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Delegates nominate Romney-Ryan at Day Two of RNC

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(08/28/12) - It's the event many of our Mid-Michigan delegates were most excited about at the Republican National Convention – the roll call vote. Wednesday night, they became part of history – helping to secure the nomination for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

It was quite a sight on the floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum as the delegation voted to nominate Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president. In Michigan, the numbers came down 24 delegates for Romney and four delegates for Ron Paul.

"I am truly honored to announce these votes for a man who happens to be my brother and whom I love – Mitt Rommey, the next president of the United States," said Mitt Romney's brother, Scott Romney, who represented the Michigan delegation during the roll call vote Tuesday evening. 

Michigan's native son got almost all the votes from his home state – 24 out of 30.

"We are on to victory in November. No doubt in my mind," said Mid-Michigan delegate Michelle Voorheis, who was one of those votes for Romney.  

After the primaries, Michigan's delegates were split 50-50 between Romney and Rick Santorum, but Santorum recently released his delegates and told them they could vote for whomever they wanted.

"So I think it really says something for Mitt Romney that the Santorum delegates through their support to him, and just four did for Ron Paul," Voorheis said.

In the end, the votes for Paul didn't really matter as Romney surpassed the 1,144 votes needed to clinch the nomination.  Voorheis now can't wait to hear her party's nominee speak Thursday night.

"It's going to be big. And his family is going to be here. People are going to love his sons, his wife. I think he's going to be our guy," she said.

The festivities are far from over. Wednesday's theme at the convention is "We Can Change It," and speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former presidential candidate John McCain, and the acceptance speech by vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

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