Dems instruct GOP


On the first night of the Republican convention, GOP leaders took a page from Nevada Democratic Party officials, using a voice vote to quash a revolt by die-hard Trump opponents who had shocked the Republican leadership by getting a majority of signatures from delegates in 11 states—four more than needed—to get a floor vote on convention rules. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas, presiding over the convention, used a voice vote to claim the convention had approved the rules without change.

Just as the same stunt worked at the Nevada Democratic Convention in May, so insurgent GOP delegates angrily shouted for a roll call vote again—which was denied them. Again.