Ron Paul May Have Just Secretly Won Iowa

Ron Paul may have officially come in third in tonight’s Iowa caucuses, but if his organizational strategy went off as planned, it is possible that the Texas Congressman is actually the real winner of the state’s Republican nominating contest.

Senior advisors for Paul’s coalitions team told Business Insider this week that the campaign’s organizational strategy was focused not only on getting as many votes as they can, but in making sure that their volunteers stuck around after the voting to make sure that they were nominated as delegates to the county’s Republican convention — the first step towards being appointed as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

That’s because Iowa’s Republican caucuses are actually non-binding — it’s technically just a straw poll. The only thing that will get Paul’s — or any other candidate’s — Iowa supporters to Tampa this year is if they stuck around and volunteered, or were elected, as delegates.

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