Heading into Saturday’s credential decision-making process – the process that decides which of the 374 "contested" delegates and alternates would be seated – it looked, to some, as though the vast majority might be excluded. But in the end only 53 of the total found themselves on the outside looking in.
Many of the 374 who had been challenged over such things as questions of loyalty to the party were being targeted because of their support for Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. But party officials had insisted the questions involved the fact that some of those being challenged had actually belonged to other parties, such as the Libertarian Party. This was the case for 10 of those denied credentials.
The business of the day continued with some minor disagreements from Paul supporters over procedural issues, but the floor fight that had been feared by GOP officials never materialized.