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Nevada Paul Supporters Unfazed By RNC Warning

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada chairman of Ron Paul’s president campaign takes exception to a Republican National Committee lawyer who said the state’s delegation might not be seated at the national convention if too many Paul supporters are elected as delegates.

Carl Bunce calls the RNC opinion “creative writing,” and maintains Paul supporters will abide by rules that first-round balloting at the national convention be apportioned based on the outcome of the Nevada caucuses. Mitt Romney won that contest with 50 percent of the vote.

The state GOP convention is Saturday in Sparks.

The RNC warning, first reported by the Las Vegas Sun, suggests it would be “highly likely” Nevada’s 28 delegates to the national convention could be jeopardized if Paul supporters take slots that should go to Romney.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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