Ron Paul 2012 Real Change for Americans Any Delegate Can Vote for Ron Paul on the First Ballot! Voting Rights Law and the Republican Party rules allow a Delegate to vote for whoever they choose on the first ballot. Please read the Law on Delegates which trumps any rules on Delegates:
42 USC § 1971 – Voting rights
Some of what the law says: b) Intimidation, threats, or coercion No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, or Member of the House of Representatives, Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories or possessions, at any general, special, or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any such candidate. (c) Preventive relief; injunction; rebuttable literacy presumption; liability of United States for costs; State as party defendant Whenever any person has engaged or there are reasonable grounds to believe that any person is about to engage in any act or practice which would deprive any other person of any right or privilege secured by subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the Attorney General may institute for the United States, or in the name of the United States, a civil action or other proper proceeding for preventive relief, including an application for a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or other order.
The Repuplican Party’s rules also prohibit binding delegates to vote according to how a majority of delegates from their state vote.
REPUBLICAN PARTY RULE 38 – Delegates are not Bound
There is nothing to stop a Delegate from voting for Ron Paul! NO PERSON HAS EVER BEEN DISQUALIFIED FOR NOT VOTING with the “UNIT” EVER!