can do winner-take-all, proportional, or ignore the results entirely. However, candidates for delegate can declare their preferences. If they do so, they are bound by their declaration through the first ballot at the national convention. In other words, if you run on the promise that you will support a candidate, you must keep that promise. If you do not make any such promise, you are free to vote for any candidate at the convention.

also- http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/HI-R.phtml

02-18-2008, 01:57 PM
Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 115
Election Authorities and Conduct of Elections
Section 115.776

August 28, 2007

Caucuses, delegates for national conventions.
115.776. The state party organization which is the state organization recognized by the national organization of that established political party shall, after the primary and before the national convention, conduct a series of caucuses culminating in congressional and state conventions. Delegates to the national conventions shall be chosen at the congressional district and state conventions pursuant to rules established by the political parties.



All delegates and alternates to the 2008 Republican National Convention will be pledged to support the winner of the 2008 Missouri Presidential Primary unless that candidate for presidential nominee releases his or her delegates, dies, withdraws or becomes inactive. In any of the above eventualities, a majority vote of Missouri’s National Convention Delegation will bind all delegates and alternates to the candidate of the majority’s choice.



Note: I could not find any further definition of what MOGOP means by "pledged", i.e. affidavit vs. other agreement that is not legally binding. There is no state law pertaining to "faithless delegates" specifically.

All Seeing Eye
02-18-2008, 02:55 PM

Ron Paul Texas Delegate Information

A delegate is a super-voter; They get to vote for the GOP nominee. Regular voters will be voting to determine the number of delegates for the candidates in the Texas Primary on March 4th; Regular voters can't vote for the GOP nominee. Now you can understand why it's so important to become a delegate because delegates determine who the GOP nominee is!

The ONLY mandatory requirement to be a Republican delegate is to VOTE in the Republican primary election on March 4, 2008. In Texas (different than some other states), you do NOT register to vote with a particular Party – we have what’s called an “open” primary, meaning people who vote against Republicans in the general election are still allowed to vote in the GOP primaries years. Here’s how the process will work in 2008:

March 4, 2008 (Tuesday): Primary Election Day and Precinct Convention: After you VOTE in the Primary, your registration card needs to be stamped “Republican”. Ask the election judge for the location of the “Republican Precinct Convention” for your local precinct and go there. It begins after the polls close at 7:00 PM, between 7:30PM and 8:30PM, usually at or very near the polling place (e.g. library, church, elementary school, etc.).

Every voter is assigned to a neighborhood precinct. Each precinct has a “delegate strength”, a number of allocated convention delegates for the next level convention, based on the number of Republican Primary votes for Governor Rick Perry in 2006. If you live in a strongly Democrat precinct, you may have only one or two Republican delegates. If you live where I do (Precinct #333), a strong Republican precinct, you may have a dozen or more delegates. Each delegate position also has an “alternate” delegate spot – alternate delegates may attend the next convention and be “seated” (with voting rights) if a delegate fails to show up. As a rule, every "alternate" who shows up always gets seated, but there are always plenty of "delegate" no-shows. (But of course, it's always better to be delegate than alternate.)

Most of these "precinct conventions" are very poorly attended, and typically there are more delegate/alternate places than people to fill them, so it’s usually easy to get elected as delegate at the precinct level. WE CAN ORGANIZE AND PLAN for all this now with plenty of time.

At your precinct convention, there will be a packet on the table. The precinct chairman usually picks it up and calls the meeting to order. After which, you'll elect a permanent chairman (not to be confused with precinct chairman) that presides over your convention; The permanent chairman is kind of like a judge. Next, you'll elect a secretary; The secretary handles all the paperwork, the list of delegates, etc. The secretary may easily be the most important position in the entire precinct convention process. There may be a sergeant-at-arms election (kind of like a bodyguard) but that's optional. The most important part of the entire convention is the delegate selection. You can nominate someone to be elected as a delegate or nominate yourself. In fact, you can have a whole list of delegates written down on a sheet of paper ahead of time and just vote for the entire list! If you have the majority, you'll get all your delegates to the next convention! It's that easy! Please make sure you know the rules and process so you'll be prepared; Remember, chance favors the prepared mind.

If they try to railroad you, learn and know Robert's Rules of Order (below). Your precinct convention will be run like a court trial---objection, point of order, etc. Learn these words (http://statedelegate.notlong.com Step B) and you'll rule the precinct convention!

The key is to get your friends, family and neighbors to flood your precinct convention so that you outnumber and outvote them! Even if you don't wish to be a delegate, you can still help tremendously by attending your precinct convention on March 4th and vote for those who want to become Ron Paul delegates! That would really help Ron Paul secure the GOP nomination. Remember, "many hands make light work". :)

1. Rules for Delegate Selection / Conventions of the Texas GOP (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/Texas-GOP-2006_General_Rules.pdf) (Rule 21 for the precinct convention but go through it all)
2. Robert's Rules of Order (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/Rules_of_order.doc) (your bible to the precinct convention)
3. COMPLETE Precinct Convention Packet (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/precinct_convention_packet.zip) (not the official but you can get an idea of what it will look like)

March 29, 2008 (Saturday): Senatorial District or County Convention: Delegates/alternates (D/A) from the precinct convention may attend the County or Senatorial District Convention. In metropolitan counties (Harris, Bexar, Travis, etc.), multiple Senatorial District Conventions are held (Travis has two, SD-14 and SD-25, with most of us in the northern SD-14). In rural counties, there is one County Convention. The SD Convention is on a Saturday, from early morning until late afternoon or evening. The SD Convention has several purposes: to review party rules, to consider resolutions for the party platform (submitted from Precinct Conventions), and to elect D/A for the State Convention. It’s usually more competitive to get to the State Convention, but rules have recently changed allowing local Precincts to elect their own State D/A (provided they have sufficient strength). There is also a “nominations committee” that picks D/A from at-large – and this is typically where those who control the SD stack the deck with their own delegates, meaning the entire SD delegation voting strength at the State Convention will be controlled by those who control the SD Convention itself. It is very difficult, but still possible, for Ron Paul supporters to control a SD delegation to the State Convention.

