39th Republican National Convention
Monday 1 September through Thursday 4 September 2008
Official Convention website
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
On 8 November 2007 the Republican National Committee voted 121 to 9 to sanction 5 states for beginning their Presidential Nominating Process prior to 5 February 2008 in violation of Party Rule 16. Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wyoming will each lose half of their delegates to the National Convention.
TheGreenPapers.com will be tracking delegate counts as both "Soft" (here assuming that relevant delegations will remain sanctioned into the National Convention [that is: with half the originally allocated delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention]) and as "Alternative" (here assuming that the full delegation of an affected jurisdiction- as originally allocated before being sanctioned- is eventually to be seated [that is, at some point before the Convention, sanctions will be lifted]) from now until the Party's National Convention convenes or until no delegation is any longer sanctioned, if this should occur prior to the Convention.
Republican Vice Presidential Commentary:
HOW THE WEST
MAY YET BE WON
John McCain rolls
his own "dice"
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Friday 29 August 2008
Republican Convention Preview Commentary:
WELL... WHAT WILL JOHN
McCAIN NOW HAVE TO DO?
Whatever he might do, it
has to get underway at
the Republican Convention
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Sunday 31 August 2008
Commentary - Republican Convention Day 1:
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
The GOP's own "political tightrope"
as a result of Hurricane 'Gustav'
mirrors John McCain's own
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Tuesday September 2, 2008
Commentary - Republican Convention Day 2:
WE NOW RESUME
ALREADY IN PROGRESS
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Wednesday September 3, 2008
Commentary - Republican Convention Day 3:
PALIN, BY COMPARISON
The vice-presidential nominee
is "talked up" by her Party while
John McCain is formally nominated
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Thursday 4 September 2008
Roll Call Vote - 3 September 2008
|District of Columbia||19||19||�||�||�|
|After all the States in the Roll have been called, the States which have passed now get to vote.|
|Arizona puts John McCain over the top [1,191 needed] with 1,223 votes.|
|Totals|| 2,380|| 2,343|| 15|| 2|| 20|
1 . The 5 Paul votes from Alaska were not announced aloud by the Chair.
2. After the Chair announced 12 votes for New Hampshire, the delegation announced that they cast 24 votes for McCain. At this point, the Chair announced 12 votes for McCain.
3. After the Chair announced 30 votes for Oregon, the delegation announced that they cast 26 votes for McCain and 4 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 26 votes for McCain. The 4 Paul votes were not announced aloud by the Chair.
4. After the Chair announced 74 votes for Pennsylvania, the delegation announced that they cast 73 votes for McCain. At this point, the Chair announced 74 votes for McCain.
5. The livestock auctioneer from Tennessee said "George S. McCain".
6. The Utah chairman originally called Mitt Romney "George Romney" then quickly corrected himself. The 2 Romney votes from Utah were announced aloud by the Chair.
7. After the Chair announced 40 votes for Washington, the delegation announced that they cast 36 votes for McCain and 4 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 36 votes for McCain. The Chair sounded like she was going to repeat the Paul vote but was cut off by Secretary Inman who immediately called for West Virginia.
8. After the Chair announced 30 votes for West Virginia, the delegation announced that they cast 28 votes for McCain and 2 votes for Paul. At this point, the Chair announced 30 votes for McCain. The repeating Secretary almost said "Ron McCain".
9. 21 September 2008 Update: During the roll call vote, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe's microphone was turned off before he could announce Oklahoma's vote: Senator John McCain- 39, Congressman Ron Paul- 2. No votes were actually cast by Senator Inhofe and the convention staff assumed that all of the state's votes were being cast for McCain. Attempts to get the attention of the Chair were unsuccessful. On 19 September, the RNC informed the Oklahoma Republican Party that the Official Proceedings of the 2008 Convention, "The Green Book" would indicate McCain: 39, Paul: 2.
10. 7 January 2010 Update. The 6 Minnesota delegates tallied as "not voting" apparently voted for Ron Paul. Governor Tim Pawlenty was cut off after he reported the 35 votes for John McCain so the 6 votes for Ron Paul were not heard. Here is the 15 May 2009 letter from Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Ron Carey to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele requesting a correction to the official record.
We get a total of 2,343 for McCain, 15 for Paul, and 2 for Romney as announced from the floor. If the 30 votes from West Virginia and the 74 votes from Pennsylvania are all counted for McCain: the total is 2,346 for McCain, 13 for Paul, and 2 for Romney.
The 5 Paul votes from Alaska, 4 from Oregon, 4 from Washington, and 2 from West Virginia were not at all announced aloud by the Chair, but the 2 for Romney from Utah were. Indeed, none of the votes for Paul were announced from the Chair and Paul lost 2 votes between the floor and the Chair (re: West Virginia).
The 6 Paul votes from Minnesota were neither heard from the floor nor announced from the chair.
The final tally as announced from the Chair was: McCain 2,372, Romney 2, and Paul 5. This totals to 2,379.
Commentary - Republican Convention Day 4:
THE FIGHT IS ON!
John McCain claims his
Prize and begins his final,
maverick push for the Presidency
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Friday 5 September 2008
Commentary - Republican Convention wrap-up:
BUT... DID JOHN McCAIN DO
WHAT HE HAD TO DO?
What the Republican
Convention did, and
did not, accomplish
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff, Saturday 6 September 2008
Reference: CALL FOR THE 2008 REPUBLICAN
NATIONAL CONVENTION - November 9, 2007