Secret ballots, breaking rules and procedures, an insider gives a firsthand account of how Cruzers stole delegates in St. Louis.
thegatewaypundit.com reports: I was told by the chair to be silent or be ejected. I found out later that the secret ballot violates the GOP State Committee “Call to Convention” (page 5 of 13) Agenda 4. Election of Caucus Chair. This provision expressly rules out any secret or paper ballots.
Ballots were made by tearing pages of yellow lined paper into four parts. (Clearly no preparation was made to use paper ballots.) These “ballots” were then passed out to each person in the room. People marked their ballots Trump or Cruz and deposited them at the front of the room.
The (improper) vote by secret ballot was then counted (with observers representing both slates) and Cruz was (no surprise to me) declared the winner.
Having reached my limit of such “irregular” politics, I loudly walked out of the room. My parting words were: “You wanted a divided party? You got one!”