August 17, 2012

Maine's Ron Paul delegates seek injunction against RNC

The Associated Press

BELFAST — Ron Paul supporters from Maine are asking the courts to make sure they'll be seated as delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month.

Delegates Stavros Mendros, Brent Tweed and Matthew Mcdonald filed a request for an injunction Friday in Waldo County Superior Court. It asks the court to stop the Republican National Committee's process of investigating whether 21 Paul delegates from Maine were elected legally during the party's state convention in Maine.

Mendros tells the Sun Journal of Lewiston that an RNC committee was supposed to rule on the issue last Friday but instead asked for more evidence against the Paul delegates. Mendros says the Committee on Contests has no authority to do that.

Leading Maine Republicans want to disqualify the Ron Paul delegates.


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