If you have been following my posts about the feud within the Nevada Republican party you know that two different groups selected delegate to the Republican National convention. It was left up to the national party credentials committee to decide which delegates to seat.
One group of delegates was selected by the party insiders. After the insiders lost control of the state convention they ended the convention and later had the central committee name the delegates privately.
The other group of delegates was elected at a second convention that was primarily made up of Ron Paul supporters. When the insiders blocked their efforts to elect Ron Paul delegates at the original state convention they held their own convention and elected their own set of delegates.
So the decision of which delegates to seat was left to be decided by the credentials committee which met in private last Saturday.
According to the Reno Gazette Journal:
"Ultimately, a national contest committee rejected both delegations and
named a compromise slate that included four Paul supporters and 27
delegates originally appointed by the party.
In its report, the
contest committee slammed the state party’s “ineptness” in mishandling
the delegate election that left out the “grass-roots”.
“The committee finds the state party’s delegate selection process flawed, inadequate and unacceptable,” the report said."
"Nevada Chairwoman Sue Lowden defended the state party…………
But she challenged the idea that "nine people on a committee" had the standing to judge the party "inept."
"It's unfortunate they would use that particular word, and I've been assured they will make it up to us," she said."
It will be interesting how this soap opera impacts the way Nevada Republicans vote in November. I used to think it would make them stay home but I have come to the conclusion that it will be old news by then and they will come out and vote for the McCain- Palin ticket.
In any case it has been entertaining to watch. I certainly have found my first introduction to party politics educational.