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Originally posted by DrEugeneFixer
This pattern of pandering to racists is appalling and in fact it continues in his pandering to neoconfederates with his nonsense speechifying and falsification of history.
Originally posted by Monts
Originally posted by mileysubet
I have a question as a RP supporter. If RP does not get the GOP nomination or isn't on the ballot, can I still write him in, and will it be as effective as if he was on the ballot in the first place. Please forgive my ignorance, but it has been 8 years since I have last voted and am not sure of the rules.
I believe it's actually illegal to write-in names on a ballot (well at least it is here in Canada)
Regardless, I think most voting in the US is electronic now so it wouldn't matter anyways
Originally posted by Monts
By now, it is clear that the Maine caucuses were a complete mess.
Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney's 194-vote victory over Ron Paul was prematurely announced, if not totally wrong. Washington County canceled their caucus on Saturday on account of three inches of snow (hardly a blizzard by Maine standards), and other towns that scheduled their caucuses for this week have been left out of the vote count. Now, it looks like caucuses that did take place before Feb. 11 have also been left out of final tally.
As the full extent of the chaos unfolds, sources close to the Paul campaign tell Business Insider that it is looking increasingly like Romney's team might have a hand in denying Paul votes, noting that Romney has some admirably ruthless operatives on his side and a powerful incentive to avoid a fifth caucus loss this month.
Interesting article from Buisness Insider.
I can't see the coming months as being anything but a lose-lose situation for the anti-Paul GOP establishment- people who support Ron Paul never change their mind, his numbers are growing, and without doubt the blatant voter fraud that is now clearly evident is going to nothing but create rage among voters and rally his supporters.
If Paul isn't the nominee, I think it's pretty much fair to say Obama will win.
Even though I'm from Canada, I can't help but cheer on Ron Paul and give his supporters all the support I can, as I feel he is a threat to the establishment that not only rules the US, but most of the western world as well.
edit on 15/2/1212 by Monts because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by Monts
The caucus in Maine was and is meaningless. It nets no Delegates. It's just a barometer reading. That's why there is no reason to add the handful of votes that would likely not change the percentage in a meaningful way anyway.
If your interested you should read up on how the Primary process works and how our elections work.
Originally posted by Damrod
...slavery WAS NOT what started the Civil War...this is a historical fact that...the lame stream media and historical manipulation has changed what people think but the facts are what they are. Lincoln seized on the Northern distaste for slavery as a means to draw in support of the war effort against the rebellion. Please, for the love of true history...do some research. Those that do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. Yes slavery was bad...everyone in the north knew that...but that is not what the civil war was started over...