The Michigan blogsphere and Facebook is spinning with a story that broke on Right Michigan Apparently in a late night smokey back room deal, The GOP Credentials Committee met last night and overturned their own rules and awarded both at-large delegates to Mitt Romney(Care) and as a result, instead of a tie at 14 each, Romney now has 16 to Santorum’s 14. Under the rules previously in place, the at-large delegates would be split by Congressional districts; Santorum won 7 and Romney won 7. So should both each receive 14 delegates.
GOP Credentials Committee members are Bobby Schostak, MIGOP Chair, Eric Doster, MIGOP General Counsel, Saul Anuzis, Republican National Committeeman (known Romney supporter) State Representative Holly Hughes,(known Romney supporter), Republican National Committeewoman, Sharon Wise, MIGOP Co-Chair and Mike Cox, Former MI Attorney General (know Romney supporter).
My sources tell me that Representative Holly Hughes could not make the “smokey back room meeting”
Mike Cox, voted against the rules change. He was quoted in MIRS as saying, “I supported Mitt, but the vote was clearly wrong. “It’s kind of like Third World voting.” Kudos to Mr. Cox!!
FYI —–> Current list of Michigan GOP “Leader” Romney Supporters
In the name of accountability, creditability and transparency, I think everyone needs to email/call MIGOP Chairman Bobbi , Republican National Committeeman Saul Anuzis and ask for the very good reasons (yes it is sarcasm) why they changed their rules to throw two delegates over to GOP establishment pick Mitt Romney(Care) after the game was over!