Skip to comments.Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????
Posted on 02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
"See below what I received from FNC Carl Cameron! This is really wild! More possible Florida election problems?"
Tampa, FL Floridas primary might not be over just yet.
The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the florida primary based on the Republican National Committees own rules which state that no contest can be winner take all prior to April 1, 2012. (See attached RNC memo.)
The Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Floridas winner take all status & demand proportional allocation of delegates.
Fox News has learned that Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official will begin the process of trying to have the RNC rules enforced so that the Sunshine State delegates are proportionately allocated.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the rule,
winner-take-all states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012.
(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...
I’m not sure how easy it will be to bring suit against the Republican Establishment when the Republican Establishment is both judge and jury. But this could provide some VERY useful publicity, if nothing else.
The short version: RNC cheats.
Please let this pan out!
Anyone know what the new break-down of delegates would be if Newt prevails?
"RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the rule,
winner-take-all states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012.
Newt Gingrich is looking to make history...
In December 1776, the future of America hung on the fate of a bedraggled army barely a step ahead of annihilation. When the British fleet arrived in New York, an American soldier marveled it was as if all London was afloat.
After several devastating defeats, his troops exhausted, Washington decided to cross the Delaware on Christmas and surprise the British in Trenton. If the raid backfired, the war was likely over, and he would be captured and killed.
Washingtons troops crossed the river that night, in flat-bottomed boats, tossed by ice floes and raging winds. Once on land, they marched nine miles to Trenton in a driving snowstorm. Washington considered calling it off, but he'd come too far.
Arriving at Trenton, the spirited troops surprised the British, and the battle ended quickly, 1000 British killed or captured, to two American combat deaths.
Washington followed with another victory at Princeton, and several after that. In the space of a few weeks, American troops irreversibly changed the dynamic of the war.
In other words, a moment in history when a few ALL-IN men changed the world.
Newt Gingrich is looking for ALL-IN men and women to stand up to the power brokers and playmakers in Washington, DC.
Join us today.
Great-they set their rules now let’s play hard ball to make them keep their rules in check. I think Newt can win this thing if he keeps focused and stops arguing with Romney about not being a conservative and so on- Stay on the topics, Newt. Let Mitt call you all kinds of names, the people out here can settle that part. Stay on the Issues where you are the best at. if someone speaks to Newt in high places, advise him to stop arguing with Mitt. They are doing this on purpose, Newt.
Correct, Newt has many skills and he won’t walk away from this, I love it. :-)
I think it’s a preemptive strike to keep the RNC from changing the rules again and awarding Romney ALL of the Florida delegates instead of the half that they were sanctioning them for changing their Primary date.
Haha. No, I got the runaround since I’ve moved 3 times in 2 years...
What a poker player. I wonder how long he knew that. Obviously, if he won, he wouldn’t mention it I suppose.
I love the smell of GOP-e fear in the morning. Smells like... victory!
When the people fear the establishment, we have tyranny.
When the establishment fears the people, we have Liberty!!
Prayers up for Newt!!
We had just discussed this earlier this week. Why Florida was exempt from the April lst line. Since the same thing was repeated again and again we thought arrangements had been made BEFORE the primary.
Red looks like were going to have to change the t shirt...Heard several places his campaign spent over 20,000,000 dollars and hopefully the number of delegates will be reduced significantly.
Dad just asked if they would be distributed by total votes or counties as in SC. Newt won more counties than Mitt.
No wonder Newt didn't call Willard last night....This has been in the works since that December email. Wonder how many more aces NEWTron has up this sleeve?????
BIG SMILE here!
Rebellion is Brewing
My recommendation is to be very careful with this one. If it goes the wrong way, Romney could end up getting 100 delegates from Florida. However, it is worth a try anyway.
Arizona is at the end of Feb’y, and they are a winner take all state—another violation of the RNC directive.
Mr. Priebus needs to get his act together.
LOL Brilliant, needed a laugh, Newt uses their own rules and to think Romney spent over 20 million on a state,my state which is not winner takes all after all.
RNC Rules , got to go by rules you know.
Loving it , up yours Romney and establishment and FOX
Rebellion is brewing! There’s Something in the Air!
Wait...does anyone know if there is a loophole? “Tuesday nights Mitt Romney victory in the Sunshine State awarded the former Massachusetts Governor all 50 Florida delegates (the state was already docked half their delegates for moving the election up on the calendar). “ SO if Fla already docked HALF of their delegates and moved the election UP does that mean they had 100 delegates? okay, dumb question but I want to be sure on this before I celebrate
We jes likes to keep things interesting... ;0)
Prayers going up for Newt!
It would have been a dozen pink Twinkies, but Hostess unionized themselves into bankruptcy.
No Drudge siren?
Must not be news.
—>My recommendation is to be very careful with this one. If it goes the wrong way, Romney could end up getting 100 delegates from Florida. However, it is worth a try anyway.
If anything, this stops the RNC in trying to do that (making them follow the rules they changed) so win/win on both accounts.
The Trump news may force him to crank out another one...
Even if secession from the Union is not allowed, can we expulsion from the Union? What is it with the State of Confusion and elections?
what would be REALLY funny is if they switched it to winner take all by county... since Gingrich won more counties :P
love that tagline!
NEWTZILLA ON THE MOVE!! ESTABLISHMENT AND ROMNEY LOVING BIASED MEDIA PREPARE FOR INCOMING!
Thank you so much for posting that vivid reminder of the history of Florida elections. My husband and are are laughing so hard we are wiping tears!
They will really be tears of Joy if this works out for Newt!
In case you missed this.
In other words it’s Iowa all over again, where the MSM gives the win and bounce to the wrong guy. In this case they announced it’s a giant win for Romney when it’s not.
This is such a time for that quotation. Thx JR.
Willard: “Damn, what do I have to do to buy an election?”
I'm tellin' ya, Jim, GOP-e is good, but GOPee is a whole lot more accurate.
If Newt keeps barking like this, it could be a soggy campaign for the elites.
A $17,000,000.00 brick
“Need to reopen the prayer thread...If ever we needed to fall on our Knees for Knewt its now. Praise the Lord for things to come.”
We were all praying and see what happened - answer to prayer.
Yeah, what a bunch of occupackers.
I don’t mean to be a party-pooper here, but wasn’t SC a winner-take-all state?
Santorum and Paul should join Newt.
The following website will give you all kinds of data on the election processes by state and nationally. Spend some time clicking around the various links.
The following link gives you state by state info on delegates and how they are determined. Click the state for state specific info.
Best news I've heard, all day :^)
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