Gingrich to Challenge Florida Delegates

Newt Gingrich’s campaign said Thursday they were requesting the Republican National Committee award delegates from Florida based on a proportion of the vote rather than allocating all of the state’s delegates to Mitt Romney, who won Tuesday’s primary.

Newt Gingrich’s campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed the campaign’s request Thursday.

Under RNC rules, Florida was stripped of half its delegates when it moved up its primary date to January 31, early in the nominating calendar. The RNC also stipulates any state holding a primary before April 1 must allocate delegates proportionally, rather than a winner-take-all scenario.

That rule states: “Any presidential primary, caucus, convention, or other meeting held for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention which occurs prior to the first day of April in the year in which the national convention is held, shall provide for the allocation of delegates on a proportional basis.”

 

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