Susan M. Cover
Portland Press Herald
May 6, 2012
Ron Paul supporters narrowly won the chairmanship of the convention today.
Brent Tweed edged Charles Cragin 1,118 to 1,114 in a very close vote.
The vote came after Ron Paul supporters elected Ron Morrell secretary.
Morrell got 1,119 votes out of 2,204 to be elected convention secretary. Ron Paul supporters are here in large numbers, with more than 500 having attended an organizational meeting last night and even more here today, said Matthew McDonald, a Waldo delegate and Paul supporter.
Those who support Paul are hoping to get 13 delegates, which would be a majority of those chosen for the national convention. The convention is already more than two hours behind schedule, having started late due to the large number of attendees.
The chairman controls the meeting, including who can speak and what happens to procedural motions that are made. The chairman can have a huge impact on the outcome of the convetion.
This article was posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 6:21 am