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    Republican Party’s Justice Resolution Rescinded in 1980 so Convention Delegates Not Bound First Ballot

    The delegates at this summer’s Republican national convention are actually free to vote their conscience on the first ballot because the “Justice Resolution” was rescinded in 1980, having been operative only for the 1976 convention when Gerald Ford’s committeemen won a vote to force the states’ delegates to cast their ballots according to the primary voting results in their respective districts, so if this fact is invoked by Republicans at the convention, Trump perhaps wouldn’t receive half the votes on the first ballot, then the selection process could become a real donnybrook of wrangling through many rounds of contentious balloting, and imagine the speech making!

     

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