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Paul campaign disputes Romney's Maine victory
MSNBC ^ | February 12, 2012 | Anthony Terrell

Posted on 02/12/2012 6:30:43 PM PST by red flanker

Yesterday, the Maine Republican Party declared Mitt Romney the winner of Maine's caucuses, which were conducted over multiple days. Romney got 39% (2,190 votes) and Ron Paul got 36% (1,996). Rick Santorum finished third and Newt Gingrich fourth.

Yet in a message to supporters last night, the Ron Paul campaign suggested at chicanery over Maine's decision to declare Mitt Romney the winner before all the votes were counted.

Campaign Manager John Tate called the Washington County GOP decision to postpone the caucus for snow an "excuse." Tate even mocked the decision after the predicted three to four inches of snow resulted in only a "dusting."

"This is MAINE we're talking about. The GIRL SCOUTS had an event today in Washington County that wasn't cancelled."

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: braking; maine; paulromney
Romney is a real life horror movie for America. In his "wins", he succeeds by driving people away from polls.


1 posted on 02/12/2012 6:30:52 PM PST by red flanker
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To: red flanker
In the 2008 GOP caucuses, Romney captured 51% of the vote in Maine while Paul received 18%.

Quite a plunge since 08 for Romney in Maine. (51% to 39% and it ain't over)

2 posted on 02/12/2012 6:39:51 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: MulberryDraw

Does that mean mittens bussed in more of his people than paul?


3 posted on 02/12/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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4 posted on 02/12/2012 6:57:38 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: freeangel

Fighting over phantom votes.


5 posted on 02/12/2012 6:58:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: red flanker

Oh noez...


6 posted on 02/12/2012 6:59:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I’ll take Paul over myth any day


7 posted on 02/12/2012 7:05:02 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: cripplecreek
Fighting over nonbinding phantom votes. It's just a beauty contest.
8 posted on 02/12/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: red flanker
Wouldn't it be a hoot if they destroy newt because we know mitt and rick do not have a solid followig to beat obama, if the ruling class got paul. It might be crazy but a pay back nonetheless.
9 posted on 02/12/2012 7:11:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: red flanker

I don’t know what the weather was supposed to be in Maine, but it IS Maine... Seemed kind of funny to cancel a once in every four years event on account of a little snow in Maine of all places.


10 posted on 02/12/2012 7:18:03 PM PST by PghBaldy (Bart Stupak. Onece again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’ll take Paul over myth any day
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Myself!


11 posted on 02/12/2012 7:26:46 PM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum: The only viable alternative to Obama that we have left.)
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To: PghBaldy
It usually snows in main in Feb. A Romney backer cancelled the caucus in Washington County. Romney needed a win and this guy needed some campaign cash. Romney tried to buy Iowa and just may have succeeded in buy Maine with less than 200 votes. The "perception" continues that the established candidate is winning.
Stay tuned to see what Romney buys next.
12 posted on 02/12/2012 7:27:26 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: GlockThe Vote
“I’ll take Paul over myth any day”

I will not vote for either the flip-flopping Massachusetts liberal or the dope-pushing, traitor-praising, KKK-endorsed, truther, Occupy parasite-supporting, US defense-gutting, crackpot.

13 posted on 02/12/2012 7:30:46 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: red flanker
Ignore this, right?

Unless your candidate gets ripped off by the Party "leaders". But since you all despise him, it is just fine and dandy! In fact it is a hoot!

Frog, boiling water... Get ready for Mittens...

14 posted on 02/12/2012 8:22:24 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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15 posted on 02/12/2012 9:03:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: VicVega
I live in upstate NY, we got 11inches of snow about five years ago, windchill about -10, and we still had a local Republican Caucus in late January.
16 posted on 02/12/2012 9:04:54 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

Some tough weather you guys had to endure.


17 posted on 02/12/2012 10:58:28 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I will not vote for either the flip-flopping Massachusetts liberal or the dope-pushing, traitor-praising, KKK-endorsed, truther, Occupy parasite-supporting, US defense-gutting, crackpot.

It's sad to see a man of such integrity and honesty as Ron Paul be constantly smeared with liberal media lies. If you don't agree with him, at least have the decency to say so, instead of getting into liberal-style name calling.
18 posted on 02/12/2012 11:28:54 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd

“It’s sad to see a man of such integrity and honesty as Ron Paul.....”

It is NOT name calling when it is concise descriptive FACTS.

FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul wants dangerous destructive dope legalized despite the massive additional death and destruction legalization would bring on families, individuals, neighborhoods and the nation.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul has called traitors of the United States of America, “heroes”.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul has supported the Occupy parasite movement and many of them support him.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul has been supported by the KKK and Stormfront and his decades of vile newsletters provides them evidence of what he is.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul wants to gut the US military and allow terrorists to get nukes.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul panders to and agrees with the kook fringe truthers, those who believe the US is to blame for 9/11, and other crazy conspiracy theory crap.
FACT: Crackpot Ron Paul is nuts.

What is “sad to see” is a cult of people who continue to follow, defend, promote and even worship that dope-pushing, traitor-praising, KKK-endorsed, truther, Occupy parasite-supporting, US defense-gutting, crackpot..


19 posted on 02/13/2012 7:06:36 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Every “fact” you stated is just made up. It really is sad the depth to which the Ron Paul-haters will stoop when they’ve run out of arguments.


20 posted on 02/13/2012 9:52:49 PM PST by billybudd
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To: billybudd

Now I know why you still defend that crackpot. Facts must not exist in the Ron Paul world. I suppose when his world includes the conspiracy theory foilhats, facts cannot exist. But they do exist in the real world and they are stubborn things.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 6:12:34 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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