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In the waning hours of a dramatic and contentious Republican National Convention, not everyone was sticking around for the headliner.

Giovanni Cicione is flying home to Rhode Island on Thursday, disheartened by what he has seen in Cleveland this week.

The former head of the Rhode Island Republican Party was a delegate for U.S. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was booed Wednesday after declining to endorse nominee Donald Trump.

Cicione says he's disturbed by the nationalist fervor of Trump supporters and decided to skip Trump's acceptance speech. He was a member of the platform committee and says he tried unsuccessfully to make it more inclusive.

The state's other Cruz delegate, Rob Sullivan, stayed to show unity against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Most of the other delegates are Trump supporters.




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