Oklahoma Republican State Convention Turns Raucous


Sunday, May 13th 2012, 6:58 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma's State Republican Party convention turned raucous with supporters of Texas congressman Ron Paul as the GOP presidential nominee being struck by at least one apparent Mitt Romney supporter during the convention in Norman.

Paul supporter Lukus Collins said Sunday that one person was hit in the head and another in the back during Saturday's meeting. Collins says one of the attackers wore a Romney campaign sticker.

State GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell says he saw one confrontation that was broken up by the party's sergeant at arms and a Cleveland County deputy.

Collins says party rules were violated by the holding of voice -- rather than roll-call -- votes for delegates to the GOP national convention. Pinnell says the voice vote was to meet the agenda's predetermined 5 p.m. adjournment.