Ron Paul supporters will come out in full force on Saturday for the Oregon District Covention, where they are hoping for a major upset against Mitt Romney in order to secure more delegates for Paul at the GOP Convention in Tampa in August.
Ron Paul Nation is calling on grassroots leaders across the state to mobilize supporters and ensure that supporters kick into full gear for the weekend District Convention.
In Oregon, delegats to the five District Conventions will elect the state's National Convention Delegates. There will be four ballots in each congressional district (1 for each of the 3 congressional districts) and 1 for the statewide at-large delegates. (Read the full by-laws here).
The process will work as follows: Each person selected as a delegate will sign a pledge to vote at the National Convention for the candidate he/she favors, until that candidate is 1) nominated; 2) receives less than 35% of the votes for nomination at the convention' 3) releases the delegate from the pledge; or 4) until two convention nominating ballots have been taken. Here are more details of the nomination process.
Paul has a small but dedicated following in Oregon, where he lost to Mitt Romney in the state primary in May by a wide margin. His supporters have developed a strong grassroots presence on Facebook and Twitter.
His supporters are hoping to continue on the recent wave of momentum they've picked up in the state delegate nomination process and bring that success to the West Coast. Paul has recently scored a major victory in Iowa, where he won 21 of 25 delegates elected. Supporters are employing a grassroots delegate strategy to foil Mitt Romney and make a splash at the GOP Convention in Tampa.
PolicyMic will be covering the results of the Oregon District Convention live. For real-time updates, refresh this page.
For live coverage from Ron Paul supporters of the Idaho State Convention, see here.
UPDATE: 6/24 3:00 PM Here is the final list of delegate allocations for Oregon:
6/21 6:30 AM Complete run-down of Ron Paul's delegate math here.
6:00 AM Ron Paul supporters have filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against the Republican National Committee and nearly every state party claiming they improperly helped Mitt Romney during the primaries while using intimidation and threats of violence against them.
6/20 5:20 PM Watch Ron Paul's appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday morning:
5:15 PM For details on how to find your convention, see below:
FIND YOUR CONVENTION:
First Congressional District Convention Location:
Shilo Inn Beaverton - 9900 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, OR 97225
Chairman: Jeff Smith (503) 407-8684
ORP Staff Liaison: Kevin Hoar (503) 595-8881
Second Congressional District Convention Location:
Shilo Inn Bend - 3105 O.B. Riley Road, Bend 97701
Chairman: Tiny Robertson (541) 772-9364
ORP Staff Liaison: Jordan Conger (541) 633-9719
Third Congressional District Convention Location:
Portland Airport Embassy Suite Hotel - 7900 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Chairman: Jim Parker (503) 225-9251
ORP Staff Liaison: Andy Scott (503) 869-7612
Fourth Congressional District Convention Location:
Umpqua Community College - 1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470
Chairman: Bob Avery (541) 632-4063
ORP Staff Liaison: Terri Moffett (541) 998-6439
Fifth Congressional District Convention Location:
West Salem High School - 1776 Titan Drive NW, West Salem, OR 97304
Chairman: Jeff Kubler (541) 224-6158
ORP Staff Liaison: Greg Leo (503) 804-6391