The leadership of the Republican National Committee is holding firm on its pledge that the rules of the party's convention are made a week prior to the gathering, shooting down a plan to shift the dynamics of power from the leadership into the hands of the delegates.
"It was the shortest rules committee meeting ever," an unidentified RNC member who attended the RNC meeting held this week in Hollywood, Florida, told CNBC. The person spoke on condition of anonymity.
The RNC leadership rejected a proposal by Solomon Yue, an RNC officer and rules and committee member from Oregon. It sought to replace the current convention system, which is based on the rules of order used by the U.S. House and replace it with Robert's Rules of Order. The new rule would have transfered the power out of the hands of the convention's presiding officer, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and put into the hands of the delegates. Under the Robert's Rules, any of the nearly 2,500 delegates would be able to raise objections and interrupt proceedings.