Ron Paul Delegates' Lawsuit Over Intimidation Linked to Mitt Romney is Tossed ... For Now

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Federal judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana today dismissed the lawsuit accusing Republican officials and especially Mitt Romney supporters of thwarting Ron Paul's bid for the party's presidential nomination.

However, the Clinton appointee did leave the door open for an amended complaint.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) used violence, intimidation and ballot stuffing to deter 123 would-be convention delegates from voting for Paul at the Aug. 27 convention in Tampa, Florida, claimed the civil rights lawsuit filed in June at the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana.

Named were the RNC, chairman Reince Priebus and various state GOP chairmen, and among the complaints was uniformed GOP goon squads had hassled Paul delegates. About 40 more delegates later joined the suit.

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But Carter, who previously entertained, mocked and then rejected birther filings against Barack Obama's presidency by Aliso Viejo's Orly Taitz, found the Paul supporters' claims vague and mostly unintelligible.

However . . .

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