You may have seen those morning-after stories about Mitt Romney’s narrow win (after the missing precincts were discovered in the middle of the night).
You may have read about Rick Santorum’s narrow win after all the votes were recounted.
But when it comes to delegates at the Republican National Convention in August, it looks like Ron Paul, the persistent Texas congressman, might have the state’s largest delegate haul.
According to the Des Moines Register, “the majority of Iowans on the list to go to Tampa for the GOP national convention could be aligned with Ron Paul, a presidential candidate who represents a movement focused on limited government and constitutional principles.”
The Register reported that of 13 delegates and 13 alternate delegates picked yesterday for the convention, “just one has publicly endorsed Mitt Romney for president — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. And just three others publicly supported Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses but is no longer in the race.”
Iowa’s 28 convention delegates are technically “unbound,” meaning that they can vote for any candidate they choose. But this weekend’s selection process was dominated by Paul loyalists, so it’s highly likely that the Texan will control the first-in-the-nation caucus state’s contingent in Tampa.
- Ron Paul backers dominate Iowa GOP nominees for national convention
- Doug Wead: Ron Paul Wins in Iowa and Minnesota, Romney in a Panic
- Ron Paul Delegate Majority Map for County, District and State Wins
- Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates
- Ron Paul Wins 2012 Nevada Republican Caucus Despite Fraud From Romney Campaign