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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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reply to post by OutKast Searcher
 

All due respect, but most of these caucuses are a "show up, vote and leave" event.

Once the caucus begins, each candidate can have someone stand up and speak for a few minutes, then they usually bypass all of the "plank agenda items" and go to the vote. Then while they are counting the votes, they carry on with party platform garbage.

Most people leave after the vote.




posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Scouring your thread now

Thanks

s&f



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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I believe that it doesn't quite work that way, but I could be wrong. There are sometimes SEVERAL votes done til they reach a consensus. There is also "swapping" votes betwen different precincts. I saw this being done(if I remember correctly) in 2008. What I mean by that is, precinct chairs for the different campaigns will be on the phones trading their supporters/votes with other precincts to try to get their guy/gal a win in certain precincts. It's a fascinating process full of different deals being made.
Watch tonite and you'll see!



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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From the Iowa Caucus website. Yes, it's an online poll, but still makes for some good LOL's when you consider all the hype in the MSM this week about "Romney's confidence for a win" and the "Rick Santorum surge." REALLY????? LMAO





posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
 

All due respect, but most of these caucuses are a "show up, vote and leave" event.

Once the caucus begins, each candidate can have someone stand up and speak for a few minutes, then they usually bypass all of the "plank agenda items" and go to the vote. Then while they are counting the votes, they carry on with party platform garbage.

Most people leave after the vote.


If you leave after the Presidential Preference vote...you miss the vote on the delegates...and that is the only vote that counts.

If this thread is to help educate people...you shouldn't tell people to leave after the Presidential Preference poll...I'm actually trying to help Ron Paul supporters here...because although I don't support him...I'm for a fair election process.

The "party platform garbage" is actually the only important part of the Caucus...this is where delegates are voted...and delegates support a certain candidate and are not bound by the preference poll.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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here is another on for you that will make you go





posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by freedom12
reply to post by sheepslayer247
 
I believe that it doesn't quite work that way, but I could be wrong. There are sometimes SEVERAL votes done til they reach a consensus. There is also "swapping" votes betwen different precincts. I saw this being done(if I remember correctly) in 2008. What I mean by that is, precinct chairs for the different campaigns will be on the phones trading their supporters/votes with other precincts to try to get their guy/gal a win in certain precincts. It's a fascinating process full of different deals being made.
Watch tonite and you'll see!


That is only for the Iowa Democratic Party Caucus.

The Republican Caucus in Iowa is a much more straightforward vote. There is one vote for the Presidential Preference poll...you are given a piece of paper, write down a last name, and they are counted.

There is also a vote for precinct delegates...but this is much less publicized but it is more important than the preference poll.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Here's a live page you can join for the Iowa Caucus conversation It's interesting to see what people are saying as it happens.

P.S. Here's a Poll for the Iowa Caucus and here are the results
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Dr UAE
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here is another on for you that will make you go





I dont know wether to laugh or cry


Yeah she is right, Ron Paul is a spoiler. A spoiler for the corrupt machine that has taken over our government. I dont know how these people sleep at night. Im serious, these people are either COMPLETLY brainwashed or they soak their pillow at night with tears for what they are doing.

Im not saying ,not being a Dr.Paul supporter makes you brainwashed. What I mean is that they are bashing a man over the head that is leading their own party. I dont see them attempting to crush any of the other front runners.

Anyhoo....rant over.


GOOOOOOO!!!!!! Ron!!
We can take this country back together!
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Already there, I'm not even going to bother watching (but thanks!)...I'm well aware that us Paul supporters are not decent americans according to Gingrich, and that we're actually just democratic mischief voters who support the destruction of Israel and the US. And we apparently hate black people and want to institute theocratic state rule.

The last two presidential elections have taught me so much about myself I was never aware of before. I truly hope Iowa is also populated by such horrible people as myself so we can show these upstanding establishment folks that we mean business.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Who are gonna watch the vote counting!! Ron Paul needs some people on the ground monitoring the counting!!



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by 2manyquestions
Here's a live page you can join for the Iowa Caucus conversation It's interesting to see what people are saying as it happens.

P.S. Here's a Poll for the Iowa Caucus and here are the results
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I dont have to many laugh out loud moments but when I went to the results page I have to be honest, I let out a little victorious chuckle! A smile spread across my face as I scrolled through the polls and saw our wonderful Dr.Paul winning by a landslide.




Ron Paul



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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The Ron Paul campaign has assured me, they have everyone of the over 1700 precincts covered with somebody physically there. I know this because I have offered to be there.


Go Ron Go!!



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by sheepslayer247
I will be attending one of the bigger caucus sites here in Des Moines. I can update anything of interest to this thread as well.

We expect to see record turnout this year, but many of us are concerned because it can take some time to register and get into the caucus to vote. The GOP has made it quite clear that they will close the doors at 7pm at all of the sites and will refuse to let anyone in to vote after that time. If you cant get in the door from 5:30pm to 7pm......you're out of luck.

This will be an interesting night and regardless of who wins I hope this is a fair election. I doubt it will be.

What is the general attitude there towards Ron Paul? Do you think he has a legit shot at winning?



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Thanks so much for the prompt response. I am sure glad that there is someone there physically to monitor the votes. Keeps me a little bit more at ease



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Who are gonna watch the vote counting!! Ron Paul needs some people on the ground monitoring the counting!!


Nobody is rigging the vote, if Paul loses it's because he hasn't got enough votes. Get over it.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by freedom12
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The Ron Paul campaign has assured me, they have everyone of the over 1700 precincts covered with somebody physically there. I know this because I have offered to be there.


Go Ron Go!!



A million stars for you!

Thats what is truly needed, feet on the ground. We need more people that are willing to actually go out and stand for their candidate rather than political pandering on the internet. Go you



reply to post by Cynicaleye
 

If Dr.Paul loses fair and square then so be it, but having people there to make sure that it is fair and square is the name of the game.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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The People (represented by Ron Paul) versus the Corporatocracy (cheer-lead by the Mainsteam Media). It's starting to get interesting.

The old lies and spin wear thin as the age of the internet kicks in.

That self-proclaimed bastion of impartiality, the BBC World Service, has devoted plenty of airtime to "reporting" and speculating upon the outcome of this contest. Almost invariably, (including a couple of nights ago) Ron Paul's name is not uttered. He does not exist. Not once have they reported his leading position in the polls. How will they handle it if he wins? Which will it be - no further reporting of the Iowa Caucus or "We apologise, there is a fault. The winner is a nameless person whose image and voice cannot be registered with our equipment"?

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by freedom12
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
 

The Ron Paul campaign has assured me, they have everyone of the over 1700 precincts covered with somebody physically there. I know this because I have offered to be there.


Go Ron Go!!



A million stars for you!

Thats what is truly needed, feet on the ground.


And to @cynicaleye
If Dr.Paul loses fair and square then so be it, but having people there to make sure that it is fair and square is the name of the game.


I understand, but the fact is if Paul loses then everybody will make the excuse that it was rigged.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Funny thing about that poll though, Mitt Romney is not even listed, lol (on the National security one at least, don´t notice him in the pie at all.)
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