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Ron Paul Has A Question: What If Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?
http://www.dailypaul.com/222946/what-happens-when-gingrich-doesnt-get-a-plurality-of-delegates-in-5-states ^ | March 25, 2012 | Ron Paul

Posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by Steelfish

What Happens When Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States? 03/25/2012 Ron Paul

What Happens When Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?

This may have been asked before, but Gingrich isn't looking like he'll get the majority of delegates in at least 5 states while we will. What happens to Gingrich and his delegates since he says he'll go to the convention? Particularly, what happens on first round of voting? Do they still vote for him if bound?

Will his delegates become unbound after first round?

State laws vary on when a delegate becomes unbound (FL for instance is 2 rounds of voting).

If Newt does not have a plurality of delegates from 5 states, then he cannot be nominated from the floor. If he cannot be nominated from the floor, he has effectively dropped out of the race (and will likely formally withdraw), and if that be the case his delegates will be unbound prior to the first vote.

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1 posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Big RP fan now, are you?


2 posted on 03/25/2012 9:52:56 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Steelfish

I don’t think that part matters as much. I think Gingrich will use his bargaining chip for a position in cabinet.

If he contributes to stopping Romney, then he’s accomplished a lot.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 9:56:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: moonhawk

We don’t duck questions, no matter from what quarter they come. How about answering it.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 9:58:25 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Did you finally figure out Mittens for the flop horse he is?


5 posted on 03/25/2012 10:00:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Then, under the rules of the convention, he asks some state delegations to vote on supporting his nomination. I suspect he would find enough to do so.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 10:02:14 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Steelfish

Binding delegate votes is covered by each of the 57 states, not by the RNC (except for appeals to convention rules committees).


7 posted on 03/25/2012 10:02:57 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Steelfish
What if Uncle Paul doesn't get plurality in any states?


8 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

This is a question that seems to be glossed over when people argue that Newt will have some sort of power at the Convention as it stands. If he doesn’t win three more states, I don’t see how he get any control on the floor.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 10:06:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Once again the GOP culls the strongest to back the weak.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 10:08:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Ron Paul is smarter than santorum and both are loose cannons.
They are both beating on Newt and Romney will be the nominee

Gee this is swell.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lazlo in PA; mylife; parksstp; American Constitutionalist

Gingrich is out of the delegate hunt, since Santorum won his spectacular one day trifecta Gingrich’s continued presence in the race has enabled Romney to move forward with squeaky thin wins as in his own home state of MI and in OH, and now with a distant third place finish in La his quixotic campaign is beyond any rational explanation except to his sugar-daddy Andelson who is using Gingrich as foil to stop Santorum. Those who refuse to see this are denying reality and are acting like the three proverbial monkeys. Paul raises a very interesting question. What Gingrich is doing in WI is inexplicable. He keeps dividing the anti-Romney vote and pushes Romney closer to the magic 1441.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 10:15:07 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum sucks. he proved it this week when he decided that he was judge and jury to George Zimmerman.

No trial needed.

spit!


13 posted on 03/25/2012 10:19:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

When did you become a Ron Paul fan?


14 posted on 03/25/2012 10:21:49 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Nice try in avoiding to answer a tough question. Is this what the Newties do?


15 posted on 03/25/2012 10:28:24 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: mylife
Once again the GOP culls the strongest to back the weak.

Wouldn't by definition the strongest be winning if he were indeed strong?

16 posted on 03/25/2012 10:29:25 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s not true....the data backs Newt up that if he bows out that those supporting him would split a little more like 50/50 to both Romney and Santorum. Therefore it would help Romney more than help Santorum

But in a larger sense...all of the current candidates sucks. Santorum is a rank amateur with him going off on issues that are irrelevant to the most important issues facing this election, nobody seems to care or want Newt and Romney is Obama-lite. Ron Paul should just sit and stare in the corner


17 posted on 03/25/2012 10:31:27 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lazlo in PA

That would be the usual definition.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 10:31:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigtigermike

Amen


19 posted on 03/25/2012 10:32:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s not what PPP internal polling data suggests. Somewhere between 57%-60% of Gingrich’s vote would go to Santorum. Romney would have lost both MI and OH if Gingrich withdrew after Santorum’s extraordinary one-day trifecta.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 10:35:01 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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we got nothing, we’ve culled the best.
Now we are running candidates that are weak as water against obozo

we are screwed.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 10:40:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Why are you still obsessed with Newt?


22 posted on 03/25/2012 10:40:31 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Newt is toast. Why do you folks still begin threads about what Newt said or did or where he campaigns and attempt to belittle Santorum who has won 11 states while your tired looking “warrior” fights with Ron Paul for last place finish? and now Paul is asking an embarrassing question of your guy and no one tries to even answer him.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 10:47:25 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Because santorum sucks, he’s always sucked.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 10:50:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Santorum plays religion like Obama plays his skin color


25 posted on 03/25/2012 10:56:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Do you think that Santorum can deny Romney 1144 if Newt drops out? Do you think he’ll win over 70% of the remaining delegates? California? New Jersey? Maryland? New York?

