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STATE MEETING: Republicans hold renegade convention

RENO -- A group of disaffected Republicans held a renegade state convention Saturday and exposed divisions that threaten to dog the party up to the national party convention and beyond.

Organizers maintained the gathering was a lawful reconvening of the GOP's recessed April 26 state convention in Reno. The party's executive committee has set a July 26 date to resume the state convention.

The April convention was abruptly shut down before final votes on what was shaping up as a national convention delegation with more backers for Ron Paul than presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

Paul supporters and others voted Saturday to reconvene the state convention after determining the 327 delegates in attendance constituted a quorum.
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