Security has removed two men, both Ron Paul supporters, from the Maine Republican Convention.
Mark Finks of Falmouth said his rights were being violated when he was denied a chance to raise “a routine, procedural objection” on the convention floor.
He was an alternate and said he had been moved into a delegate slot, but officials told him he was an alternate and convention rules prohibited him from speaking. Seeing no microphone for people on the floor, he grabbed the microphone in front of the podium.
Finks said he was objecting to rules that prohibited the state from having a national delegation from Maine for Ron Paul.
Scott Kauffman, vice-chairman of the party, said Fink had no credentials to be on the floor.
“He was out of order, he wanted to be a credentialed delegate,” Kauffman said. “The convention chair stated that he was not.”
Julie O’Brien, executive director
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