Republican Convention 2012

Rule Change Keeps Ron Paul Votes Uncounted

Six states nominated the libertarian, but last minute scrambling kept him off the ballot


Despite a determined and frenzied effort, delegates making a last ditch push to put Texas Rep. Ron Paul's name on the presidential nominating ballot fell just short of the eight states they needed to make it happen.

Paul supporters, lead by Nevada delegate Wayne Terhune, succeeded in putting together petitions from six states to put Paul's name up for nomination. But earlier this week, the Romney campaign won a critical rules change requiring eight states to put a candidate up for nomination.