June 5th – 7th: Texas State Convention: D/A from the SD and County Conventions are invited to the State Convention. The official duties here are the same as the other conventions: possibly revise State Party rules and consider resolutions for the Texas Republican Platform. You will also be pounded with mind-numbing speeches and from incumbent politicians and prodded to cheer. FACT: The Texas Republican State Convention is the largest political party meeting in the world! Some 15,000 people can be in attendance in some role. In the decades since 1964, the importance of the Convention conclusions have become less and less important, but the attendance is still remarkable – it’s an amazing networking opportunity. Again, the Texas Convention will pass a Platform (which will be completely ignored by the National Convention), possibly make rule changes, and will elect D/A to the National Convention. These elections (for National Republican delegates) are extremely competitive and virtually always decided well in advance of the State Convention, and the D/As chosen are typically decades-long hard core party loyalists. A century ago, these people were chosen with authority to select the Party’s candidate for President. Now, election as a D/A may be viewed as a ticket to an expensive party – a reward for loyal party service. And note that all political analysts will expect (and hope) the Party’s choice for President will be decided months before the State Convention begins.

September 4th, 2008 -- Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Download Complete Texas GOP Instructions (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/become_delegate_TX.pdf) (from Precinct Convention through RNC)

General Rules for All GOP Conventions and Meetings
Parliamentary Cheat Sheet as President (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/Parliamentary_Cheat_Sheet_President.doc)
Robert's Rules of Order (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/Rules_of_order.doc)
PrecinctConvention-DelegateForm.pdf (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/PrecinctConvention-DelegateForm.pdf) - The specific form for recording of SD Convention delegate reporting (note voter cert. field)
TexasGOP-2006-Precinct-Conv-instructions.pdf (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/TexasGOP-2006-Precinct-Conv-instructions.pdf) - Texas GOP instructions/interpretations/notes based on State Party and TEC rules.

Other Informative Resources:
Texas GOP Convention Delegate Processes (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/PARTICIPATING_IN_THE_CONVENTION_PROCESS.pdf)

For Travis County Delegates:
Travis-SD-14_GOP_ADOPTED__RULES__REPORT_2006.pdf (http://www3.webng.com/ronpaul/Travis-SD-14_GOP_ADOPTED__RULES__REPORT_2006.pdf) - The supplemental rules SPECIFIC TO TRAVIS COUNTY’s SD-14, from 2006 SD-14 Convention, including the change allowing Precinct Caucuses to select their own State Convention delegates at the SD-14 Convention; expect minor changes to this from SREC meeting coming in January, 2008 (Perry’s low 2006 vote totals will mean fewer State delegates in 2008!) Note that other SDs or Counties can have other rules which we should solicit from RP people in those areas.

02-19-2008, 07:20 PM
HQ is asking for Delegates for Indiana:

Sign up and pass around the info if you are from Indiana:


02-19-2008, 09:40 PM
I filed for delegate in Douglas county today.

The county delegates are voted on at the county convention. The county conventions also vote on county leadership, delegates to the state convention.

The state convention votes on a platform, state leadership, presidential electors, at large delegates, and RNC delegates. The national delegates will be elected by the congressional districts delegates. You must apply in person or by mail no later than 10 days after the state primary in order to be eligible for national delegate or at large delegate.

All delegates can register their individual vote and are not bound by the party rules to vote as a unit.

All the rules are located here: http://www.negop.org/constitution.asp

All Seeing Eye
02-20-2008, 02:30 PM
Hello...anyone else done their homework yet?

Just wanted to remind people that this is here really.

02-20-2008, 06:28 PM
You can find a link to the official rules for becoming a national delegate from Kentucky here:

http://www.rpk.org/images/KY/how_to_be_a_delegatepub.jpg (http://staging.gop.com/Gop2005Web.State//images/KY/Kentucky%20Delegates.Info.pdf)

This was posted in the following thread on these forums: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=121604

Kentucky will send 45 delegates and 42 alternates to the national convention. Dunciad provides the following breakdown:

• 10 base at large ( elected at State Convention)
• 18 Congressional District (elected at District Conventions)
• 3 Super delegates (these are members of the KY Republican party who are grandfathered in as delegates
• 14 bonus (elected at State Convention)

To become a national delegate:

"Any registered Republican who would like to serve as a National Convention delegate should submit a letter to the Republican Party of Kentucky Nominating Committee four days prior to the applicable state or district convention. The letter should state their interest in becoming a delegate and include specific qualifications for holding this position."

Forty-two of the delegates (not the super-delegates) are bound proportionately based upon the KY primaries. They are bound only through the first round at the convention. Kentucky statutes govern how the primary results are reported (KRS 118.631 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/118-00/631.PDF)) and the distribution of delegate votes among candidates (KRS 118.641 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/118-00/641.PDF)). (These statutes were posted to the forum on Nov. 13, 2007: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=36731.)


02-20-2008, 10:17 PM

02-21-2008, 02:27 AM

OK State Party
Contact Information

Oklahoma Republican Party

p: (405) 528-3501
f: (405) 521-9531
website: http://www.okgop.com/

Cleveland Co. Republican Party http://okgopcc.com/

Creek Co. Republican Party http://creekcountygop.com/

Kay Co. Republican Party http://www.kayokgop.com/

Muskogee Co. Republican Party http://muskogeerepublicans.org/

Oklahoma Co. Republican Party http://www.okcountygop.com/t208-Home

Payne Co. Republican Party http://www.paynecountygop.com/

Rogers Co. Republican Party http://rogerscountygop.com/

Tulsa Co. Republican Party http://www.tulsagop.org/

Wagoner Co. Republican Party http://wagonergop.com/



[+]Mr. Gary Jones
State Chairman, OK Republican State Committee


State Chairman, Republican State Committee of Oklahoma, elected April 14, 2007
Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association
National Cattlemen's Association

