On July 11, 2012 Ben Swann of Cinncinati’s employee-owned TV channel Fox 19, did this “Reality Check” on Romney’s poll numbers in 12 swing states.
Last Monday, July 16th, 2012, Ben posted this on the Reality Check Facebook page:
3 FACTS ABOUT A CANDIDATES NAME BEING PLACED INTO NOMINATION AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION!
I have been in touch with a member of the RNC Rules committee over the past 4 days and have been able to confirm a few FACTS about the nomination process.
1. For a candidate’s name to be placed into nomination at the RNC you DO need a plurality of delegates from 5 states.
2. Binding and Non-binding distinctions DO NOT have an affect on nominating a candidates name. If “binding” is allowable by rule, (it is not) it would only pertain to a vote taken on the nomination, not the process of placing a name in nomination.
3. The Ron Paul campaign HAS the majority of delegates in the following 5 states: Nevada, Maine, Minnesota, Louisana, Iowa. He MAY have the majority in Massachusetts and Colorado
Congressman Ron Paul is having a BIG rally 12:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, August 26 at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome the day before the GOP convention. And his supporters that include republicans, democrats and independents fervently DO LOVE him.
To date, it looks like the Romney campaign will not allow him to speak at “their convention.” People spending time at Ron Paul’s rally may not be amenable to the careful choreography of the Republican elites’ August 27-30 GOP Convention .