Ruckus In Cleveland: Anti-Trump Forces Raise A Stink On Convention Floor (VIDEOS)

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July 18, 2016 4:59 p.m.

What’s usually a routine vote on the Republican National Convention’s rules slate descended into chaos on Monday afternoon as anti-Donald Trump delegates tried to force a state-by-state roll call vote.

The push for a roll call vote was viewed as a last stand for anti-Trump forces, who said they had a majority of signatures from at least nine delegations, more than necessary to force the vote. But the convention chair eventually ruled that the #NeverTrump crew’s petition wasn’t sufficient to force such a vote and the rules were adopted by voice vote.

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) approved the rules and left the stage. Shortly after he appeared again for a second voice vote, declaring that the ‘ayes’ won again even as the crowd started chanting protests over the vote:

TPM’s Tierney Sneed captured video of some delegates chanting “roll call vote”:

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Utah Sen. Mike Lee called the situation on the floor “surreal.”

There were also reports that the Colorado delegation stormed off the arena floor over the vote:

Others from the Virginia delegation shouted down the rules chair:

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a delegate from that state, was also visibly upset by the proceedings. He reportedly threw his credentials to the floor at one point:

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