I didn't see one posted yet so I figured I would.
Yesterday we swept the 46th Legislative District in North Seattle. We took all 20 delegates. Here's how it went.
The convention started and we nominated our own chair. The vote passed 110-101. A lot of commotion broke out because she didn't live in our district, and someone discovered that she was a Ron Paul supporter and yelled that out. On top of that, a lot of people didn't vote at all. Someone moved for a revote. The motion passed and she lost the revote. However, this gave us an indication of our strength in the room.
There were over 80 names on the list of candidates so the chair said there would be no speeches. Each candidate was only be allowed to say their name, their number, and who they supported. We moved for 30 second speeches but we were defeated.
There were 2 printed slates put on every chair: 1 slate was a slate of who the establishment recommended for delegates and alternates, and the other was a list of 10 names that were pro-life people. Most of the pro-life slate was Ron Paul supporters. The establishment slate was supposed to be a "unity" slate of representation reflecting the straw poll. Ron Paul won the straw poll here, and we only had 1 supporter on the list of 20.
It took 4 ballots to elect all of our delegates. On the first ballot we got 2 people, both of whom were on the pro-life slate, and the one from the "unity" slate. On the second ballot we got 12 more people. We got 4 more on the third, and the last 2 on the fourth. After the 4th ballot, we had been there for well over 6 hours.
We then moved on to alternates. We made a motion to nominate a new list of alternates, and it passed because we had the majority in the room. Our leader went up and was nominating our 20 people. The mainstream republicans were upset that we "hi-jacked" their convention, so they walked out to deny us a Quorum. We did a head count and we were 3 people shy of a Quorum, so we were unable to elect any alternate delegates.
So we swept the delegates, but there will be no alternates from our district. I was one of the 20 elected to go to the state convention. It was a great time. One lady who was a Romney supporter told me she was very impressed by our organization. She said the Romney supporters didn't organize at all before the convention. She said they didn't even have a slate of people to vote for. Most of the other people were bitter. I heard one guy say "A bunch of democrats hi-jacked our convention." If anyone wants some tips, contact me via PM.