Lawyers at the Republican National Committee are assessing what legal remedies, if any, could allow the committee to remove Donald Trump as the party’s standard bearer.
Though the Manhattan mogul would almost certainly have to cooperate in any effort to replace him as the nominee, an open-ended clause in the committee’s official rules could allow committee officials to depose him, Politico reports.
The text of rule 9(a) of the Rules of the Republican National Committee reads:
The Republican National Committee is hereby authorized and empowered to fill any and all vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise of the Republican candidate for President of the United States or the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, as nominated by the national convention, or the Republican National Committee may reconvene the national convention for the purpose of filling any such vacancies.
“RNC has an army of lawyers right now looking at Rule 9 and ballot questions,” an anonymous GOP strategist in touch with the committee told Politico.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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