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Despite placing third, Ron Paul is still tied for first in delegate votes

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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:43 AM
Even though he came in third in a close race, Paul still came out with his head high.

As of right now (depending on which site you read), Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum are tied in delegate votes at seven delegates each.

Go Dr. Paul!

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by Mak Manto
There's a lot of confusion on the delegate question right now.

Regardless, Iowa's are unpledged delegates, so they're free to support whoever they will at the national convention.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:56 AM
I read (over 100 times) that RP was supposed to win Iowa. What happened?

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by Nite_wing
Here's what happened:

Strategist and commentator Dee Dee Benkie told Breitbart TV that she had spoken with Iowa GOP officials and that she was convinced that the State party was not going to allow Ron Paul to win the Iowa caucuses.

Appears likely there was some party diehard vote shuffling to aim for best outcome to keep Iowa from being made utterly irrelevant...I'm impressed they were able to beat him by less than 4000 votes after threatening to effectively disenfranchise the entire state on the national scene for at least a month running up to the caucuses and spent the last two weeks telling all the voters via the media and other candidates that he's racist and wants Iran to nuke Israel and the US off the face of the planet...

Most impressive.

I did think it was quite telling that Paul was leading in entrance polling and actual results until about 30% precincts reported, then tied until about 50% reporting, with Santorum and Romney then starting to pull away. Just my thoughts on what I saw. And the coincidental signal losses and feed switches when the Paul supporting military vet was giving his thoughts on foreign policy was also a nice touch.

edit on 1/4/2012 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:21 AM
I dont think he came third.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:31 AM
from wiki

an goes to say :

Note: Iowa's delegates are not directly chosen by the caucuses, but by district and state conventions which occur later in the cycle. The shown delegate counts are projections provided by the media. 25 delegates are chosen by the convention, and 3 are unpledged RNC delegates for a total of 28.[101] Projections are 13 electoral college delegates for Romney and 12 for Santorum.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:37 AM

Ron Paul May Have Secretly Won The Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES — Ron Paul may have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign's caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.

That's because Paul's massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates — the first step towards being elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

That's because Iowa's Republican caucuses are non-binding — they are technically just a straw poll, so once selected, delegates are free to vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose.

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