By MARGERY A. BECK
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) - Don't be surprised if some Nebraska delegates to the Republican National Convention vote for Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
That's a scene party leaders would like to avoid, but they acknowledged it's likely given the success of Paul supporters and tea party advocates have had electing delegates at county conventions. Those activists chose delegates to the July 14 state convention, which in turn determines Nebraska's 32 delegates to the national convention.
Even if all 32 of Nebraska's national GOP delegates were to cast votes for someone other than Romney, the former Massachusetts governor still would win because he has more than enough pledged delegates.
Scott Peterson, chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party, says it shouldn't matter much in the end as delegates will ultimately support Romney.
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