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At the West Virginia Republican state convention today, Ron Paul received 10% and came in fourth. He was dropped from the second ballot.
At that point, the Paul people made a deal with the Huckabee people to get 3 of the 18 national delegates if they threw their second-ballot votes to Huckabee. The strategy worked and Huckabee won 52%. Ron Paul will receive 3, and Huckabee will receive 15 of West Virginia's 18 delegates.
The Romney campaign is crying foul.
The Alabama Republican Assembly endorsed Ron Paul at their state convention today in Birmingham.
The endorsement required a 2/3rd majority of registered delegates. Ron Paul received the 2/3rd on the first ballot. Mike Huckabee came in second. Convention chair Elaine Little noted that, with the crowded field, it was unusual that an endorsement would be won on the first ballot.
The group also held a straw poll that was open to the public. The winner of the straw poll was Ron Paul, with 81%.
Ron Paul has been the one to inspire Hope in all our hearts. And now our good doctor, who has cured our apathy, needs a good dose of his own medicine -- he needs encouragement and prayers as never before. He needs to know that every one of is ready to follow.
The glimmering light of hope he's ignited in our hearts will not be quenched.
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Thanks to Chris Brunner.
Ron Paul came in #2 in the Nevada Presidential preference primary, with 14%, just ahead of McCain.
However, the important vote today in Nevada was for delegates to the state convention.
CNN and AP are incorrectly reporting national delegate counts based on the presidential poll, which is non-binding.
No national delegates have been chosen or allocated for Nevada. According to Tony Rosa, the nation's leading authority on state primary rules:
Many Nevada Republicans received postcards with incorrect caucus locations and the Nevada GOP website had the incorrect locations listed as late as this past Wednesday (Jan. 16).
Additionally, several counties, including Clark County (Las Vegas), have complained that they don't have enough ballots.
Wyoming GOP county conventions gave their delegates to Romney, Thompson, McCain, and Hunter. But Ron Paul never stood a chance there.
We shouldn't have expected anything from Wyoming. Most observers didn't understand the rules.
On the McLaughland Group's annual awards show: