RNC Rule Change Causes Uproar With Ron Paul Supporters

MRCTVone | August 30, 2012
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A vote on a rule change at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, FL led to anger from Ron Paul supporters.

According to Business Insider: "In the months leading up to the convention the Texan congressman's defeated presidential campaign ran a "delegate strategy" to exploit arcane party rules and bring as many supporters to Tampa as possible. However, the attempt was largely stymied by party officials and Romney-backed lawyers, leaving many Paul supporters angry.

Rule changes pushed through for the 2016 nomination process – and aimed at preventing a repeat of the Paul delegate strategy – have also left many Paul backers and other conservative activists embittered.

As the convention prepared to listen to Romney's running mate Paul Ryan speak, a group of Maine delegates walked out of the convention hall in protest at their treatment. Shouting "Ron Paul! Ron Paul!" they marched through the convention hall, engaging in fierce arguments with Romney supporters."

MRCTV caught video of the scene.

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