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What Are The Rules If The GOP Contest Goes To Convention?

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Noted for future reference. As a self-described political junkie, I’d be very much amused by a brokered convention.

It’s the scenario every political reporter, and every West Wing fan, wants to see for real: a brokered convention. And after a week in which the GOP’s presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney sucked up three defeats, two CPAC polling wins, and a muddy apparent victory in Maine, people are talking about the prospect once again.

Take Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). “It could very well go to the convention,” he told CNN at CPAC Thursday.

Two questions arise: could the delegate-allocating process really not be resolved by the time the party meets for its convention in Tampa? And what are the rules for how things play out if it does?

 

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Written by Seth Anderson

February 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am

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