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In this county, people got up to 1 vote for Presidential nominee and up to 3 votes for delegates. The ballots DID say next to each delegate which candidate they had committed to. But voters were not required to vote for delegates matching their candidate. They didn't have to vote for delegates at all, and 15% or so didn't.

Voting for a candidate definitely didn't automatically mean voting for their delegates. A voter who was somewhat torn on which candidate to vote for could have thought the following: "Gingrich is a jerk, but I don't mind the other 3. I'll just vote Santorum for President and pick one Romney, one Paul, and one Santorum delegate." OR the following: "Romney is my pick for President but I really like a lot of what Ron Paul says. I'll vote for one of his delegates but two of Romney's".