Paul backers vow trouble over Oklahoma delegates

Threaten to withhold votes in seating flap

Ralph Z. Hallow
The Washington Times

The attorney for Rep. Ron Paul’s Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention on Monday threatened the withholding of votes for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Oklahoma’s GOP chairman says.

The Paul attorney told the RNC’s Committee on Contests that unless it seated the Paul delegates instead of those elected by the Oklahoma GOP, Paul supporters across the country would withhold their votes from Mr. Romney.

“That this lawyer turned a rules challenge into political blackmail was thuggish and certainly not the way to restore the first principles of this republic, which is the professed aim of the Ron Paul revolution,” Republican National Convention Vice Chairman Solomon Yue told The Washington Times.

Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell revealed the threat during a live webcast by The Times that featured RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Mr. Pinnell as guests…

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