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Nevada delegates cast votes for Ron Paul at convention

Nevada delegates cast votes for Ron Paul at convention

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 29, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nevada's convention of delegates caused a bit of a stir during roll call Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

They cast more votes for Ron Paul than state caucus winner Mitt Romney.

Romney easily won a majority of Nevada's delegates during the February caucuses but the Republican delegates selected to attend the national convention overwhelmingly opposed Romney at the state party convention in May.

Twenty-two of the delegates supported Paul. Only three backed the eventual nominee.

Yesterday's action at the convention was in defiance of party rules that required Nevada's delegates to cast 20 votes for Romney and eight for Paul.

Instead, the delegates cast 17 votes to nominate Paul. Five of the delegates cast their votes for Romney as planned and five others abstained. One delegate was absent.

Mitt Romney is the official Republican's presidential nominee but Paul supporters didn't let that happen without putting up a fight.

The Texas congressman was the only Republican challenger still in the race when he walked on the convention floor Tuesday.

Some of his supporters started chanting "Let him speak!".

Paul wasn't given a speaking spot at the convention but there will be a video tribute tonight.

His son, Sen. Rand Paul, will be speaking.

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.