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Originally posted by infiltr8u
couldn't he take some legal action against that? anybody know the law?
has he made a public statement about that yet?
Originally posted by DamnedDirtyApes
The rest of the field can't compete against him. They are trying to level the playing field. Come election time, a landslide victory would be only fitting. Then again, if the election is rigged and some other stooge wins, then everyone will know it.
Originally posted by AlphaHumana
Ron Paul does well amongst webizens and bloggers, but not so much amongst the GOP as a whole - I rarely hear folks talk about him at the meetings of my county Republican club, for example.
Why they took him off that blogger-run straw poll site I have no idea, but blame GOPbloggers.org, not the GOP.
UPDATE: Some of you may be wondering about the absence of Ron Paul from this months straw poll. Let me explain. After my decision to include Ron Paul in the previous poll, I monitored (to the best of my ability) the efforts by Paul's online supporters. With the help of other bloggers, we discovered a sophisticated coordinated effort to spam the poll, obfuscate their actions, and even cheat the poll.
Shortly after the launch of the previous poll, I received an email from Jesse Benton, the communications director for Ron Paul's campaign. He was interested in getting information about what safeguards are used in the straw poll in order to protect it from spammers/cheaters. I made it clear that I was not about to share the details of what protections are place. His response was a bit less than amicable.
I found it very curious that someone from Ron Paul's campaign would have such an active interest in the GOP Straw Poll and specifically request such guarded details about it. This high suspect request, combined with the efforts of Paul's online supporters to spam/cheat the poll. Ron Paul has been removed from this months poll in order to provide usable data on the acceptability/unacceptability of the candidates in the race. As you may have noticed in the previous poll, people who voted for Ron Paul as their number one choice also only put Ron Paul as the only acceptable candidate -- a voting behavior not mimicked by supporters of other candidates. This made the data severely flawed and useless as a barometer -- even for an unscientific one.
Originally posted by Sri Oracle
I personally am boycotting the entire voting system in the US until electronic voting is outlawed.