Thursday, August 28, 2008

RNC Calls Nevada GOP "Inept"

The Nevada GOP shut down their state convention when it became clear that Ron Paul delegates would dominate the convention. The Nevada GOP then hand-picked delegates who support the 3rd-place MCcain, while other delegates continued the convention and picked a slate that included many Ron Paul supporters.

Both slates were presented to the RNC, and the RNC has determined the Nevada GOP was "inept".

RNC panel calls Nevada GOP 'inept'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key Republican committee says it is troubled by the "ineptness" of the Nevada GOP and called the state party's attempt to choose delegates for next week's national convention "flawed, inadequate and unacceptable."

A ruling from the Republican National Committee panel said the state party violated rules when it appointed, rather than elected, its group of 34 delegates and 31 alternates, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

The RNC Committee on Contests was asked to review the delegates by a group of supporters of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who argued they were shut out of the delegate selection process. The Paul backers elected a separate delegation to the convention in St. Paul, Minn., which also was rejected by the RNC panel.