In his run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, Ron Paul 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.” But as Senior Editor Brian Doherty notes, now the disadvantages of that delegate strategy are also becoming clear: The results are more malleable and less cut and dried than “you get delegates based on the popular vote.” And as Doherty reports, in four separate states, it's an open question of how many delegates dedicated to Paul will end up at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August thanks to legal challenges and appeals to the national party.
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