Ron Paul takes bulk of Nevada delegates
CREATED May. 6, 2012
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Supporters of Ron Paul's long-shot presidential bid trumped presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Nevada's delegate count, taking 22 delegates to the GOP national convention in August. Romney got three.
The results were certified Sunday as the state Republican convention slogged into a second day.
Romney won Nevada's caucus in February with half of the vote. Under party rules adopted last fall, Romney was to get 20 of Nevada's 28 delegates for the national convention, and Paul was to get eight.
Paul backers say delegates will abide by those rules in the first round of balloting at the national convention in Tampa.
It remains to be seen whether the Romney campaign or Republican National Committee will challenge Nevada's delegate results.