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Will Texas Republicans be Forced to Change the Way We Elect Delegates and Alternates to National Conventions?
Texas Delegate and member on the National Rules Committee, Butch Davis, says there will be a MINORITY REPORT signed by both Texas members on the Rules Committee concerning the selection of delegates and alternates to national conventions.
Currently, Texas delegates to state conventions elect three delegates and three alternates from each Congressional District to serve at Republican National Conventions. They also elect a Nominating Committee to choose At-Large Delegates and Alternates.
The proposed change would allow the presidential candidate to disavow any delegates and alternates chosen at state conventions. And the states would be forced to replace them.
Since Butch Davis told the committee that this was a rule important enough to be a "hill worth dying on," I am looking to Butch to lead delegates in an appropriate response.
Our hope is to leave Texas' current delegate selection process alone. As a former Republican presidential candidate said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
We will see whether this triggers a floor discussion during the convention on Monday--or not.