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Platform adopted, we’re perilously close to adjournment

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 31, 2008 at 4:23 pm | No Comments »
May 31, 2008 4:23 pm

Right now at the state Republican convention, they’re counting how many delegates are left on the floor. The magic number is 676. Any fewer than that and there’s not a quorum, which means adjournment is imminent.

After the platform was adopted, which was about an hour ago, people started filtering out. Then it came time to discuss resolutions, a thick packet of proposed add-ons.

A couple people asked for an early adjournment, but nobody bit. Instead, they just kept leaving.

Which brings us to now: All remaining delegates are seated on the floor while organizers count the remaining delegates. People are a bit antsy: The scheduled end is 5 p.m., and it looks like, if a quorum isn’t here, they won’t have time to persuade enough people to return.

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