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Nevada Ron Paul supporters attempt nomination during roll call

Members of the Nevada delegation, which is dominated by Ron Paul supporters, were among those who attempted to enter Paul's name for a nomination vote.

The delegation cast 17 votes for Ron Paul, five for Mitt Romney, and five abstentions instead of the 20 Romney won as a result of the Republican caucus.

Nevada Republican Party Vice Chairman James Smack congratulated Romney on his nomination and said that the state's party leadership disavowed the action by some of the delegates.

"Chairman Michael McDonald and myself, along with a majority of the Executive Board of the Nevada Republican Party, disavow this …

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