Comanche County Commissioner
Oklahoma 4th District Chair
Comanche County Vice Chair

20237 Southwest Tinney Road

Cache, OK 73527

(580) 429-8985 (h)

(405) 528-3501 (o)

(405) 521-9531 (f)


[+]Mr. Lynn Windel
National Committeeman, OK Republican State Committee


National Committeeman, Republican State Committee of Oklahoma, elected May 20, 1992
Currently Serving on Budget Committee

State Vice Chairman, 1982-1985
USAF, JAG Corps, Captain, 1968-1972

Spouse: Donna
Children: Dawn, Lance, Laura
Education: B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1965; J.D. University of Oklahoma, 1968
PO Box 627
Madill, Oklahoma 73446

(580) 223-7474 (h)
(580) 795-3397 (o)
(580) 795-5072 (f)

[+]Mrs. Bunny Chambers
National Committeewoman, OK Republican State Committee


National Committeewoman, Republican State Committee of Oklahoma, elected April 13, 1996
Member, Executive Committee; Republican State Committee of Oklahoma, 1987 -
Secretary/Treasurer, Precinct 229, 1979 -
Member, Oklahoma County GOP Committee, 1983 -
State President, Eagle Forum of Oklahoma
Member, Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge, PA - Oklahoma Chapter
Member, National Federation of Republican Women, 1980 – present
Member, Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women, 1980 – present

Chairman, House District 82, 1983 - 2000
Campaign Manager, Representative Leonard E. Sullivan, 1986; Legislative Assistant, 1987 - 2005
Deputy Voter Registrar, 1978 - 1995
State Chairman, Pro-Family Forum, 1980 - 1993
Homemaker of the Year, Eagle Forum, 1986
Fifth District Chairman, 1995 - 1999
Vice Chairman, Fifth District, 1987 - 1995
Fifth District Committeewoman, Oklahoma County, 1987 - 1990
Secretary, Republican State Committee of Oklahoma, 1989 - 1991
Secretary, Oklahoma County Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1992
Co-Chair, State Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1995, 1997; Secretary, 1988
Member, The Republican Silver Key Club - 2 keys
Delegate, GOP County, District and State Conventions, 1978 -
Legislative Assistant, Representative Ernest Istook and Representative Ray Vaughn
Volunteer, State and County Headquarters
Member, Oklahoma City Republican Women’s Club
Frontier Country Republican Women’s Club
Redlands Republican Women’s Club


Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004
Committee on Resolutions, Republican National Convention, 1988,1996
Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1992
RNC Standing Committee on Rules, 1997 -
RNC Committee on Arrangements, Republican National Convention, 2000
RNC Committee on Rules, Republican National Convention, 2000

Spouse: F.B.
Children: Kent, Wendy, and Amy; 8 grandchildren
Education: B.S., Phillips University
5701 Melton Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132

(405) 721-2891 (h)
(405) 721-2891 (o)
(405) 922-6891 (m)

[+]Mr. Gary Jones, Acting
Executive Director, OK Republican State Committee

02-21-2008, 12:57 PM
I am cutting and pasting what I see as pertinent information. Each individual county can have additional rules. http://www.ncgop.org/getactive/join.asp


All citizens of North Carolina who are registered Republicans are Members of the Republican Party of North Carolina and shall have the right to participate in the official affairs of the Republican Party in accordance with these rules. All reference herein to Delegates, Alternates, Officers and Members shall, in all cases, mean persons identified and registered with the Republican Party in the Precinct of their residence. Any person running for an office within the North Carolina state, district legislative, county or precinct Republican Party shall be a resident of the jurisdiction in which he seeks office.

3. Election of Delegates (EDIT: at precinct level)

The annual Precinct Meetings shall elect 1 Delegate and 1 Alternate to the County Convention. They shall also elect 1 additional Delegate and Alternate for each 100 registered Republican voters, or major fraction thereof, in the precinct as of January 1 of that year. In determining the number of registered Republicans to be used as the basis for the number of additional Delegates and Alternates to be elected in the precinct under this calculation, a County may adopt, in its Plan of Organization, a basis number of registered Republican voters less than 100 but, in so doing, must assure proportional representation of all registered Republican voters in the county.


iii. The County Convention shall elect 1 Delegate and 1 Alternate to Congressional District and State Conventions, plus 1 additional Delegate and Alternate for every 250 Republicans, or major fraction thereof, registered in that county, as of January 1 of that year. Each County shall further elect 1 Delegate and Alternate for each Republican elected to the state legislature and to public office on the state or national level from said County in the last election held for that office. With respect to the District Convention, the additional 1 delegate and 1 alternate shall only be elected to the District Convention being held in the District in which said Republican elected to the state legislature and to public office on the state or national level actually lives.




1. Call of Convention

a. A Congressional District Convention shall be called in every year by the Chairman of the Congressional District Committee, within the month of April upon 20 days written notice of the time and place for holding same to all Members of the District Committee and to the County Chairmen within said District.

b. At the time of the call of the Convention, the District Chairman shall appoint a Credentials Committee, which will meet and issue its report on Delegates and Alternates certified to that Convention at least 3 days in advance of the convening of the Convention. All Delegates and Alternates challenged in the report of the Credentials Committee shall be notified prior to the day of the Convention and allowed to present their case to the Credentials Committee prior to the convening of the Convention. The Delegates and Alternates elected in the County Conventions, unless successfully challenged, shall sit as Delegates and Alternates to the Congressional District Convention.


2. Convention Action


d. In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates and 3 Alternates to the Republican National Convention and shall nominate 1 Presidential Elector, who must not be a current elected public official (pursuant to state law).


I hope that is helpful.

02-22-2008, 09:07 AM
My understanding is that there are 39 Republican delegates for Mississippi and that we are not a winner-take-all State.

Our primaries are March 11th.

County delegates to the State Convention will be selected at local meetings on April 28th.

