"Though we have every reason to believe that our momentum will build to the point that we may actually win a state, Dr. Paul has decided that the efforts of his most fervent supporters are too great to go to waste," wrote Howard. "Therefore, our campaign will try to acquire as many ballots cast for Dr. Paul as we can for recycling, on the off chance the Republican base doesn't suddenly rally around Ron Paul."
While the announcement was welcome news for some, die-hard Paul supporters like graduate student Travis Wilcox, 24, deemed it totally unnecessary.
"Why bother talking about recycling ballots when we all know Dr. Paul has the nomination in the bag?" said Wilcox. "His 27% in Minnesota was just the beginning. We have to be patient. I can guarantee that North Dakota's gonna be a big game-changer."
While most will be sent to recycling plants, some of the Paul ballots will be shredded and used as confetti at the Republican National Convention in Tampa where, according to Howard, "They're gonna look great raining down on Mitt Romney."