Yes, the rules governing binding the national delegates were part of a special package of rules approved by the Nevada State Central Committee and submitted to the RNC October 2011.
While they are cited in the Nevada Republican Party Bylaws, they are not part of it. Those special rules were approved by the RNC.
The RNC had a parliamentarian and a lawyer at the Nevada convention for a couple of reasons - to prevent a repeat of 2008 and to answer any questions about the bound delegate thing.
I wasn't privy to any discussions between the RNC reps and RP's campaign. I was on the bylaws committee. We knew an attempt to change the binding might be proposed and we researched it. It would not have been possible to change that rule at convention.
All hope currently lies with rule 38.
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