As for electoral college. At your county meeting at the state convention you will announce that you wish to be a candidate for the electoral college. You may want to start campaigning for it beforehand. What is involved is that you will sign a contract stating that you will vote for the candidate that the Republican Party picks during the electoral college vote after the general election. If the Republican wins the general election, then you will be sent to Austin to take part in the electoral college vote. At which time you may decide to break the contract and suffer the ramifications in order to vote for Ron Paul anyway (if he does not receive the RP nomination). A few electors have done so in the past, which actually gave us our first electoral votes for a female candidate back in the 80s.