Swapped some e-mails with Skip Brion, Chester County’s GOP chair. He corrected me, in that Chester County has only one delegate going to the GOP convention, not two. We voted on a delegate and alternate, and Rep. Gerlach is the delegate.
Skip also mused that perhaps a protest vote would be irrelevant unless the convention was brokered, which looks increasingly unlikely. I don’t mean to imply he has a position on the matter. If he does, he hasn’t shared it with me. He probably wouldn’t, either, since I publish all this on the web!
Anyhow, it seems to be his suggestion isn’t quite right. After all, if the convention is indeed brokered, a protest vote would be more powerful as it would have bearing on who became the nominee. If there is a clear nominee, though, it would be nothing more than a clear protest at the absurdity of the primary process. Nothing more. It couldn’t be misinterpreted.