Nebraska GOP executive director Jordan McGrain tells the Nebraska Watchdog they've hired more security to deal with any shenanigans from the Paul supporters.
“We’re just not going to tolerate any disruptions,” McGrain said. “This is not going to be a free-for-all.”
McGrain said Romney and Paul supporters have been “burning up the phone lines” – making calls to delegates to ascertain who they’re committed to before the state convention. He accused Paul supporters of claiming to be from the state GOP or refusing to say who they are. A leader of the Paul movement said those calls are being made by the Paul campaign.
Nebraskans voted for Romney in the primary, and it is delegates’ responsibility to deliver those votes, McGrain said. He expects Paul supporters will “steal away a few delegates” at the state convention, but “nowhere near a majority.”
McGrain said Paul’s supporters are trying to “take by party rules what they couldn’t on election day.”
He has been warned by Republican officials in Nevada and Louisiana to be prepared for “Paulistas” to try to seize control of the convention through endless votes, amendments, re-votes and parliamentary delays aimed at wearing out establishment Republicans.