Comment: states control their own delegations

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states control their own delegations

Delegates will caucus by states at the national convention, cast their ballots, then each state chairman will announce his/her state's totals. Each state will each handle this differently. Some may allow a delegate to vote for whoever they want. Some may replace delegates who break their rules. Some will just automatically ignore any delegate who doesn't vote as required (that's the rule in Oregon). Some won't even take a poll of their delegates, and will automatically count bound delegates for a specific candidate (that's the rule in Texas).