At today’s Rules committee meeting, prior to the opening of convention on Monday, ALL of Ken Cuccinelli’s proposals to restructure the party failed. Morton Blackwell’s proposals also failed. Trump’s supporters partnered with the establishment to shoot down all of the proposals that would have given more power to the grassroots and less power the leaders of the RNC. Trump is definitely not on the side of the grassroots. Doesn’t this always happen with our nominees? They stick us with rules that benefit themselves and the establishment for the next 4 years. Trump is no different. Same ol’, Same ol’.
Kendal Unruh’s proposed rule change to free the delegates to vote their conscience failed to make it out of the committee and will not be reported to the convention as a whole. This was the proposal that lost, and lost big:
The failure of this to pass means all delegates will be bound by their state’s primary. Should a delegate decide to not do that, and vote their conscience, they will be deemed to have resigned as a delegate. They will be replaced by an alternate delegate.
There is a slim chance this could change on Monday if they can get the requisite number of votes to present a minority report to unbind the delegates.
Good feed of Rules Committee happenings here.