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To: TropicanaRose

We live just outside a town of around 5,500. Since we aren’t in the city limits we have a very small precinct. During the last caucus our precinct had eight people. Tonight we had around 48, so it was quite a crowd. It appeared that all precincts in our town had more that expected. The whole town met at the high school and then we split into separate areas (based on precinct).
We began by saying the pledge and then people were given five minutes each to speak on behalf of candidates. We had three speakers, two for Santorum and one for Ron Paul. After they spoke our county sheriff who lives in our precinct spoke about his desire to continue in his elected position. Then we voted by paper ballot for the candidates. They were printed on paper and we put them in a Christmas gift bag. Then as the meeting continued a couple of people counted the votes. We voted 22 for Santorum, 6 Romney, 9 Paul, 4 Bachman, 8 Gingrich.
After the voted we selected delegates to the county convention. It was hard to find people to do it, however, you could tell that there was concern about sending a Ron Paul supporter to the convention. The delegates can vote for whomever they want.
Finally, we brought up issues we want on the platform. The main topic of discussion was Israel. We spent some time on jobs and spending.
As I said - there isn’t much drama for us! :-)


24 posted on 01/03/2012 6:49:59 PM PST by drjulie
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To: drjulie

Thank you for the report! I am glad there was a good turnout.

Here is the hillbuzz account...you can see why I expected drama:

http://hillbuzz.org/what-its-like-to-attend-a-caucus-in-iowa-66480

FRegards


25 posted on 01/03/2012 7:40:15 PM PST by TropicanaRose
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To: drjulie

Thank you for your report! I did remember you all in prayer this evening. God deliver us from evil, for we are certainly mired in it as a people.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 7:46:31 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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