Last night at the RNC as Rick Santorum talked all about his hands and Ann Romney attempted to move the conservative conversation away from the constant rape talk by declaring “I love you women!,” Ron Paul delegates staged a very loud, very visible revolt on the Convention floor.
Even though Paul had won enough delegates to have his name called in the nomination roll call the Committee authorities refused to acknowledge him, and new rules adopted this year against many members’ wishes meant that entire groups of delegates were barred from participating altogether, to keep challengers from interfering with the nominee’s coronation.
Below, watch a bunch of Maine delegates for Paul who were dismissed from participating stage a revolt against the RNC. Yelena Vorobyov, delegate from MN who was barred from participating, told Mother Jones, “They stole votes. They stole delegates. They refused to send busses for our delegates. It’s a totalitarian process. This is not democracy. It’s a really sad day for us.”