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Chaos Erupts Early on the GOP Convention Floor

[DIGEST: New York Times, Politico]

On the first day of the Republican National Convention, chaos already has threatened what organizers hoped would be a smooth nomination for Donald Trump. Delegates opposed to Trump’s presidential candidacy pressed convention organizers for a “roll call” vote on the convention rules themselves. Such a vote would require all 2,472 delegates to participate. Republicans opposed to Trump had secured a majority of delegates from at least nine states or territories to force the vote. However, when the chairman called for a voice vote (on whether even to conduct a roll call vote), he concluded that there were more “no” voice votes, thus temporarily stymying the anti-Trump faction.

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