The delegates acquired by Santorum and Gingrich are still bound to Santorum and Gingrich until Santorum and Gingrich "release" their delegates at which point those delegates then become unbound; I don't think Rick or Newt will "release" their delegates until after every State has allocated the delegates -in the hopes that they will prevent RP from acquiring more delegates which would be able to vote for him on the first ballot. This is why RP supporters must become Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich delegates, to prevent Rick and Newt from selling their delegations to Romney so he could win the nomination.
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