Nevada GOP Delegates Will Push Paul's Nomination

Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 11:53 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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The Nevada delegation to the GOP convention plans to nominate Rep. Ron Paul for president, despite the fact Paul has reportedly been working with the Mitt Romney campaign to ensure party unity next week in Tampa.
Delegation chairman Wayne Terhune said a majority of the Nevada delegates have signed commitments to put Paul up for the nomination, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.
His supporters admit the chances of Paul getting the nomination are few, given the fact that 1,575 delegates are already pledged to Romney and that delegates from at least five states must ban together in order for their candidate to be allowed to address the convention. Paul supporters say they have enough delegate support from Louisiana, Massachusetts, and several other states to make that happen.
But Paul would still have to convince at least 1,144 delegates, the minimum required to win the nomination, to switch their votes and dump Romney.
Carl Bunce, Paul’s former Nevada campaign chairman, said the Texas congressman's supporters plan to keep pushing.
"We’ve been communicating with some other Ron Paul delegates,” Bunce told the Sun. “Anything’s possible."

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