Ron Paul takes bulk of Nevada delegates

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Updated: 5/07/2012 12:35 pm

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Supporters of Ron Paul's long-shot presidential bid trumped presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Nevada's delegate count, taking 22 delegates to the GOP national convention in August. Romney got three.

The results were certified Sunday as the state Republican convention slogged into a second day.

Romney won Nevada's caucus in February with half of the vote. Under party rules adopted last fall, Romney was to get 20 of Nevada's 28 delegates for the national convention, and Paul was to get eight.

Paul backers say delegates will abide by those rules in the first round of balloting at the national convention in Tampa.

It remains to be seen whether the Romney campaign or Republican National Committee will challenge Nevada's delegate results.

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Jaed Deaj - 5/7/2012 12:18 AM
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DanV, The LAST thing you want to do is get rid of caucuses. Why? A few reasons: They are the way elections were meant to be and should be held instead of the Madison Ave. "he who has the biggest wallet to spread propaganda" wins which leaves the majority of people in the U.S. truly uneducated and it is the boob tube which is the sole source of information about any candidates and is to subject to manipulation as this election and the bias against Ron Paul has proven. Contrary to popular belief, we are NOT a democracy nor where we ever set up to be one. We were set up to be a Representative Republic. Democracy is a totalitarian form of govt. in which if 51% of the people want, say, the remaining 49% to be literal slaves to the majority, the 49% will just have to shut up and take it. Is this REALLY the kind of govt. you want to live under? The difference between the two is best explained as a democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. A Republic is one well armed sheep protesting the vote! Caucuses serve as a check against totalitarian govt's. taking hold, or should anyway. Lastly, they provide witnesses and a deterrent to election fraud and rigging that is totally, 100% impossible to accomplish using electronic/computerized voting machines. They are too easy to manipulate and nearly impossible to prove that ANYONE'S vote has actually been counted. If you worry about viruses, identity theft, etc. while on the computer online, why oh why would you leave and trust and computer to count your vote? They're BOTH just as succeptible to attacks except ONE is a voting machine! Caucuses provide security, witnesses and with paper ballots, hand counts, etc. provide more assurances and ways of verification than can ever be duplicated by a computer. FACT: Thanks to computerized voting being used in the U.S., most of our votes are actually counted in Europe by the foreign companies conducting our elections!

McClarinJ - 5/6/2012 9:39 PM
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In state after state studies of the vote show Ron Paul's votes, or a percentage of them at any rate, were FLIPPED into Mitt Romney's column, but only in the larger precincts where a challenge by voter affidavits would be less likely. Electronic voting machines are ridiculously easy to hack for purposes of skewing the vote. Odds are that this operation was ordered by those power brokers for whom a Romney presidency would mean mega-billions in wealth transfers from the middle class. Thank goodness the delegate process provides a partial remedy for the wholesale vote fraud these elites perpetrate.

CarlMartin - 5/6/2012 7:12 PM
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It sets my teeth on edge to hear Romney flip-flop as much as he has, even within this campaign. After all of Obama's broken promises, Romney doesn't look any better. And with a Debt Bubble looming over our heads ominously, we need someone other than Romney or Obama to take the air out of that dangerous bubble before it pops. There never has been a $16 TRILLION Debt Bubble before. If it goes, Earth is toast and America is ground zero, economically.

Political - 5/6/2012 3:51 PM
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Ron Paul has the better ideas, delegates, enthusiasm, organization, and budget for 2013. It should come as no surprise that he won the convention and the delegates.

Scroller - 5/6/2012 3:38 PM
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It is good to see that the right man got the majority of the delegates.

DANIELG - 5/6/2012 1:36 PM
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How about putting a DATE anywhere on the page???

DanNV - 5/6/2012 1:25 PM
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And here you see why we should assign deligates based on an actual primary election instead of the caucus system we've gotten shoved down our throats. This system leaves everything way to open to political games. Give me a real primary.

sailwinds - 5/6/2012 12:52 PM
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I was a delegate at the State convention and now am very happy to see that the Best candidate Ron Paul is getting the delegates he deserves for the National convention... This is very good news indeed for all the believers in his campaign I now see that getting involved in politics can make a difference ....

ded2me - 5/6/2012 12:04 PM
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We worked very hard. Thank you for all your support Nevada!

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