National delegates will be selected at the State Convention sometime in May, I don't know the exact date yet.

I will update this post as I learn new information.

02-22-2008, 09:07 AM
For Georgia, there are grass roots folks that have already attended some precinct mass meetings, and are looking forward to county, district, and state conventions in March, April, and May, resp. Detailed planning and strategizing is well underway in the state.

Info and documents regarding the 2008 Convention planning and processes can be found at the GAGOP website:


PM me if you are a Georgian looking to get in touch with the folks already engaged.


02-22-2008, 06:42 PM
National Delegate Application:


State Party Plan (see section VIII for delegate information)


Still looking for other rules, laws and explanations.

02-22-2008, 07:35 PM
All of the Republian Conventions are conducted under Robert's Rules of Order (the book is over 700 pages long). The best source to read to ready yourselves is "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief" written by Henry M. Robert III, available at your library or bookstore.

NOTE: According to the original Robert's Rules of Order, page 600, it takes a 2/3 vote to overturn Convention rules. If your state is "bound" to vote for the primary winner, you can OVERTURN THIS AT YOUR STATE CONVENTION. Between Ron Paul and Huckabee supporters, there could easily be enough delegates to overturn the rule.

02-22-2008, 07:37 PM
The Campaign Website contains links, training and information. www.ronpaul2008.com/states/missouri. See: The Ron Paul Delegate Process.

02-22-2008, 08:43 PM
For Georgia, there are grass roots folks that have already attended some precinct mass meetings, and are looking forward to county, district, and state conventions in March, April, and May, resp. Detailed planning and strategizing is well underway in the state.

Info and documents regarding the 2008 Convention planning and processes can be found at the GAGOP website:


PM me if you are a Georgian looking to get in touch with the folks already engaged.


(copied from DT's thread in response to his request for laws regarding delegates unbinding themselves prematurely, thus breaking their State party oath)

From the below details, looks like you've got a misdemeanor on your hands if you violate and/or conspire to violate the terms of the oath made as a delegate in Georgia per Title 21. Chapter 2. Article 5 (boldfaced). Punishments are listed also. Serious stuff.



(Source: Official Code of Georgia
Link: http://w3.lexis-nexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp)
(ed. I'm very impressed this is so readily available online)


O.C.G.A. § 16-1-10 (2007)

§ 16-1-10. Punishment for crimes for which punishment not otherwise provided

Any conduct that is made criminal by this title or by another statute of this state and for which punishment is not otherwise provided, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.



O.C.G.A. § 16-4-8 (2007)

§ 16-4-8. Conspiracy to commit a crime

A person commits the offense of conspiracy to commit a crime when he together with one or more persons conspires to commit any crime and any one or more of such persons does any overt act to effect the object of the conspiracy. A person convicted of the offense of criminal conspiracy to commit a felony shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than one-half the maximum period of time for which he could have been sentenced if he had been convicted of the crime conspired to have been committed, by one-half the maximum fine to which he could have been subjected if he had been convicted of such crime, or both. A person convicted of the offense of criminal conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.



O.C.G.A. § 17-10-3 (2007)

§ 17-10-3. Punishment for misdemeanors generally

(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, every crime declared to be a misdemeanor shall be punished as follows:

(1) By a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or by confinement in the county or other jail, county correctional institution, or such other places as counties may provide for maintenance of county inmates, for a total term not to exceed 12 months, or both;

(2) By confinement under the jurisdiction of the Board of Corrections in a state probation detention center or diversion center pursuant to Code Sections 42-8-35.4 and 42-8-35.5, for a determinate term of months which shall not exceed a total term of 12 months; or

(3) If the crime was committed by an inmate within the confines of a state correctional institution, by confinement under the jurisdiction of the Board of Corrections in a state correctional institution or such other institution as the Department of Corrections may direct for a term which shall not exceed 12 months.

(b) Either the punishment provided in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section, but not both, may be imposed in the discretion of the sentencing judge. Misdemeanor punishment imposed under either paragraph may be subject to suspension or probation. The sentencing courts shall retain jurisdiction to amend, modify, alter, suspend, or probate sentences under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Code section at any time, but in no instance shall any sentence under the paragraph be modified in a manner to place a county inmate under the jurisdiction of the Board of Corrections, except as provided in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section.



O.C.G.A. § 17-10-4 (2007)

§ 17-10-4. Punishment for misdemeanors of a high and aggravated nature

(a) A person who is convicted of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000.00 or by confinement in the county or other jail, county correctional institution, or such other places as counties may provide for maintenance of county inmates, for a term not to exceed 12 months, or both; provided, however, that a person convicted of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature which was committed by an inmate within the confines of a state correctional institution and sentenced to confinement as a result of such offense shall be sentenced to confinement under the jurisdiction of the Board of Corrections in a state correctional institution or such other institution as the Department of Corrections may direct for a term which shall not exceed 12 months. In all cases of a conviction of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, the sentencing court shall retain jurisdiction to amend, modify, alter, suspend, or probate sentences imposed under this Code section at any time; but in no instance shall a sentence imposed under this Code section be modified in such a manner as to increase the amount of fine or the term of confinement.

(b) Notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, a person sentenced for a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature may earn no more than four days per month earned time allowance.



O.C.G.A. § 21-2-196 (2007)

§ 21-2-196. Qualification oath of delegates and alternates to national convention

Any person selected as a delegate or delegate alternate to such national convention shall file a qualification oath with the Secretary of State pledging support at the convention to the candidate of their political party or body for the office of President of the United States for whom they are selected to support. The oath shall state that the delegate or delegate alternate affirms to support such candidate until the candidate is either nominated by such convention or receives less than 35 percent of the votes for nomination by such convention during any balloting, or until the candidate releases the delegates from such pledge. No delegate shall be required to vote for such candidate after two convention nominating ballots have been completed.



O.C.G.A. § 21-2-598 (2007)

§ 21-2-598. Violations of chapter

Except as otherwise provided by law, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.



