AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - It was a long day packed with controversy for Maine Republicans at their state convention.
Ron Paul supporters threw a wrench in the convention process when they showed up and voted in force.
They successfully elected Ron Paul supporters as the convention secretary and chairperson.
Brent Tweed won the chair position by just four votes. But those upsets caused hours of delays as Mitt Romney supporters questioned the accuracy and validity of the votes. Paul supporters say they came to the convention expecting a fight.
"That's the way the delegate process works," explains Aaron Quinn, a delegate from Brunswick, "and we understand the delegate process and we're working it to the best of its abilities in favor of our candidate just as the Mitt Romney people are working it in favor of theirs."
Matthew McDonald, a Paul supporting delegate from Belfast takes it even further, "This is happening all over the country," he explains, "Ron Paul will probably walk out of this place with a majority of delegates."
The convention expects to hear the results of the national delegate vote Sunday.
Much of the passion and drive on the part of the Paul supporters is sparked, in part, by the Republican Caucuses in Maine back in February.
Many cried foul when their votes weren't counted in a straw poll of republican presidential candidates.
The state party declared Romney the winner before many Eastern Maine communities got the chance to vote.
After an outcry, the party decided to re-tally the votes.
Mitt Romney kept his victory with the new numbers.