Hasty approval of GOP convention rules amid outcry

2016-07-18 22:42
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event in Manchester. (Robert F Bukaty, AP File)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event in Manchester. (Robert F Bukaty, AP File)

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Cleveland - Republican leaders have hastily approved rules that will govern the Republican National Convention - but approval came over the loud objections from anti-Donald Trump delegates.

The dissident delegates were pressing to hold a state-by-state roll call vote on the rules.

Instead, Steve Womack, who was chairing the proceedings, called a quick voice vote.

A Republican Party official said nine states had submitted petitions to force a full state-by-state roll call vote on the rules of the convention. That's two more states than necessary.

The official added that the party had verified that the petitions and signatures were legitimate.

Anti-Donald Trump delegates had wanted to be able to vote for someone other than Trump.


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