O.C.G.A. § 21-2-599 (2007)

§ 21-2-599. Punishment for misdemeanors under chapter

Any person convicted of a misdemeanor under this chapter shall be subject to any one or more of the following, in the discretion of the trial judge:

(1) A fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00;

(2) A sentence of confinement in the county jail or other place of imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months; or

(3) A sentence of confinement in a county correctional institution or other appropriate institution under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections not to exceed 12 months.

02-24-2008, 08:54 PM
South Dakota Caucuses are MArch 6th. We need delegates!

Posted February 25th, 2008 by Skyorbit
March 6th, each county sellects 3 delegates and 1 alternate to go to the Regional conventions MArch 15th. From their they go to the state convention.

Each candidate shooses 24 Delegates and 24 alternates at the stae convention -- but they need to be from the 6 different regions of the state, and from several counties with-in each region.

If you know ANYBODY who supports Ron Paul in South Dakota, call them, and tell them they need to go to their local county Caucus Thursday March 6th at 8pm. Each county will be advertising the caucus locations in the legal part of the main paper in that county.

Primerily we need help filling the delegate slots in the upper North Eastern region of the State Region 5. Those counties consist of

5. Butte, Harding, Perkins, Corson, Ziebach, Dewey, Sully, Hughes, Haakon, Stanley, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Shannon, Bennett, Todd, Tripp, Gregory, Campbell, Buffalo, Brule and Charles Mix

Each county gets to send 3 delegates and 1 alternate to the Regional caucus. Then the regional caucus selects 4 delegates and 4 alternates to the State caucus. With-out a full slate from each region, we won't have a full slate of Ron Paul delegtes.

Please. If you know anybody in that region of the state (close to North Dakota and Upper Montana) tell them to contact their local county republican party chair, and ask them the location of the caucus for their county.

Or actually any part of the state (we could use help all over actually.)

If they have trouble finding that information, they can call me at 605/330-8242



02-24-2008, 09:44 PM
All of the Republian Conventions are conducted under Robert's Rules of Order (the book is over 700 pages long). The best source to read to ready yourselves is "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief" written by Henry M. Robert III, available at your library or bookstore.

NOTE: According to the original Robert's Rules of Order, page 600, it takes a 2/3 vote to overturn Convention rules. If your state is "bound" to vote for the primary winner, you can OVERTURN THIS AT YOUR STATE CONVENTION. Between Ron Paul and Huckabee supporters, there could easily be enough delegates to overturn the rule.

This looks like really important info needs to be posted elsewhere.

02-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Following link will tell you the amount of delegates according to state-



(As Amended May, 2006) http://nevadagop.org/About/Default.aspx?SectionId=291

02-27-2008, 05:26 AM
Here is Iowa's process from ronpaul2008.com. One difference to note is that you did NOT have to be elected delegate at the January Caucuses to be a delegate to the county, state and national conventions. There is still time! County conventions are March 8th. Check the contacts at the bottom to become a delegate or PM me.

Iowa State Convention Process
State voting strength? 40 total delegates
10 base at-large
15 re: 5 congressional districts
3 party
12 bonus
What are all the relevant dates?
Precinct Caucuses: January 3rd
County Conventions: March 8th
State convention: June 13th – 14th
Cong. Dist. Presidential Caucuses: June 13th
Delegates to the national convention are not bound

What is the process for someone to become a delegate to the national convention?
In Iowa you must first go to a precinct caucus then a county caucus then state delegates are selected at the state caucus
Precinct Caucuses start in Iowa at 7:00 p.m. On caucus night, Iowans gather by party preference in designated schools, public buildings, or often even in private homes to elect delegates to the 99 county conventions. Presidential preference selection on the Republican side is done with a straw vote of those attending the caucuses. The results of the Republican caucus is not binding on the elected delegates, but the delegates usually feel obligated to follow the wishes expressed by the caucus-goers. Thus the initial caucus results provide a good barometer of the composition of Iowa’s national delegation. 1,784 precincts
County Conventions choose both the county's delegates to the Republican Party Convention of the Congressional District the county is a part of as well as the county's delegates to the Iowa State Republican Convention
Republican Party District Conventions convene in each congressional district. As the delegates to the Iowa State Republican Convention have already been chosen, the sole business is that of instructing the delegates to the State Republican Convention from the congressional district as to the presidential contender most preferred by the delegates in attendance at the District Convention
National Convention delegates are selected at State Convention District Caucuses.

The delegates to the Iowa State Republican Convention gather: the delegates to the State Convention from each county making up a given congressional district meet in separate Congressional District Caucuses to choose the state's district delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Each of Iowa's 5 congressional districts are assigned 3 National Convention delegates. Thus, a total of 15 district delegates will be chosen by these Congressional District Caucuses. These 15 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be allocated to the presidential contenders in such a way as determined by each Congressional District Caucus.

The State Convention chooses the remaining 22 at-large of Iowa's delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 12 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention

Copy of state leadership roster and State Party HQ Phone#
The Iowa Republican Party, p: (515) 282-8105 | f: (515) 282-9019

Ray Hoffmann Chairman rayhoffmann@iowagop.org
Leon Mosley Co Chairman lmosley7@mchsi.com
Phyllis Kelly National Committeewoman phyllisk@fiai.net
Steve Roberts National Committeeman steveroberts@lawiowa.com

02-27-2008, 03:53 PM
(E-mail received 2/27/08 via meetup)

February 27, 2008

Dear Friends:

It has now been almost a month since the majority of Maine municipal Republican caucuses were held. As you probably know Ron Paul did very well. He came in third in the presidential preference poll, edged out by John McCain by a very slim margin. The winner of the preference poll, Mitt Romney has ended his candidacy and thrown his support to John McCain. Ron Paul has conceded that there is now little chance of a brokered convention, but has pledged to continue his campaign to bring his message of peace, freedom and prosperity to the Republican convention. The prize now is to have a significant influence in the future direction of the Republican party.

