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The Maine GOP are pretty much damned if they do-damned if they don't. If they don't do a recount then Paul supporters are going to complain about voter fraud. If they do a recount and Paul still comes in second they're going to complain about voter fraud. While I definitely agree that all the votes in Maine need to be counted, nothing is going to change if Paul doesn't win the state. Even he does win things really won't change. Maine is a fairly minor state and he will win by such a small margin that it won't give him much of a surge in other states and most of the delegates are already Paul supporters who would vote for him regardless of who who their precinct actually voted for.
Indeed... It could certainly be that way. I'll be rather happy if Paul turns out to win it for the recount. After all, you may recall, I voted for him last week in our primary here in Missouri. I couldn't agree more about him being the only honest one of the bunch...and for that reason, I'm hoping for the impossible and voting for a lost cause. I know this. I'll still vote for him if his name is there in Nov though! Ya never know.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Yeah.. I will just be dissapointed if they recount, but it doesn't count Washington and that one ends up making the difference.
If they recount, Paul still loses, then they consider Washington and that makes Paul the winner, then nothing can be said because it's a cry wolf thing. Actually that gets my conspiracy wheels turning and here is what I am saying.
I think (as of two seconds ago) the reason for this recount is just that. A day or so ago they announced they will be announcing the Washington vote to the media whether or not the GOP wants to include it in the count. I think the Maine GOP figured that if this is the last bit of news entering the MSM about their caucus then it will be basically a Paul win (if Washington makes the difference) so what they are doing is giving a recount that they think Paul will still lose to overshadow the Washington count that could make him the winner. Basically make him twice a loser so him finally being a winner is ignored. If Washington isn't counted in this new count then I think he will likely still lose and it will make the win he would have eventually gotten without the recount (the win based on Washington) negligent. Damn that GOP is sneaky.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by trust_no_one
So what are you saying? Recount or no recount, if Paul doesn't win it can't be valid? Forgive me..I must be misunderstanding you and look forward to a pinch of clarification on that.
Maine sounded off, alright. It still doesn't mean Paul won. Great if he did...but why ask for a recount if the results still won't be accepted...and it's being said before the totals are even offered?