Delegate Training for Ron Paul

The only way for Ron Paul to become President is if he gets the GOP nomination; The only way for Ron Paul to get the GOP nomination is if we become delegates. As delegates, we’ll be voting to pick the GOP nominee just like the electors in the electoral college vote to pick the President; Delegates determine and decide who the GOP nominee it’s that critical!

There hasn’t been a brokered convention for more than 60 years! And the good news is that Ron Paul doesn’t have to win a single state to get the GOP nomination; He just needs to win the delegates! So your delegate vote will count that much more; In other words, Ron Paul can secure the GOP nomination with your vote!

Find out if your state has a primary or caucus for the Republican party candidate selection process. Use this handy page which lists each state, and make sure your state’s system hasn’t changed (generally, it will be the same rules from last time). Register to vote as Republican and attend your primary elections to vote for Ron Paul in those states. If you live in a caucus state, this is where the delegate process all starts! Those who live in a Primary state should register with the campaign here:

You typically start at your precinct (district) convention as a delegate and work your way up to state, and finally, the RNC; But it may even be as easy as calling your Secretary of State Elections Division, signing some forms and getting signatures! Ron Paul supporters will walk through rain, snow, ice, fire, hazardous waste for this revolution so performing the aforementioned will be a cakewalk.

The GOP nomination will ultimately be decided at the 2012 Republican National Convention which will take place August 27, 2012, in Tampa, Florida at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Please watch the video below and peruse the instructions on how to become a delegate for Ron Paul. Afterwards, get together with your family, friends, local Meetup groups (use the Freedom Atlas to find a local “meetup”) to discuss and organize how to flood your conventions with Ron Paul delegates.

If we don’t become delegates, then Ron Paul will not get the GOP nomination. If Ron Paul doesn’t get the GOP nomination, then the Ron Paul Revolution is OVER. Don’t let this happen: Become a Delegate!

What is a Delegate?

A delegate is essentially a super-voter; They get to vote for the GOP nominee.  Regular voters will ONLY be voting to determine the number of delegates for the candidates in your state Primary (or caucus); Regular voters can’t vote for the GOP nominee.  Remember, our system of government is a republic and not a democracy.  Now you can understand why it’s so important to become a delegate because delegates determine who the GOP nominee is!

Why is it Important to Become a Delegate?

Delegates control everything in their party, from the bylaws and platform to even what candidate gets to run on their partys ticket. Yes the delegates can actually control what candidates get placed on the ballots.

This is complete control of the party and gives us the tools we need to take the GOP and every other party back to it’s roots.

How Do I Become a State Delegate? (necessary)

1. Register to vote today as a Republican. The sooner the better, because there will be pre-registration deadlines to meet generally a month or two before the caucus. You will need to check your county or state for specific dates, because these vary.

2. Vote in your Caucus and run to be a delegate to the Republican state assembly who represents your county precinct.

3. It all starts at your precinct so peruse your state’s delegate process to the RNC (Republican National Convention) This is optional if other Ron Paul supporters are also running for the RNC in your state. You can just vote for them instead of running yourself.

It’s critical that we become delegates or all our hard work will be in vain.
Become a delegate and we’ll get to hear Dr. Ron Paul giving his Inaugural Address in 2013

How Do I Become a Delegate to the Republican National Convention for My State? (optional)

There are 3 options to choose from in order to get information on how to become a delegate to your GOP conventions.

Please consider doing all 3; If that’s too much, pick the one you’re most comfortable with. Perform the “Strategies For Success” below to solidify your chances of becoming a delegate. Once again, you can meet other delegates who have been through the ropes using the Freedom Atlas. Many new delegates are networking on the Facebook page created to help network Ron Paul Delegates, and that is a great first place to ask if you have more questions!

Option 1) Contact your RPCC State Coordinator—Ask how you can become a Ron Paul delegate.

Option 2) Organize with others in your local meetup ( and get current and former delegates to talk about the delegate process. By having a majority of Ron Paul supporters, you’ll easily get all your delegates to the next phase.

Option 3) Look over your state rules and process (step C below). Next, contact your County GOP organization (step C below) and ask for information on how you can become a delegate to the GOP Conventions and for the rules for all the conventions (especially precinct convention).

