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Clark County GOP Prepares For Convention

About 2,000 people are expected to attend the Clark County Republican convention over the weekend to select delegates in the presidential nominating process, hold board elections and decide the party's platform for the upcoming year.

Republicans don't bind any delegates to the outcomes of the county and state conventions.

Nevada will send 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, and their votes will reflect the results of the state's Feb. 23 Republican caucuses.

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Donald Trump won the caucuses and will get 14 of Nevada's delegate votes, while Marco Rubio gets seven, Ted Cruz gets six, Ben Carson gets two and John Kasich gets one.

If no candidate wins a majority — at least 1,237 delegates — of votes at the national convention, another round of voting ensues and Nevada delegates are released from their obligation to vote according to caucus results.

By contrast, Democrats bind 12 of their 43 delegates to the results of the state convention.

That's why it was significant when Bernie Sanders won county-level delegate votes by a comfortable margin last weekend, even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote at the caucuses and locked in a 13-10 delegate lead.