Compromise reached in GOP delegate selection rule

A rule change proposed by Mitt Romney's campaign at the Republican National Convention on how delegates are selected was shot down after concerned activists claimed the change was "a power grab" by presidential nominees. A compromise was reached Monday evening by both sides of the debate.
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After delegation leaders from Minnesota and other states rebelled, a new rule proposed by Mitt Romney's campaign that would change the way conventions elect their national delegates was shot down.

The proposed change would have allowed presidential candidates to choose their delegates versus delegates being elected at state or congressional district conventions.

Under the compromise, delegates would be selected by the state and local level without interference or control by the party’s presidential candidate. But delegates sent on behalf of a candidate would be required to vote to nominate that candidate on the first ballot. If they tried to vote for someone else, their vote would be recorded for the candidate to whom they were bound.

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