5:10 p.m. MDT
And everyone heads off to the rally for immigrant rights….
5:05 p.m. MDT
There’s another motion to refer this motion back to the Commission on Social Witness. It needs a two-thirds vote. Gini Courter says the motion carries on a visual vote. “By a whisker,” says someone near me.
So the peacemaking SOC goes back to the Commission on Social Witness for additional study….
4:58 p.m. MDT
We’re getting into convoluted parliamentary procedures. Gini Courter says, “Now I’ve even confused our general counsel.” She explains, tries to call for a vote, but now the parliamentarian consults with her. The vote is on calling the question. The delegates vote to call the question. The vote to refeer the question failed to get two-thirds vote. Back to the amendment microphone.
Some people still look confused (I’m one of them). But here we are, back where we were ten minutes ago….
4:53 p.m. MDT
A motion is been made to refer this whole motion back to the Commission on Social Witness. A few groans audible from the delegates. The motion to refer has to get a two-thirds vote…. (more…)