All of you who were part of our effort in Maine should be very proud of what you achieved. However our work is not yet over. The presidential preference polls at the Maine Republican Caucuses on Feb 1st, 2nd and 3rd were an indicator of grass roots support, but have no impact on the selection of delegates to the State GOP convention. Our campaign actually did better than McCain in electing delegates. Those delegates will elect delegates to the Republican National Convention at the state convention on May 2nd and 3rd. Our task now is to spread Ron Paul's message by electing national convention delegates. We now have two months to organize our effort to accomplish this task. Here are some details of what we are doing:

State Convention Delegates
Stavros Mendros has remained on staff to assist with organizing our delegates. If you are a precinct leader and have a list of Paul delegates selected at your municipal caucus (even if it is just you) please e-mail their names and town to stavros@ronpaul2008.com . If you are a delegate, but don't have a Ron Paul precinct leader in your town, please do the same.
Delegate fees are due to the Maine Republican Party no later than March 27th. The fee is $25 and pays for the cost of attending the convention, both delegates and alternates must pay the fee to attend the convention. Some GOP town and city committees are asking for checks from individuals sooner. Please cooperate if you can. If you cannot pay the fee, please email ME@RonPaul2008.com with your name and town. We have already paid the Maine GOP for delegate fees from the campaign, but there is still some unallocated money available.
Stay in touch with your local meetup groups. These groups are now for delegate organization and should be limited to volunteers and delegates.
If you are not a delegate, but would like to be one, please e-mail stavros@ronpaul2008.com . There is still an opportunity to fill some delegate slots by March 20th.
State Convention preparation
The Ron Paul campaign will have a booth at the State Convention. The Kennebec County group will be in charge of designing, setting up and staffing the booth. Peter and Bonnie Tucker have agreed to organize this effort. If you want to help out please e-mail them at bjpktucker@yahoo.com .
We will also be hosting a hospitality suite at the state convention. If you would like to help with the hospitality suite please contact me at ken@ronpaul2008.com
If you are a delegate please plan to attend the convention for both days. If you absolutely cannot attend for two days, May 2nd is the most important of the two days.

Other matters
Some Ron Paul activists are now running for state office. This is a great way to continue to spread the message of freedom. Wayne Leach from Winslow is running for State Senate, and so is Tom Golebiewski from Raymond. If you are interested in running for office check out this link: http://mainegov-images.informe.org/ethics/pdf/2008_candidate_guide.pdf .
Please remove Ron Paul signs from any public property and roadways. State law requires that we take down these signs. Feel free to proudly display your signs on private property
Please stay in touch. If you have questions or concerns email me ken@ronpaul2008.com . Meanwhile I will send out another update in a few weeks.

Yours Truly,

Ken Lindell
Maine Coordinator
Ron Paul 2008 PCC

03-03-2008, 08:18 PM
In Florida this is the last week to register to be a Delegate at the RNC.

Becoming a delegate in Florida is a 2 step process. Very simple!!

STEP 1 -- Delegate loyalty oaths and applications have to be received by the Republican Party of Florida no earlier than noon on March 3rd and no later than noon on March 7th-- REGISTER YOUR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE:
Submit your National Convention delegate application form to the Republican Party of Florida. Be certain to check the box that says "Congressional District Delegate" :


Also you need to include the Party loyalty oath which MUST BE NOTARIZED:


STEP 2 -- Attend the delegate selection event in your congressional district:


This is mandatory. This is where registered district participants in your district will vote to select 3 delegates and 3 alternates from those who checked the "Congressional District Delegate" box in the application form. (Those who checked the "Delegate-at-large" box will be selected by the Republican Party of Florida itself at their quarterly meeting. They have to fill 34 slots.)

Good luck

[From Daily Paul, posted 3/2/08:http://www.dailypaul.com/node/40750]

03-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Please spread the word. We need as many Ron Paul supporters as possible to go to each of the local County Caucuses as possible or Dr Paul runs the risk of not having a full slate of Delegates coming out of the State Caucus!

If you know ANYBODY in South Dakota that supports Ron Paul, please pass this along.

Each county Republican Party in South Dakota holds a caucus in its county seat on March 6th. Each county sends a slate of delegates and alternates for each candidate to Regional Caucuses which are at the Kings Inn in Pierre, SD at 10am on the 15th .

Then each Region sends a slate of delegates to the State Caucus which is also in Pierre in the same building the same day the 15th at 1pm.

More information about this process can be found here.

It's VERY EASY to become a Ron Paul Delegate.

1: Make sure you're Registered Republican. If you haven't done this go to your local county court house and do this immediately.

2: Show up at your local County Caucus at 8pm. If you're having trouble
finding the location, call your local paper, or the local county Republican Party which you should be able to find in the phone book. Most local counties aren't going to have a full slate so it should be easy to be
nominated as a Ron Paul Delegate to the Regional Convention.

3: Make arrangements now to be in Pierre at the Kings Inn by 10am for the Regional Caucus Saterday, March 15th. Many will be carpooling up there.

4: Then stay in Pierre for the State Caucus at 1pm that same day.

That's it. Paul needs a full slate of Delegates AND a full slate of Alternates in order to be on the Ballot, so it's imperative that we get people to the county conventions that are able and willing to go to Pierre. Please spread the word to friends and family in other counties who are Ron Paul supporters as well.

If we don't have enough people turning out for the county caucuses willing to go to Pierre, we run the risk of not having a full slate of delegates and Alternates coming out of each Regional Caucus. And we
need a full slate coming out of each region to insure that Paul has a full slate of Delegates and Alternates coming out of the State Caucus.

Tracy Saboe

PS More information about the Delegate Process can be
found here. http://www.southdakotagop...

