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Another in the bag; Ron Paul wins Maine

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posted on May, 6 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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I'm at the convention now, 15 delegates for Ron Paul, 6 more to elect and Romney's dickheads are trying to stuff the ballot with duplicate names to Ron Paul delegates, but that's pretty bland compared to all they did trying to rig the election yesterday...will tell more when I'm at a computer if people want to hear about it.
Edit: have a bit of free time so here's what went on yesterday:
the convention got delayed 2.5 hours off the bat because the Romney people came late
after the first vote elected the Ron Paul supporting candidate with about a10% lead, Romney's people started trying to stall and call in their friends, the chair was a Ron Paul supporter and won by 4 votes some hours later (after Romney's people tried and failed to steal some 1000 unclaimed badges for delegates (mostly Ron Paul supporters) who didn't show
everything was met with a recount, often several times
Romney people would take turns one at a time at the Ron Paul booth trying to pick fights with a group of Ron Paul supporters in an effort to get them kicked out, all attempts failed through the course of the day
the Romney supporters printed duplicate stickers to the Ron Paul ones for national delegates (same fonts, format, etc) with their nominees' names and tried to slip them into Ron Paul supporter's convention bags
in an attempt to stall and call in no-show delegates, Romney's people nominated no less than 200 random people as national delegates, then each went to stage one by one to withdraw their nomination
after two Ron Paul heavy counties voted and went home, Romney's people called a revote under some obscure rule and attempted to disqualify the two counties that had left (not sure if they were ever counted or not)
next they tried to disqualify all ballots and postpone voting a day, while a few of the Romney-campaigners tried to incite riots and got booed out of the convention center

Reddit
CS Monitor
CBS News
Huffington Post
Raw Story



Next up; Texas and California. PAUL COUNTRY!
Get ready for the great upset!




posted on May, 6 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Got this over @ GLP

Politics 2012: Ron Paul raining on Romney's parade
Mitt Romney may be getting all the splashy headlines in his march toward the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., but fellow Republican Ron Paul has been steadily fundraising, visiting primary states, picking up delegates and gaining control of state party organizations.
Read more: [link to www.upi.com]


Paul wins majority of Maine delegates
[link to www.politico.com]

Ron Paul Wins Minnesota Delegates by a Landslide
[link to www.allvoices.com]

RON PAUL WINS KEY VICTORIES IN MISSOURI CAUCUS
[link to www.ronpaul2012.com]

Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates
[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

Ron Paul Wins Louisiana Caucus
[link to www.marketwatch.com]

Ron Paul 2012 Wins Majority Of Washington Delegates
[link to www.ibtimes.com]

Ron Paul Wins Colorado With 17to18 Delegates
[link to www.dailypaul.com]

Ron Paul Wins Massachusetts Delegates in District Caucuses
[link to www.policymic.com]

*****Ron Paul Backers Take Over Alaska GOP*****
[link to www.therightperspective.org]

AND JUST IN IOWA!!!!!!!
Ron Paul backers dominate Iowa GOP nominees for national convention



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by The_Zomar

I'm at the convention now, 15 delegates for Ron Paul, 6 more to elect and Romney's dickheads are trying to stuff the ballot with duplicate names to Ron Paul delegates, but that's pretty bland compared to all they did trying to rig the election yesterday...will tell more when I'm at a computer if people want to hear about it.
Edit: have a bit of free time so here's what went on yesterday:
the convention got delayed 2.5 hours off the bat because the Romney people came late
after the first vote elected the Ron Paul supporting candidate with about a10% lead, Romney's people started trying to stall and call in their friends, the chair was a Ron Paul supporter and won by 4 votes some hours later (after Romney's people tried and failed to steal some 1000 unclaimed badges for delegates (mostly Ron Paul supporters) who didn't show
everything was met with a recount, often several times
Romney people would take turns one at a time at the Ron Paul booth trying to pick fights with a group of Ron Paul supporters in an effort to get them kicked out, all attempts failed through the course of the day
the Romney supporters printed duplicate stickers to the Ron Paul ones for national delegates (same fonts, format, etc) with their nominees' names and tried to slip them into Ron Paul supporter's convention bags
in an attempt to stall and call in no-show delegates, Romney's people nominated no less than 200 random people as national delegates, then each went to stage one by one to withdraw their nomination
after two Ron Paul heavy counties voted and went home, Romney's people called a revote under some obscure rule and attempted to disqualify the two counties that had left (not sure if they were ever counted or not)
next they tried to disqualify all ballots and postpone voting a day, while a few of the Romney-campaigners tried to incite riots and got booed out of the convention center

Reddit
CS Monitor
CBS News
Huffington Post
Raw Story



Next up; Texas and California. PAUL COUNTRY!
Get ready for the great upset!


Let us know when you have confident numbers!



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Can someone please clarify for me.
Is their still any chance of Ron winning the republican nomination?
Thanks.

ETA:
Just to explain I do actually support Ron but I am not to familiar with the American system and all.. So I am not being sarcastic if that is what people think.
Thanks again.
edit on 6-5-2012 by HumanCondition because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by HumanCondition
Can someone please clarify for me.
Is their still any chance of Ron winning the republican nomination?
Thanks.

