Yes, normal policy is to deny RMA for bent pins, but with this socket I have seen MANY people get approved RMA's with bent pins, as they must know this also happens in manufacturing as well.
I've actually been sent a brand new board direct from the factory, that had bent pins. So it can happen for sure!
Some of these do not look that way, but the will probably honor a RMA for you. Since you are right there in CA, shipping to them, and them back to you, shouldn't take too long at all.
You could also call in and talk to someone about it all before starting the RMA if you wanted.
Here are the bent pins I see, and from these images the pins actually look broke (Top missing or bent over the wrong way). As for the other images, I do see 1-2 other possible bent pins, but these are plenty enough for you to go ahead and RMA.
No need for further images or messing with this really until you get a different board, put the socket cover on and start the RMA process via online or on the phone.
Contact them directly on the phone (Select USA)
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We could waste a few days trying settings to see if that would fix it, but I'm 99.9% sure it wont with that many pins possibly damaged.