posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 12:42 PM
im the one who shot this video
216 Ron Paul delegates were able to vote, carry signs etc.
The point of this video is to show that the Delegates who registered online and showed up with out proper attire, or after 10am were denied.
The 10am cut off was not printed any where, and this is the problem.
If the GOP had simply said on the print out "you must arrive by 10am" then there would have been no problems.
Remember the straw poll was for 17,000 texas delegates. Only 1300 voted, and 200 + were bused in by the Ron Paul party from Dallas, Houston and
These 200 were a result of a 3 week long Austin meetup.com phone blitz. 10,000 delegates were called, 200 confirmed. Many more said maybe.
The people who were coming from out of town under their own transportation started arriving at 8 am. All of the busses arrived before 10 am. Anyone
who arrived after 10am were denied, even though the vote was until 1 to 2 pm. It actually ended around 1:30pm
There was no reason to stop voters from entering. They all had proof of who they were and only needed to pick up the pass the paid for online.
The paper was the proof of payment and had a registration number on it they would show the GOP to obtain the pass.
After 10am the un spoken for passes were removed from the building and put in the car you see in the video.
I only wish I had to journalistic fore thought to continue filming and get interviews and video of people being denied. That was the side entrance.
The front had even more security and we watched people get turned away at both entrances. Security would not even let me stand in the door way when it
started to rain.
Other out of town delegates