Ron Paul Gets 3 National Delegates from West Virginia

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The media is reporting that Huckabee won all 18 delegates at the West Virginia state Republican convention, but…

After Ron Paul’s 10% showing on the first convention ballot, his name was dropped out of the running for ballot #2. The Ron Paul people went to Huckabee and made a deal to get 3 of the 18 national delegates in exchange for throwing their votes to Huckabee. On the second ballot, Huckabee got 52%, and Ron Paul gets 3 of his national delegates. Not a bad trade for 10%.

UPDATE: Here are confirmations of the deal for the three delegates from the Ron Paul campaign and from a local television station.

1:55 pm on February 5, 2008