WASHINGTON -- Don t tell Ron Paul the primary is over. He s too busy mucking up Mitt Romney s efforts to accumulate enough convention delegates to officially claim the Republican nomination for president.

Paul s supporters won control of state GOP conventions in Maine and Nevada last weekend, stripping Romney of delegates in Maine but graciously letting him keep the ones he won in Nevada s February caucuses. Next up are Republican state conventions in Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana and Iowa.

Paul won t threaten Romney s hold on the GOP nomination Romney is getting close to wrapping it up. But Paul could have enough supporters at the party s national convention in August to cause trouble if they don t get what they want: a prominent speaking role for Paul and a platform for their libertarian views.

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