ETA:
Just to explain I do actually support Ron but I am not to familiar with the American system and all.. So I am not being sarcastic if that is what people think.
Thanks again.
edit on 6-5-2012 by HumanCondition because: (no reason given)


Try a search there buddy. If this helps, that question only starts debates.



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by HumanCondition
Can someone please clarify for me.
Is their still any chance of Ron winning the republican nomination?
Thanks.



If this process were truly democratic, yes.

Unfortunately only Super PAC candidates will make the ballot.

$1 billion is the price of entry to the white house this time around.



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by zroth

Originally posted by HumanCondition
Can someone please clarify for me.
Is their still any chance of Ron winning the republican nomination?
Thanks.



If this process were truly democratic, yes.

Unfortunately only Super PAC candidates will make the ballot.

$1 billion is the price of entry to the white house this time around.
Perhaps they will let him win the nomination to make it seem democratic but obviously not let him win the white house..
So there is still a chance tho to win the nomination?
Would you bet on it?



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Absolutely there is a chance. It would not be the first time the presumed nominee lost. Ron Paul is qualified to be nominated and he is winning majority delegates in some states so he has a good chance. All he has to do is survive the first vote and then all bets are off.



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Bakatono
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Absolutely there is a chance. It would not be the first time the presumed nominee lost. Ron Paul is qualified to be nominated and he is winning majority delegates in some states so he has a good chance. All he has to do is survive the first vote and then all bets are off.
Would you bet on it?



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by HumanCondition

Originally posted by Bakatono
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Absolutely there is a chance. It would not be the first time the presumed nominee lost. Ron Paul is qualified to be nominated and he is winning majority delegates in some states so he has a good chance. All he has to do is survive the first vote and then all bets are off.
Would you bet on it?


Bet on what, his qualifications? Sure, I win. Good bet.

Bet on whether or not he wins? If I were in a casino or a state where that was legal I would absolutely bet you that Ron Paul wins. But I am not, so I can't. I will bet you a hypothetical amount of 10,000 dollars if that makes you feel better. Hypothetically of course.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 03:16 AM
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Absolutely there is a chance. It would not be the first time the presumed nominee lost. Ron Paul is qualified to be nominated and he is winning majority delegates in some states so he has a good chance. All he has to do is survive the first vote and then all bets are off.


Agreed. Here's a bit I posted the same about Warren G. Harding and the Republican Convention in another thread. (He became to be the 29th President of the United States)

en.wikipedia.org...


Harding's supporters thought of him as the next McKinley. By the time the convention began, a Senate sub-committee had tallied the monies spent by the various candidates, with totals as follows: Wood — $1.8 million; Lowden — $414,000; Johnson — $194,000; and Harding — $114,000; the committed delegate count at the opening gavel was: Wood — 124; Johnson — 112; Lowden — 72; Harding — 39. Still, at the opening, less than one-half of the delegates were committed. No candidate was able to corral a majority after nine ballots. Republican Senators and other leaders, who were divided without a singular political boss, met in Room 404 of the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago and after a nightlong session, tentatively concluded Harding was the best possible compromise candidate.


Harding was in last place, but after 9 ballots, he was nominated and eventually became the president.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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I'm really looking forward to this years elections outcome ... And it would be soo interesting to see what would happen if RP would win the elections ...



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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Even if he doesn't win the nomination, I consider his campaign a success for bringing the ridiculousness of the Fed / military industrial complex into common thought. Even narcissistic, conservative old men (my father) are starting to realize that our monetary system is broken.

It's great to see him win delegates, but I fear that a corrupt system and an ignorant voting base will prevent him from taking the nomination... The Revolution, however, has already begun, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.
edit on 7-5-2012 by ddaniel because: emphasis



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by HumanCondition
Can someone please clarify for me.
Is their still any chance of Ron winning the republican nomination?
Thanks.


I posted a thread with 3 great videos that detail the US Presidential Election process the other night.

If you have questions about the process (if anyone does), I think these videos do an amazing job of explaining. They're quick and fun too!

US Presidential Election Process - Civics in a Minute



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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maine...



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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This experience sounds A LOT like what I experienced at the Washington State caucuses recently. I was stunned that these other people (everyone but Paul supporters) could be so shady…



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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HAHAA!!!

On topic: Yes I am excited to see Ron Paul still pushing strong. As others have said before, regardless of the outcome, the idea has been planted. The ideas he brings to the table, mainly logic, are gaining traction and attention. Have a great day!



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Various different reports are saying that Ron Paul has raised more funds last month than both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Looks like he'll be able to stay in the race all the way to the convention. Too bad GOP won't give him a platform to speak.

Hopefully, he'll use those funds to run as an independant. Anyone who cares enough about politics to actually look into where the Candidates stand on the issues of the day, instead of just blindly following whomever FOX NEWS or CNN tells them to vote for, would see that Dr Paul is the logical choice for a truly Conservative USA.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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I have a very general question. If you wanted to change parties from dem to rep, can you do it at the polls, or do you have to register as such before you vote?

I have tried to google it up, but it seems there are conflicting answers.

Thanks
edit on 7-5-2012 by charlyv because: clarity




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