“Strategies for Success”

NOTE: Please keep in mind that rules vary between states.

A) Since you’ll be elected as a delegate, it’s good to do some voter identification (who’s gonna vote for you) in your precinct. Show how dedicated you are as a Ron Paul supporter by going out there and talking to people!

Click here for the ‘bread and butter’ instructions on getting elected as a delegate in your precinct (district). Also see Ron Paul Canvassing.

An even better way would be to look up all Ron Paul contributers in your zip code. Once you have your list, just contact them about becoming a delegate or ask them to vote for you as a delegate since they’re already supporters!

B) When it comes time to get elected as a delegate, please know the following like the back of your hand:

a) Read and know the rules of your precinct convention (if you have one): See General Guide to Conducting a Precinct Convention (PC).
b) The permanent chairman at your convention is ALWAYS elected. Do not let them tell you otherwise.
c) The delegates are ALWAYS elected. Do not let them tell you they have already been chosen. See: Robert’s Rules of Order for delegate tips and tricks.
d) You have rights so do not let them railroad you. If you feel members are being unfair, know your rules (See: Robert’s Rules of Order). The precinct convention is kind of like court—you can say objection, point of order, etc. Here are some basic but critical ones: objection (object to anything unfair), point of order (say this to make a point), point of inquiry (say this to interject at any time), division (say this when you want to call a standing vote against a decision), I nominate myself for a delegate position (get yourself nominated as a delegate), I second that (self-explanatory), I appeal to the assembly (if all else fails, say this to declare unfairness and state your reason and solution), etc.
NEVER GIVE UP! You WILL be a delegate for Ron Paul!
e) Make sure all delegate names are on the delegate sheet and make copies of the paperwork. If you can’t make copies, handwrite all copies, make sure they’ve been signed, get the permanent chairman to certify them as correct and take pictures of the paperwork. This is proof in case the paperwork is lost.

NOTE: You generally have to vote in your state primaries to be eligible to become a delegate so please check your state’s date on the right below and mark your calendars.

C) Review your state process below for becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention (RNC).
Remember, the National Convention is NOT the same as the State Convention.

Learn Parliamentary Procedure and Roberts Rules of Order!

If you’re going to be an effective delegate, it’s highly recommended that you learn Parliamentary Procedure. Sometimes the party will change the rules, and this is to stifle debate. The party leadership may or may not support Ron, and could even try to actively exclude participation!

This means you want to learn how he proceedings are held, and what you need to do to make certain things happen at the state assembly. This page is a great first start at learning the “Roberts Rules of Order”

“The application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to enable assemblies of any size, with due regard for every member’s opinion, to arrive at the general will on the maximum number of questions of varying complexity in a minimum amount of time and under all kinds of internal climate ranging from total harmony to hardened or impassioned division of opinion.”
Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised [RONR (10th ed.), Introduction, p. xlviii]

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask a member of the RonPaulForums , or DailyPaul for help, or contact the Republican party in your area!

A big thanks to the trailblazers who became delegates for Ron Paul in 2008! Credit for this information from the original source online from the last presidential election!


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45 thoughts on “Delegate Training for Ron Paul

  1. I’m interested in becoming a delegate but I need to learn more about how to go about it. I live in MN. Do you have any specific instructions on what actions I need to take in my state to make this happen?

  2. What do I do to become a delegate again, I was shouted out last time when I was found out I was a Ron Paul Delegate. I could not believe the corruption

    • What state do you live in? The process is different everywhere. Often, if you espouse your principles at caucus, it can be much easier to get elected that way. (Rather than stating support for a particular candidate)

  3. As an elected delegate to the last Indiana state convention I’m adding this comment: We state delegates experienced a severe miscarriage of convention rules when those rules were changed illegally AFTER the last date the rules, themselves, stated was to be the last date after which the rules could not be changed. The change(s) resulted in the Chair refusing to follow Robert’s Rules of Order by refusing to recognize delegates’ attempts to be heard or place in nomination any delegate attendees as prospective delegates or alternates to the GOP National Convention in Minneapolis. In lieu of the appropriate path of electing such Delegate and Alternates, the committee placed its own pre-deternined list of delegates and alternates to represent Indiana at the National Convention…effectively eliminating any opportunity for those of us supporting Ron Paul to be recognized…OR elected/named to attend the National Convention…at which the GOP presidential and vice presidential candidates were to be chosen.

