I bet you never thought this whole delegate thing would become the story going into the Republican National Convention this July. Nope, neither did we, but now we’re busy learning ourselves how each state operates. Well, let me throw another ringer at you today.
Yesterday on "The Real Story”, we had John Yob on the show. He’s a delegate from the United States Virgin Islands. He said he’s also been elected to the all-important rules committee, but hang on!
Right after the show, we heard from John Canegata, the chair of the Republican Party in the Virgin Islands. He sent us a press release claiming Yob and his slate of delegates are ineligible, in part because of residency rules, and that his nine delegates will be the ones going to the convention.
So, which slate of delegates will actually be the real one? Well, we reached out to the RNC and here’s what they said:
"The RNC must accept the slate the state party submits. If someone wants to challenge a delegate or the slate they file a complaint with the contest committee. The RNC must accept the slate the state party submits. If someone wants to challenge a delegate or the slate they file a complaint with the contest committee. The rules require us to accept the delegation the party certifies."
All I can say is, whoever thought nine delegates from the Virgin Islands would be so important? Turns out, they are hot commodities.