Rand Paul says convention rules 'backfiring' on the GOP
Under rule 40(b), a candidate for president must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states to be eligible for the nomination. The number of states was adjusted from five to eight in 2012 to prevent Paul's father, then-Texas Congressman Ron Paul, from having his votes counted.
But now that Republicans are desperately looking for another candidate to defeat front-runner Donald Trump, Republicans seem to be saying it's OK to accept a candidate who hasn't won eight states, Paul said.
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