Skip to comments.Mitt Romney could be stripped of Maine win
Posted on 02/17/2012 2:42:47 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Last Saturday, the Maine Republican Party declared Mitt Romney the winner of the Maine caucuses. The non-binding caucuses were a low turnout affair, but Romney's victory over Ron Paul - who he beat by less than 200 votes - was a chance for Romney to reclaim some momentum in the wake of Rick Santorum's three-state sweep four days earlier.
Now, however, it looks like Romney could ultimately be stripped of that victory. If that happens, it will be the second time this cycle Romney has been stripped of a caucus victory. The first came in Iowa, where Santorum was declared the winner following a (flawed) recount.
The Maine GOP allowed communities to schedule their caucuses between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 if they wanted them to be counted in the final tally. Some areas elected to schedule their caucuses outside that window, and the Maine GOP said those caucuses would not count. Fair enough. But according to the Bangor Daily News, some caucuses that took place within the designated window were also not counted.
In addition, one important caucus - in Washington County - was rescheduled from last Saturday, when it would have been within the window, to this Saturday due to the threat of bad weather. Paul's campaign questioned the decision to move the caucus, suggesting political interference; in a statement stating the weather report did not predict a serious storm, it said "the votes of Washington County would have been enough to put us over the top. This is an outrage."
Paul actually didn't do well in Washington County in the 2008 cycle, but his campaign saw it as a stronghold this time around. And Paul supporters have been pushing backers of the Texas lawmaker to show up in droves this Saturday for the rescheduled caucuses....
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As the delegate votes continue to be split (why National Review and American Spectator are yelling at Newt to "Get out!") this many well go on long after Super Tuesday (March 6) with over a 3rd of the delegates still sitting on the table -- with Texas and California notable for their number. Maybe this year, more voters will have a chance to be heard.
The buzz is, if you want to block Romney's take of delegates in VA (where only Romney and Paul are on the ballot) vote for Paul.
Funny how Romney “wins” early but a full tally shows he loses.
Robamney 2012-election fraud is not just for Democrats!
Or, don’t vote. Could you live with yourself if your vote caused Paul to win the nomination? Surely he would lose a general election. If he won, by some twist of fate, would you want Paul at the helm of this nation?
As for me, my answer would be no.
No kidding. I have the impression the GOP would like to bump a Texas GOP Primary (155 delegates) right off the schedule (bury it until Mitt gets his 1144 in the bank).
Paul can not win the nomination.
Based on various news sources....I’d say this was probably the most bogus primary run by either party in the last twenty years. Ron Paul easily won. As for the guys at the top of the state’s party mechanism? I’d fire them and not allow them to participate in any national convention episode.
“In VA....vote for Paul”
I don`t like Professor Nutcase and had previously said he`d never get my vote... now this debacle here in VA. I likely will cast a vote for him just to help deny Romney the delegates.
Paul isn`t going to win the nomination. There`s no threat of that.
Cuz like wet wood, Mitt ain't catching.
With delegates being awarded proportionally “We the People” can deny the Establisment their selection.
If our Congresscritters see “We the People” has taken control of the Party, it could diminish leadership’s grip over how they vote, and again “We the People” will be represented in D.C.
Then we start replacing those who refuse to shrink government and return power to the states.
VA isn’t going to reconsider. This has gone through the courts and they have said the suit brought was too late. Period.
Virginia voters have been ‘disenfranchised’...
After the “frozen-out candidates” (led by Rick Perry) took it to court and even appealed the decision, you think there is a chance that the VA GOP is going to reverse itself before Super Tuesday - March 6?
On what grounds?
I don’t see that happening.
Indeed they have.
What's that about, the recount was flawed?
I don’t see it happening either—unless the VA GOP has a sudden attack of decency by then—or an awareness at what despised pariahs they will become if Mitt Romney happens to win because of their wretched RINO establishment treachery.
Hmmmmm. I think the writer is conflating thoughts.
The Maine GOP allowed communities to schedule their caucuses between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 if they wanted them to be counted in the final tally. Some areas elected to schedule their caucuses outside that window, and the Maine GOP said those caucuses would not count. Fair enough. But according to the Bangor Daily News, some caucuses that took place within the designated window were also not counted.Counting like Democrats, I guess this explains Olympia Snowe.
I don't like Paul, but I hate Mitt! I am still a Newt person! Perry was my first choice and Newt was my 2nd. But after Perry dropped out, I looked at the person who like ( Sarah) would shake up DC and that person is Newt! As long as he is in, I am with Newt!
I honestly like Santorum as a person, but he is a weak candidate. He could do well was VP and learn from his Master...Newt.. But putting Rick on the top of ticket right now is a disaster! Not like Mitt, but dang, Rick can't beat Obama! He doesn't have a platform other than social issues.. This election is not about social issues, it is about money! OUR MONEY! Mitt wants to take it, and Rick has no clue how to keep it.
Plus we have conflicts over the world.. Newt Teaches/taught this stuff to our military!!! I am very saddened that we might get obama again!!!
Rick is not ready, and Mitt is a liberal! I had rather fight the fight with Newt than automatically lose with liberal Mitt or too green, no personality Rick!
Just my two cents!