[From Daily Paul; 3/4/08: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/40979]

03-04-2008, 10:25 AM
Oregon Republican Party Congressional District Convention Rules 2008


1.1. The only business of the Conventions shall be the selection/election of Oregon delegates
to the Republican National Convention and the election of officers of the Congressional
Districts. No issues or other matters shall be formally considered.
1.2. The District Chair may, as the agenda allows, utilize the vote tally time in such manner as
he/she may deem to be productive and in the interest of the Republican Party.

2. NOTIFICATION - It shall be the responsibility of the respective District Chair as coordinated
through the Oregon Republican Party (ORP) office to notify all eligible duly elected Precinct
Committeepersons at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the Congressional District Convention.

3. DELEGATES - The duly certified Precinct Committeepersons of every county or portions thereof,
within each Congressional District shall convene at a time and place designated by the ORP
Chairman with input from the respective District Chairs.
3.1. Only delegates duly credentialed shall be seated within the section of the floor provided
for voting delegates.
3.2. All Precinct Committeepersons elected in the May 2008 primary and certified by the
respective County Clerk, and personally present at the time of voting, shall be entitled to vote
on any and all matters before the convention.
3.3. In the event that there may be a question as to the validity of a prospective delegate's
certification, the matter shall rest with the District Convention Credentials Chairman subject to
appeal to the District Chair and/or Convention participants.
3.4. Only delegates who have paid the registration fee may be seated.

4. PROXY VOTES - No proxy votes shall be allowed on any matter pending before the convention.

5.1. Any Republican registered in the Party 180 days or more before the Presidential
Preference Primary is qualified to be a Delegate or an Alternate Delegate to the Republican
National Convention. Any candidate for the position of Congressional District Delegate or
Alternate Delegate must reside within the Congressional District from which the candidate
proposes to be elected.
5.2. Candidates for Congressional District Delegates, At Large Delegates and all Alternates
shall file a notification of candidacy at the ORP office not later than 5PM Friday, May 31, 2008.
5.2.1. A properly executed form for candidacy can be communicated to ORP office in
person, by postal service, online or by facsimile.
5.2.2. No nominations will be allowed from the floor.
5.2.3. If not enough candidates file for any position, these vacant candidacies may be
filled by the Oregon Republican Party (ORP) Executive Committee prior to the District
5.3. Filing notice shall include the following:
5.3.1. Name
5.3.2. Address
5.3.3. Telephone number(s)
5.3.4. Email address, if the person has one
5.3.5. Precinct number
5.3.6. Congressional District number
5.3.7. Pledge to support the Presidential candidate favored in accordance with ORP Bylaws Article XVII Section B
5.3.8. Other pertinent information deemed necessary by the ORP Chair and District
5.4. A non-refundable filing fee of $50.00 will be assessed from each candidate at the time of
their filing.
5.4.1. This fee covers any and all positions for which the candidate files; only one fee is
required from each candidate.
5.4.2. This fee qualifies to be used as the candidate’s Oregon Political Tax Credit for the

6.1. The Oregon Republican Party has been allocated 29 Delegates and 26 Alternates to the
National Convention to vote for nominees for President of the United States. The National
Committeeman, the National Committeewoman and the ORP Chair are automatic delegates
by virtue of the office they hold, without Alternates. All other Delegates and Alternates to be
elected in the following manner:
6.1.1. The Congressional Districts will elect 10 regular and 1 bonus Delegates At Large
6.1.2. Each Congressional District will elect 3 District Delegates;
6.1.3. The Congressional Districts will elect 10 regular and 1 bonus Alternate Delegates
At Large state-wide
6.1.4. Each Congressional District will elect 3 Alternate Delegates
6.2. In the event that two or more people tie for the last position in a category, that position
shall be decided by written ballot before proceeding to the next category.

7. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BALLOTING - There will be four ballots (or more, in the event of a
tie as per 6.2) for Delegates and Alternate Delegates in each Congressional District.
7.1. The selection of Delegates, Delegates at Large and their Alternates shall be by written
ballot(s) which will be prepared by the Oregon Republican Party office after the close of filing
as per 5.2 above.
7.1.1. First Ballot: Vote for up to 11 candidates for At-Large Delegates. Those elected
shall have their names removed from further balloting.
7.1.2. Second Ballot: Within each Congressional District, vote for up to 3 candidates for
Congressional District Delegate. Those elected will have their names removed from
further balloting
7.1.3. Third Ballot: Vote for up to 11 candidates for At-Large Alternate Delegate. Those
elected will have their name removed from future balloting.
7.1.4. Fourth Ballot: Within each Congressional District, vote for up to 3 candidates for
Congressional District Alternate Delegate.
7.2. At the close of each ballot, all unused ballots for that election shall be destroyed. The
ballots and tally sheets used in the election shall be sealed in an envelope and signed by the
Chairman of the Tellers committee.
7.3. At the time of adjournment, all ballot envelopes shall be placed in a box provided by the
Oregon Republican Party, sealed and signed by both the outgoing and newly elected district
chairman and delivered by the newly elected chairman to the Oregon Republican Party
Chairman within seven (7) days.
7.4. If an insufficient number of candidates file for the available positions, the Executive
Committee of the Oregon Republican State Central Committee will fill the remaining positions
after the election(s).
7.5. Each candidate or representative thereof will be allowed a total of two minutes to present
his/her qualifications.
7.5.1. Candidates may have others speak on their behalf, but all speeches for a single
candidate must take place within the same two-minute time limit.
7.5.2. All candidates for Delegate and Alternate will speak during the same time period.
7.5.3. Candidates will speak only once, regardless of the number of Delegate or
Alternate positions for which they are filed. This limitation does not apply to time allotted
for a person also running for Congressional District officers as per Section 9.2.
7.5.4. Candidates may be identified by name immediately prior to balloting
7.6. All candidates will be chosen in descending order of the votes they receive, depending
upon their choice of Presidential Candidate and the ratio of votes each presidential candidate