    Further, it’s my understanding that these “tactics” (non-recognition of delegates at state conventions) took place in several states.

    I pray that there is not a repeat of these high jinks in the upcoming state convention(s)…and that Ron Paul will be permitted the support he has so clearly earned.

  4. So how does this work in California? The state GOP site only mentions “associate delegates”, which doesn’t seem to be the same. Does an associate still vote for the nationwide nomination?

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    • Looks like there is a state meeting in April and July, so try to recruit someone to run in your place?

      Caucuses: Saturday 10 March 2012
      Congressional District Conventions: Friday 30 March – Tuesday 24 April 2012
      State Party Committee Meeting: Tuesday 24 April – Sunday 1 July 2012 (tentative)

    • MICHIGAN VOTERS. You have until JANUARY 3O to register to vote for the MICHIGAN PRIMARY on FEBRUARY 28. PLEASE do so as soon as you can! I registered myself, as well as a few family members, simple and easy! (Also, seventeen-year-olds, as long as you turn eighteen by ELECTION DAY in November, you can register to vote in the primary! GET OUT THERE, people! Bring family and friends!) Ron Paul, 2O12.

  7. You do realize that this constitutes voter fraud, right? It’s no better than Barry & his “Mickey Mouse” voters that got him on the ballots in ’08. I would pay VERY close attention to the laws before signing your names on anything that could get you federal time… Just sayin’…

    • No one is advocating breaking any laws. Our Constitutional Republic’s election system is wholely based on participation of the electorate, that is what makes it work.

  8. You people are all sick and demented. How dare you plan to circumvent the election process on this country? How unpatriotic to do so. Go take some gerotal with Ron and stop this idiotic nonsense. Idiots.

    • Actually, becoming Delegates is part of the political system and political process. Our Constitutional Republic’s election system is wholely based on participation of the electorate, that is what makes it work.

  9. I live in KY. We have a closed primary election system here, what do I do? I’ve also been told KY is not an important state- what do I do to make it one? I want him to have as many delegates as possible.

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  12. I would like to become a delegate in Indiana, Mitt won our state by a large margin in the Primary yesterday is there still a way to become a delegate or is it to late in Indiana.

    • Matt – If I understand correctly, most counties have precincts for which nobody filed a CAN-37 to gain ballot status for election as a delegate to the state convention. Again, as I understand it, the GOP county chairman has the authority to appoint persons to fill these vacant ‘spots’. I believe the procedure is to approach your county chair, introduce yourself (without getting into ‘why’ you want to attend the convention) – just simply say I’d like to be a part of the convention process and I understand you have the authority to permit me to do so … and I have the $80 attendance fee in my pocket!!! The $80 must be submitted to the chairman within two weeks of the primary. In addition, there’s transportation, parking and hotel accommodations that are part of the cost of attending the two days of the convention. PLUS – and this is very important: You need to become a part of the RP delegates who are learning the ‘ropes’ to employing Robert’s Rules of Order to avoid what happened over the country in 2008, where the chairs of many of the state conventions would not recognize delegates who wished to participate in the discussion of election of delegates and alternates to the National Convention. They had their “OWN” slates of delegates and alternates to attend the National Convention. [Owing the the fact….I assume it was Daniels…or one or more of his people … who had ILLEGALLY (in terms of the GOP ‘rule book’) changed the rules in terms of when such changes may be made in the conduct of these state conventions and the election of delegate and alternates to the National Convention – we did not send that FIRST “legally elected” delegate or alternate to the 2008 National Convention in Minneapolis!!! Ron Paul had more people in attendance in St. Paul at his OWN ‘convention’ than did the GOP. I was there. Things have been handled entirely differrently this year – if you’ve had the chance to view the recording of the Nevada state convention. RP took 22 of the 25 delegates at that convention. THAT is why this is turning into a ‘delegate race’…and Ron Paul has an excellent chance to become the next GOP candidate. We just need to EDUCATE the general public as to the reasons why it’s so important that he be the next occupant of the White House. I’d best stop here. ‘Hope this helps. Bob Thayer – delegate from Tippecanoe Cty.

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