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RNC Warns Nevada GOP About Ron Paul Supporters

By on 5.3.12 | 2:53PM

In a letter obtained by the Las Vegas Sun, the Republican National Committee's chief counsel warns the Nevada GOP chairman that if Ron Paul supporters sweep the state convention and wind up taking too many delegate slots it could affect the seating of the state's delegation in Tampa.

The RNC lawyer advises, "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention."

As I wrote on the main site, Paul is moving toward having enough delegates to place his name in nomination at the convention. Even some of the delegates legally bound to other candidates will actually be Ron Paul supporters, including 16 of 19 delegates named at the Massachusetts congressional district caucuses, where Paul forces even beat out former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. Salon notes the potential for disruption, which the party now may be belatedly taking steps to avoid. It's likely that Paul will overperform the media delegate counts when he gets to the national convention.

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