A lawsuit has been filed by delegates elected to the Republican National Convention against the Republican National Committee and the chairmen of the Republican Parties in various states and U.S. territories. The suit is asking an opinion from the court on whether or not a delegate elected to the national convention is truly bound to a candidate per the state Republican Party’s rules and state law.
Two interesting names show up on the suit: Sahar Hekmati and Cheryl Dalton–both elected as delegates to the national by the convention held by the 13th Congressional district which was nullified by the state convention. I’m not sure if the 13th district has held its “do-over” convention yet under the supervision of the GAGOP or who was elected as delegates and alternates to the national convention if said convention took place, but it would make me wonder if these two could be a party to the lawsuit if the convention where they were elected was declared null and void. If someone has information regarding the 13th district, please leave it in the comments.
Another thing to ponder would be if the “winner-take-all” system for the electoral college and the “faithless elector” laws some states have on the books could be challenged if this case actually goes to court.
::UPDATED:: According to a couple of the commenters, the 13th Congressional District will be holding their “do-over” convention on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lithia Christian Center, 2548 Vulcan Dr., Lithia Springs, GA 30122. Thanks for the info.
::UPDATE 2:: Sahar Hekmati emailed me a copy of her appeal memorandum of the state convention’s nullification of the 13th Congressional District’s convention to the RNC.