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Report: For now, no rule changes coming for Republican National Convention

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Real estate tycoon Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the Republican National Committee agreed this week that there will be no changes made to the convention rules when they hold their spring meeting in Hollywood, Florida next week. From The Washington Times:

Members agreed in a recent conference call that changing the rules now with the looming possibility of a contested convention would give the impression that they were trying to rig the process, said Peter Feaman, a RNC committeeman from Florida and a member of the party’s rules committee.

“The consensus was that the RNC rules committee is going to specifically steer clear of any proposed convention rules changes because we don’t want the RNC perceived as somehow wanting to manipulate the process one way or another,” he said.

However, just because no rule changes will happen next week doesn’t mean they won’t happen at all:

The convention’s own rules committee, which is made up of delegates as well as party officials, will be able to make changes before the convention doors opens.

“Our inclination is to let them do their thing at the convention, and we’re just going to leave it alone next week and not even go there,” Mr. Feaman said.

If there are any rule changes, at least one candidate will be sure to fuss.

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