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RNC Chairman Balloting - 2nd Ballot Results
Watching live on C-SPAN | 1/30/2009 | Me

Posted on 01/30/2009 9:57:12 AM PST by ReagansRaiders

Second ballot:

168 ballots. 85 to win --

Mike Duncan - 48

Michael Steele - 48

Katon Dawson - 29

Saul Anuzis - 24

Ken Blackwell - 19


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1 posted on 01/30/2009 9:57:12 AM PST by ReagansRaiders
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To: ReagansRaiders

Sorry to show my stupidity, but who gets to vote?


2 posted on 01/30/2009 9:58:25 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Go Steele. If not Blackwell - and its pretty obvious thats the way it is - then Steele.

Duncan has failed us too many times, we can’t afford that any longer.


3 posted on 01/30/2009 9:58:42 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Who’s Mike Duncan? I have to presume he’s “their” man, since he’s winning with no publicity


4 posted on 01/30/2009 9:58:53 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: ReagansRaiders

They won’t learn it. We need Conservatives like Blackwell, not RINOs. But looking good for Steele. I prefer him to Duncan.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 9:59:02 AM PST by SolidWood (www.sarahpac.com / Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Will we know the answer today??? Thanks.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 9:59:02 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ReagansRaiders

This could take a while. Nobody’s giving up just yet, but it doesn’t look promising for Duncan. Mind you, Steele isn’t running away with it either.


7 posted on 01/30/2009 9:59:06 AM PST by tyke
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To: ReagansRaiders

Great. Steele coming back on 2d vote.


8 posted on 01/30/2009 10:01:40 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a Chicago gangland punk, street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Did they take a break or did C-Span cut away?


9 posted on 01/30/2009 10:01:59 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

They’re on a 10 minute break


10 posted on 01/30/2009 10:03:05 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: ReagansRaiders
Do they keep voting until someone gets 85 votes? Is there is a run off where the two candidates with most votes are on the ballot?
11 posted on 01/30/2009 10:03:23 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: ReagansRaiders
Who are Katon Dawson and Saul Anuzis? I'm not familiar with them. Which way would their supporters likely go if they had to choose between Duncan and Steele? Blackwell's would likely go for Steele in a two way race.
12 posted on 01/30/2009 10:03:51 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: ReagansRaiders

BTTT


13 posted on 01/30/2009 10:05:03 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: KarlInOhio

Dawson is the SC state chair, Anuzis is Michigan state chair. (or did I mix them up?)


14 posted on 01/30/2009 10:05:46 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: jveritas

I believe they just keep on voting until there’s a winner. The candidates with the fewest votes will eventually lose their votes, or trade away their votes and withdraw.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 10:05:57 AM PST by tyke
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To: KarlInOhio

Dawson’s will go to Duncan. Anuzis could split.


16 posted on 01/30/2009 10:06:17 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: jveritas

Why didn’t the low man on the totem pole (Blackwell) be forced to drop off after the 1st vote? Could somebody explain the rules to me and if the low man will be eliminated in subsequent votes?


17 posted on 01/30/2009 10:06:38 AM PST by techno
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To: ReagansRaiders

The thing is, we need a person who can present Republican ideas well in opposition to Obama.

Steele is that guy. If Duncan pulls it out, it is clear the GOP wants to lose again in two and four years.


18 posted on 01/30/2009 10:07:12 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Hey wait!!!! I am a registered useless repube....when do I get to vote?


19 posted on 01/30/2009 10:09:01 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Wow. I thought Blackwell was a favorite. Glad to see Steele doing well. So much for the handicappers.


20 posted on 01/30/2009 10:10:41 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Vaquero

Anyone have pictures of these men?
Who is the current chair?


21 posted on 01/30/2009 10:10:45 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: ReagansRaiders

Anybody would be better than Duncan.


22 posted on 01/30/2009 10:11:49 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Vaquero

In my state, we registered republicans voted at our caucuses last year, sent delegates to the state convention, where our National Committee People were elected - these are the folks voting now. Folks really don’t realize how important attending caucuses are. If we want to affect the workings of the party, we need to get involved there.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 10:12:05 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: rwfromkansas
In Duncan's defense, I'm not sure there was much he could have done different this past year. Let's be honest, McCain dragged us down.

I think given better dynamics, you will be happy with Duncan. He's been great for party development here in Kentucky throughout the years.

24 posted on 01/30/2009 10:12:23 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: keepitreal

Thanks!


25 posted on 01/30/2009 10:13:04 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: napscoordinator

Look for black or white smoke.


26 posted on 01/30/2009 10:13:07 AM PST by monocle
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To: Vaquero
Hey wait!!!! I am a registered useless repube....when do I get to vote?

The Republican Party is much like Congress and is a representative democracy. As a registered Republican you had the opportunity to take part in the party's reorganization last year. Each state has a national committeeman, national committeeman and state chair that are elected by their state's executive committee. Those are the people voting in this election.

