NV delegates defy rules, vote for Ron PaulSubmitted by Maeve on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:47
"We proudly cast 17 votes for Ron Paul, five abstentions and five for Romney," announced Nevada's delegation, with very little enthusiasm for saying Romney's name.
The state GOP chairman, Michael McDonald, was not present to cast his vote.
Delegates ignored party rules that required the state to cast 20 votes for Romney and eight for Paul.
In February's caucus, Romney won half of the state's vote, commanding the majority of delegates.