If he were to pull off that miracle do you think he’ll be able to go to the convention, and magically pull some Romney delegates? Isn’t it more likely that if Romney needs delegates at the convention that the establishment will pull Santorum delegates to Romney?


26 posted on 03/25/2012 11:00:05 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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How the **** does santorum be judge and jury to george zimmerman?

He sure was quick to do it.
Zimmerman may be right he may be wrong, but Santo can stuff his pious BS


27 posted on 03/25/2012 11:00:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Santorum was the only GOP candidate to toss Zimmerman under the bus before a trial.
28 posted on 03/25/2012 11:04:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Right on Mylife. Go NEWT.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 11:04:18 PM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: nurse-rn

He is not leadership material


30 posted on 03/25/2012 11:06:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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most people follow blindly


31 posted on 03/25/2012 11:09:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

The answer is, that Newt, being a person of honor, will follow the rules.

He’ll also know them as well as anyone, so I reckon he’ll know what he’s doing.

RP, as we all know, is not a person of honor.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 11:31:00 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: mylife

Santorum sucks. he proved it this week when he decided that he was judge and jury to George Zimmerman.

No trial needed.

spit!
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EXACTLY!!!!

Did you see the pic of the lil homie with his pants hanging. What has Newt said about it?


33 posted on 03/26/2012 12:28:06 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Steelfish
Look what Romney's Texas ringer is saying. Staying in the race may pay off in getting I-never-saw-an-election-I-couldn't-buy to name your boy senator his VP. How disgustingly pathetic, and of no surprise. Go home Ron, and sit on the porch where you belong. Your bankroll is bust, and you;ve got no wind in your sails.
34 posted on 03/26/2012 2:15:39 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: Steelfish
What Happens When Gingrich Doesn't Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?

To avoid this ...Paul should quit the race and endorse Newt.

35 posted on 03/26/2012 3:47:31 AM PDT by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: Steelfish

If that’s the case than it steal would help Romney because with that “say” extra 40% of support, it would put him over the top versus a two-man race


36 posted on 03/26/2012 3:54:59 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Steelfish

He keeps dividing the anti-Romney vote and pushes Romney closer to the magic 1441.

Maybe he’s looking for the VP slot.


37 posted on 03/26/2012 3:59:17 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: mylife

Everyday I think I can’t dislike Santorum more...then he says something stupid, and I do.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mylife

‘Santorum plays religion like Obama plays his skin color’

so true! obozo was the black ‘messiah’. Now Santorum is the ‘saint’.

The herd yearns for a ‘spiritual’ leader - messiah or saint - so they latch onto him/her and history repeats itself.

We shall see if the saint wins over the messiah (i.e. if the saint has a chance). I suppose the saint is more American than the messiah hence should be more for the Americans - but then the saint refuses to disclose his father’s citizenship at time of the saint’s birth thus perpetuating what the messiah has started - trumping his nose at the Americans who just want to uphold article 2 in the constitution.

I would be all for the saint if he stands up for article 2 -all the saint has to do is show doc proof that his father was a naturalized US citizen at time of his birth and by doing so he will force the media to question obozo’s father’s citizenship status as well (or they will argue against it thus starting a national dialogue on this issue, which is good), but........no, the saint being the saint, high above us little people, acts like he does not have to answer to us people. That, is not quite ‘saint’ enough for me to put him up on the pedestal.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 4:51:55 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: chrisnj

I know, many will jump all over me for bringing up this ‘fringe’ issue, accusing me of using this as an excuse to oppose Santorum.
To me, among others, this is one of the very important issues, if not the most. I WILL be all for whoever is brave enough to seek the truth of obozo’s constitutional eligibility - Paul, Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, Palin......

The (well-known) presidential candidate who can stand up to obozo and call him on his ineligibility can and will save America. Will you Santorum supporters be brave enough to convince your chosen one to address this one issue that will save America and show everyone how right you are about your chosen one?


40 posted on 03/26/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: Steelfish

Rick Santorum Has A Question: What If Ron Paul Doesn’t Get A Plurality Of Delegates In 5 States?


41 posted on 03/26/2012 6:03:13 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Mozilla

Its a Fair question for Speculation. Newt not going to drop out.

But lets say he does what happens to Newt 75 Delegates from SC and GA. In both Elections Mittens came in second. Do these delegates drop down to Mittens or are the Delegates unbound.

an Additional 75 Delegates for Mittens makes 1144 lot easier to reach.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT by Bailee
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