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Comment #49, "awaiting moderation" since 9:05 pm July 6

McGrain says, “Nebraskans voted for Romney in the primary, and it is the delegates’ responsibility to deliver those votes,” but THAT IS NOT TRUE. If it were the delegates’ responsibility to simply deliver votes, then we wouldn’t need delegates. The process would end with the popular vote, and UPS could deliver the votes. What makes our fine country a REPUBLIC, not a Democracy, has to do with the fact that we elect representatives (i.e., delegates) who are supposed to research the issues beyond the scope of the average voter and to prohibit the possibility of the wrong candidate getting in due only to false publicity.

We are NOT a country that is to be ruled by popular, easily swayed vote. We were designed to be a Republic. As the Founding Father intended, delegates are elected to “vote their conscience” not to follow the instructions of the party leader.