Did the ND GOP railroad state delegates to give Romney the most delegates?

From everything I’ve read and the video below, it sure sounds like it. Basically, around 1700 state convention delegates showed up to vote for 25 out of around 100 delegates to represent the state as delegates at the national convention. However, instead of getting a ballot with all 100 delegates listed out for selection, the voters got a ballot with 25 suggested delegates, most of whom have voiced their support for Mitt Romney. The ballot also had 25 blank lines in the second column, but the names of the delegates they were to choose from were projected on a screen at the front of the room and the projector cycled between a couple of screens because there were so many names.

In short, Romney ended up winning the delegate count with 16, Santorum with 7, and Ron Paul with 2. All of this, DESPITE the fact that Santorum won the straw poll with about 40% of the vote on Super Tuesday, Ron Paul came in 2nd with about 30%, and Romney came in last with about 26%.



Here’s the video explaining the process:

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