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Washoe County Republicans make peace with Ron Paul

The Washoe County Republican Party presented U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, with a little gift Friday morning: The hidden “ballot box” from the Nevada Republican state convention in 2008.

Rather than send Paul delegates to the national convention three years ago, Nevada Republican convention chairman Bob Beers called the state convention to an abrupt end in April 2008. The lights were dimmed, everybody went home, and the 600 ballots stayed locked up in a cashier’s cage at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino until Republican National Committeewoman Heidi Smith and several others were given the key 18 months later.

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