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Ron Paul's Delegate Fight with the GOP

• http://reason.com, Brian Doherty
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination was famously following a“delegate strategy” aimed at caucus states, rather than striving for mass popular votes in primary states. The advantage of this strategy is that its results were more malleable and less cut and dried than“you earn delegates based on the popular vote.”
 
Now the disadvantages of that delegate strategy are becoming clear: The results are more malleable and less cut and dried than “you get delegates based on the popular vote.”

In four states, the question of how many delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August will end up dedicated to Paul is embroiled in challenges and appeals to the national party.

Last week, the Paul campaign challenged all 46 delegates sent to the RNC by the state party in Louisiana. The party honored the delegation of a small, rump anti-Paul faction that broke from the Paul majority during the state party’s June convention.

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