27 posted on 01/30/2009 10:14:36 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: ReagansRaiders

Who do I want?


28 posted on 01/30/2009 10:16:14 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Grace = unmerited favor; Mercy = punishment withheld)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Are they roughing it at the GREENBRIER?


29 posted on 01/30/2009 10:18:04 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: monocle

LOL!


30 posted on 01/30/2009 10:18:29 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: keepitreal

I hate the caucus system.

I do NOT want to discuss my vote with anyone. I want to go into the booth and vote without some yahoo, telling my how to vote.

the caucus system gave us Obama.

the caucus system must GO.


31 posted on 01/30/2009 10:19:30 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: monocle

lol. That actually was very funny.


32 posted on 01/30/2009 10:20:31 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ReagansRaiders

From NRO Campaign Spot:

“Another reporter notes that the RNC has to be out of the ballroom by 5 p.m. because a wedding is slated to use the room starting at 5:30.”

Wonder if this will end up out in the parking lot!


33 posted on 01/30/2009 10:21:02 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Vaquero

Our caucus system is by secret ballot. We met, those who wanted to run gave speeches and a secret ballot was taken. What is good about it is that you meet those in your precinct and you actually get to know who you’re voting for. If you voted in a primary situation for a party convention how would you even have a chance to know who you are voting for?


34 posted on 01/30/2009 10:25:38 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal

I want Michael Steele..I LOVE the guy, he is awesome, he better win!!


35 posted on 01/30/2009 10:26:08 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: KarlInOhio

Anuzis was something to do with the Michigan Republican party. I used to be on his email list. Seems conservative enough, obviously not very effective in getting Republicans elected there.


36 posted on 01/30/2009 10:26:42 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: keepitreal
Wonder if this will end up out in the parking lot!

Or shirtless at the 7-11.

Ob. Freeper lore post. :)

37 posted on 01/30/2009 10:27:44 AM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

I was wanting Blackwell but as a second choice Steel would do.


38 posted on 01/30/2009 10:29:44 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: listenhillary

Republican National Committee members.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 10:29:52 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: techno
Why didn’t the low man on the totem pole (Blackwell) be forced to drop off after the 1st vote? Could somebody explain the rules to me and if the low man will be eliminated in subsequent votes?

Because that's the voting system the RNC chose to use. Nobody is required to drop out at any stage, but eventually behind the scenes lobbying and horse-trading will see one or more of the less popular candidates throwing their support behind someone else. I don't know what happens if the vote remains deadlocked with delegates refusing to change their vote, but I doubt that will happen. At some point you'll see a large swing toward one candidate and the writing will be on the wall for the others.

40 posted on 01/30/2009 10:32:09 AM PST by tyke
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To: keepitreal; Vaquero

When I caucused for Dukakis in Minnesota in whatever year that was, we discussed, loudly, passionately, and at great length, all the local issues as well - every pothole, every drug-dealing street corner, and those concerns went up the political line as well. It dragged on for hours, and I loved it. The only people who show up are the ones who really care about their precinct, so you can make grassroots connections and actually try to get something done. I wish Virginia would go back to the caucus system.


41 posted on 01/30/2009 10:33:03 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Steele is a loser- so he’s well qualified to head the RNC...

Seriously, “loser” could fairly be put on any of these guys.
Blackwell at least has a record of fighting hard.

Let’s hope Steele doesn’t do eveny worse as Chairman of the national party than he did as chairman of Maryland’s.


42 posted on 01/30/2009 10:33:16 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: ReagansRaiders

Balloting has stopped.

Al Franken showed up, and said he won this election. /s


43 posted on 01/30/2009 10:34:01 AM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: nina0113

I agree.


44 posted on 01/30/2009 10:34:19 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Go Man of Steele! I really like him.


45 posted on 01/30/2009 10:37:50 AM PST by romanesq
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To: ReagansRaiders
Third ballot results Duncan 44 Steele 51 Dawson 34 Anuzis 24 Blackwell 15
46 posted on 01/30/2009 10:38:12 AM PST by mak5
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To: ReagansRaiders

How many more rounds of voting?


47 posted on 01/30/2009 10:38:26 AM PST by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: conservativeinferno

As many as it takes to get a majority.


48 posted on 01/30/2009 10:39:13 AM PST by tyke
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To: ReagansRaiders

3rd Ballot Results:

Steele 51
Duncan 44
Blackwell 15

Didn’t catch the rest


49 posted on 01/30/2009 10:39:43 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Badeye

Last Friday when Michael Steele was sitting in for Bill Bennett on “Morning in America” he defended Eric Holder (an old friend of his, he said.) His logic was that Holder will be confirmed and Republicans should lay off and not waste their shots. That logic doesn’t go very far with me.

Steele is articulate and looks good on TV, but I need to be convinced of his depth. The Republicans have a chance to win the House back in 2010. That has to be done if we are going to stop BO, and we need a Chairman who will focus on that like a laser.


50 posted on 01/30/2009 10:39:57 AM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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