Ron Paul convention delegates file suit to vote freely and allege rigged GOP state primaries Last week, 123 Republican convention delegates from seven western states filed suit with the 9th circuit federal court seeking an opinion from the court that would free them from their bound pledge to vote for Mitt Romney and instead allow them to vote their own personal opinions. The delegates who support Ron Paul, but many of which are bound to support Mitt Romney, also sued the RNC, its chairman and all seven GOP state chairs within the 9th circuit.