Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) supporters are not giving up so quietly even though Mitt Romney has all but clinched the GOP nomination.
Romney clinched the Republican nomination with his primary win in Texas back in May—exceeding the 1,144 necessary delegates to win the Republican Party’s nomination.
Although Paul stopped using his financial resources to compete in state primaries back in May, he still encouraged his supporters to press on and make an appearance at the Republican National Convention this August.
“Under Rule 40, Section B in the Republican National Committee’s rule book, a presidential candidate must demonstrate the support of a “plurality of the delegates from five or more states” to get his or her name entered for nomination at the convention,” according to USA Today.
Paul has his “plurality” of delegates already from Iowa, Maine, Minnesota and Louisiana. Because Nebraska is the last state that will hold its convention for delegates, Paul is hoping it can be his fifth state—for the purpose of getting his name on the ballot.
USA Today also reports that Nebraska Republican Party officials have beefed up security in the event that Romney and Paul supporters start protesting each other outside the convention.
There were similar disruptions at the Arizona Republican Party Convention.