Lots of information about the Oklahoma state convention controversy. You may be familiar with the “Parking Lot Patriots” of the 2012 Oklahoma GOP State Convention. This report is from a part of that group, and they are pressing their complaint based on violations of various rules and laws. Relevant links, including the actual complaint are here: http://www.okliberty.com/documents
Originally posted on Liberty Live Blog Team:
Oklahoma delegates filed a challenge to the RNC Committee on Contests over the election of at-large delegates and at-large alternates at the State Convention. It was put forward by 13 people who were credentialed delegates to the Oklahoma State Convention. Some of these had already been elected National Delegates and Alternates at Congressional District Conventions.
The notice of grounds for the challenge was filed on July 26th, 2012. The Statement of Position from the contestants was filed on August 1st, 2012. We received the State of Position from the Respondent’s on August 6th, 2012. We have a preliminary decision from the Committee on Contests upholding the State GOP. We are appealing.
We are challenging over the lack of a secret ballot vote (also known as roll call vote) on the election of at-large delegates & at-large alternates, which is required by Oklahoma Republican State Party Rules 18(d).