Why, the federal government, of course! Supporters of Ron Paul are upset that their candidate did not win. Instead of just learning what they can from the campaign and applying it to other candidates, they are filing a lawsuit asking the federal government to intervene in the nominating process of a political party.
The legal filing, which names Priebus and GOP chairmen in every state as defendants, “seeks the guidance of the court” on whether the plaintiffs are free to break with certain state party rules and vote for the candidate of their choice at the August convention.
The plaintiffs claim that so-called “binding” delegate rules â€“ in which delegates are required to vote for the winner of their state’s primary or caucus at the convention â€“ violate federal law and prevent delegates from exercising their “Constitutional right to vote their conscience” in Tampa.
I must have missed that part of the Constitution that specifies one’s right to vote at any private gathering. It’s worth adding that Ron Paul’s spokesperson says that they have nothing to do with this lawsuit and they do not support it at all.
This appears to be a case of folks who are all for small government until they decide they want to make government work for them to get what they want.