During the early session, After the chair had ignored the petition Mike Lee was seen on camera, in the midst of a loud protest from the delegates. Mike Lee said: “Delegates from 11 states submitted a petition for a roll call vote.” Those calling for unity need to remember they’ll need these people as the engine for their nominee.” The chair is vacant. People asking Mike Lee to take the chair; he says he has no right. “There’s no precedent for this. We’re in uncharted territory; I’ve never seen the chair abandoned.”
The Chair returned; held yet another voice vote—again, completely ignoring the petition for a roll call vote. Again, he called “the ayes have it.”
It was reported that the IA, WY and CO delegations walked out in protest.