8. GENERAL - The order of business in the Convention shall be in accordance with the rules. The
agenda shall be submitted to the office of the Oregon Republican Party.
8.1. There shall be the following committees to facilitate the conduct of the Convention.
Credentials, Arrangements, Tellers, Timekeepers, Sergeant-at Arms and any other committee
deemed necessary by the Congressional District officers. Specifics of the duties of these
committees shall be at the discretion of the District Chairman but, in general terms, the
following should be used as a guideline:
8.1.1. Credentials – ensure proper determination of those in attendance, and their
eligibility to participate in the Convention.
8.1.2. Arrangements – to coordinate location, food, facilities and decorations.
8.1.3. Tellers – control of the ballots, counting coordination of communication with the
other districts and/or ORP office
8.1.4. Timekeepers – control length of time for speeches
8.1.5. Sergeant-At-Arms – security and order of the meeting
8.2. The ORP office shall receive the names of all committee chairmen for the Congressional
District Committee, a minimum of one week prior to the Convention.
8.2.1. The Parliamentarian shall be a person of the District Chairman's choice. The
Parliamentarian is an advisor to the chair, for the purpose of advising in matters of
parliamentary procedure. He/she shall make no ruling, for or to the body but may
answer questions of parliamentary inquiry from the floor.
8.3. The District Chair, Vice Chair or their designee, shall preside at all times during the

9. OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES - Officers of the Congressional District shall be a Chairman, a
Vice Chairman, and Alternate Chairman, an Alternate Vice Chairman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer to
be elected during the Convention.
9.1. No one may be nominated who has not consented to serve. To be nominated for an office,
the candidate must be present or have filed with the Chairman, in writing, his/her consent to be
nominated. Nominations shall be allowed from the floor.
9.2. Each Candidate shall have up to four (4) minutes to speak on his/her own behalf, including
time to have others speak on their behalf. The four (4) minutes shall be concurrent with no
interruptions or delays allowed.
9.3. The officers shall serve as the District Congressional Committee and shall have all such
powers and duties as are customarily prescribed for such committees.
9.4. The newly elected officers of the committee shall assume office on adjournment of the
District Convention.
9.5. Duties of the Officers are as described by the Oregon Republican Party Bylaws.

10. PARLIMENTARY AUTHORITY - Roberts Rules of Order, latest revised edition shall be the rules
of this Convention so far as they are applicable and not in conflict with the Rules set forth herein, or
the Bylaws of the Oregon Republican Party. The Bylaws and Rules of the Oregon Republican party
otherwise take precedence.

03-04-2008, 08:16 PM
From Daily Paul:http://www.dailypaul.com/node/40830

Posted March 3rd, 2008 by clint4liberty

My fellow Ron Paul supporters & Delegates,

We have won the day in the largest and most liberal city in the state of Kentucky. We won 12 out 18 legislative districts and have at least 40% in the rest. We are on all five standing committees. The rest of Kentucky's precinct and legislative district cauces are this Saturday, March 8th 2008. When you are finished in OH, Ri, VT and TX please help us by contacting people in our state to get them out to vote. I also encourage you to contact State Chairman John Riley and ask him to contact precinct leaders and help them cover more area between now and this saturday. If you would like to sign up please contact us: http://www.ronpaulky.org/

Please say that you want to contact Republican registered voters to go to their caucus, but first carefully find out if they are Ron Paul supporters. We are interested in sending e-mail and phone call databank responses at this time.

If you are interested in Kentucky total delegate count for the Republican national convention in St. Paul go to http://www.ronpaul2008.com/states/ .

03-07-2008, 03:30 PM
Delegate Rule Book


03-19-2008, 07:40 PM

Posted March 19th, 2008 by SGP
[from DailyPaul]

I am going to put out some things on what you should be perpared for as far as tricks they will try to keep your voices silent.

If you want me to address your meetup and discuss some issues email me at newspaper4paul@hotmail.com and i will try to address your group via telephone.


Make sure you are recognized by the chair before bringing up anything!

Keep in mind the same things they may try to use against you could be used against them by you so look at these things both ways please.

1: Obtain a copy of your county and state bylaws and learn them but make sure there are no clauses for a paroxy vote in them and if there is make a motion to change the bylaws to not allow a proxy vote.

2: Watch out they do not try a PROXY VOTE clause : A vote by someone that is not at your convention in person that has given authroity to another person to cast thier vote. I have never seen this happen at any convention but just be ready and make sure it isn't in the bylaws that it is allowed.

3: When a vote is on the floor when you vote speak loudly as to show more numbers however they may try this same thing against you so what you must do if you believe that it is too close to call you need to CALL FOR DIVISION to force a hand count of the vote and when you vote on it be loud and vocal,

4: When in a debate on a motion that someone does not try to FORCE A CALL TO THE QUESTION for this is out of order the must first be addressed by the chair and then 2nd by someone then it must be voted on and they must have 2/3 majority to get the call to the question passed.

5: Do not let them try to table a motion on you : Table a motion is when they move to have the motion posponed to a later date as to wait for them to have the majority to get the motion passed.

6: If you have 2/3 majority at the convention you can defeat any motion before it even comes to a vote and this is called : Objection to consideration of the question and may not be debated in any way and if 2/3 vote aye you can kill the motion before it even hits the floor for a vote.

I will try and post more of these when i get time ok?

Dr. Steve Parent


04-14-2008, 12:41 PM
I have put a list of Republican Party State By-Laws together here (http://www.presidentronpaul.741.com/statebylaws.html#statebylaws).

So far, I have 20 state by-laws linked.

04-28-2008, 03:22 PM
You must contact your county chairperson before May 5th in order to be seated at convention. Many spots are still open - Hurry!

Please see this thread for more information.


Please forward to all SD meetups/patriot lists.

05-13-2008, 10:53 PM
We are now finally Voting in Oregon. All mail in ballot. It is so exciting to finally Pick Dr. Paul's Name! The thing I cannot understand is why is he not in the ballot description Booklet that came before the ballot? For Election of President, both Hilary and Oboma are with pictures. No republicans listed for President, but they are for all other offices.