Last Night After Gov. Palins speech, the roll coll of states was conducted to determine the tally for the Nomination of Republican Party Candidate for
Each state is called upon by a secretary, a representative from the state, takes the microphone and says something like 'My Great state of ___ , the
home of the Worlds biggest Ball of String, is proud to cast 28 votes for John Mc Cain." Then the recording secretary says"----state-28 votes John
But 5 states had a split delegation.
First up was Alaska, 24 votes for McCain and 5 for Ron Paul. The recording secretary, repeated it back saying ONLY "Alaska, 24 votes for McCain."
Then it was Oregon, "26 votes for McCain and 4 votes for Ron Paul." Again the recording secretary ignored Paul and only repeated,"Oregon-26 votes
At this point I thought well maybe they only want to emphasize McCain, to rally the troops, but this happened.....
"Utah 2 votes for Mitt Romney, 34 votes for John McCain." The recording secretary repeated "Utah, two votes for Romney, 34 votes for McCain".
Washington State said "36 votes for John McCain, 4 votes for Ron Paul"
Recording Secretary repeated only, "Washington 36 votes for John McCain".
Then the worst one of all,
West Virginia said, "2 votes for Dr. Paul, 28 votes for McCain".
Recording Secretary said, "What, I can't hear you, what? OK West Virginia-30 votes for McCain"
The tally was then added up and they said they had only 5 votes for Ron Paul, two for Romney and the rest for McCain. the Chairman asked If there was
any comments from the delegation, "Do to the delegates agree?A Ron Paul Delegate in the back called out "NO!". Then the Chairman said, "hearing
no objection we will record these numbers." Ron Paul Had 15 votes!!
All the people who spent thousand of dollars, hours and sleepless nights and tiresome days campaigning for Ron Paul were disrespected and worse
ignored by the GOP. Ron Paul earned more delegates and votes (1.2 million) than both Thompson and Giuliani, but was not even invited to attend, much
less speak, at their Convention of War Mongering and Lies.
The true tally reported by each state can be found at this link:
[edit on 9/4/2008 by Missing Blue Sky]