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Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney
ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands

The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum.

The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision.

Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum.

“I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to give the at-large delegates to Mitt Romney, but our rules provide for strict apportionment.”

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1 posted on 03/01/2012 5:27:29 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

What say Newt Gingrich supporters who HATE the GOP ESTABLISHMENT? Gonna stand up for Santorum on this one??


2 posted on 03/01/2012 5:28:21 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Romney paid a lot for his Michigan delegates. I think, though, that this one is going to be his most expensive.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 5:30:44 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Romney has cheated his way from Iowa.
And the malicious GOP Establishment is in orgasm.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 5:34:12 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Santorum is the establishment candidate, doncha know.
5 posted on 03/01/2012 5:35:18 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

One delegate shouldn’t make or break Santorum, so it’s the principle of the thing. It does present a two point spread gifted to Romney, when they should have broken even.

Truly bad form here Muichigan GOP.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 5:37:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul?

But for 2 lousy delegates, Mitt?? It might have been worth it for Wales (A Man for All Seasons, trial scene), but for 2 lousy delegates, Mittens?


7 posted on 03/01/2012 5:38:09 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

The political parties are corrupted. Even when they win they lose.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 5:43:31 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: skeeter
HAHAHAHAHAH LOL

They cannot STAND him. They also dislike Gingrich. And they could not stand Cain nor Bachmann for that matter.

9 posted on 03/01/2012 5:50:02 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Why bother voting?

The call was made...change it until the predetermined result is a fact

Unbelievable

10 posted on 03/01/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Antoninus; Lazlo in PA

Head’s up on this bit of GOP-E skullduggery.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 6:03:25 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) Credentials Committee voted 4-2 last night to give Mitt Romney both of the state's at-large delegates, State Policy Committee Chair Mike Cox told MIRS today.

Cox was one of two "no" votes on the committee which met via telephone, along with attorney Eric Doster The "yes" votes included GOP National Committeeman Saul Anuzis, a Romney supporter, and MRP Chair Bobby Schostak.

That would put the delegate split at 16 for Romney and 14 for Rick Santorum, after each candidate won 14 delegates apiece in those divided by Michigan's 14 congressional districts.

As MIRS first reported on Wednesday, the MRP was delaying a final decision on the delegate split until after consulting with attorneys.

Cox said that according to the MRP rules, Santorum and Romney should each get one of Michigan's two at-large delegates based on their take of the popular vote.

"I supported Mitt, but the vote was clearly wrong," Cox said of the Credentials Committee. "It's kind of like Third World voting. We published rules and then we voted to change the rules."

Because The Narrative Cannot Survive A Rewrite

12 posted on 03/01/2012 6:13:37 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: Engraved-on-His-hands

We need to make a big deal out of this! They’re counting on it being a non-issue since Romney got the popular vote but are they going to just “change the rules” in the general too?

Don’t let them set the precedent. Get this on the talk shows and make it headlines in conservative media.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 6:18:30 PM PST by Kenny
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To: AmericanInTokyo
What say Newt Gingrich supporters who HATE the GOP ESTABLISHMENT? Gonna stand up for Santorum on this one??

Quit acting like a child.
14 posted on 03/01/2012 6:20:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Houghton M.
What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul?

Remember that Bishop Mitt Romney is destined to become a God himself and will rule as God over others, this Presidential run is part of his religion.

15 posted on 03/01/2012 6:20:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: Kenny
Don’t let them set the precedent.

Quite a track record already this election starting in Iowa which was declared for Romney but won by Santorum. Virginia required extreme scrutiny of all but Romney and Paul. Maine Declared for Romney despite some screwy crap going on in some of the precincts. Florida appears to be a result of shifting rules. And finally Michigan where they admit to changing the rules after the fact.
16 posted on 03/01/2012 6:30:10 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: SoConPubbie
" What say Newt Gingrich supporters who HATE the GOP ESTABLISHMENT? Gonna stand up for Santorum on this one??
Quit acting like a child. "

Are you serious ? telling someone that they are acting like a child just for saying that people need to put actions and meaning behind their words instead of empty rhetoric ?

We heard for months from the Newt supporters " Anyone but Romney " .. but, yet, when the true test came in Michigan, the Newt supporters handed the win over to Romney.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 6:34:50 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: cripplecreek
Track record and pattern....


18 posted on 03/01/2012 6:35:41 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Its no coincidence that the Michigan GOP logo resembles the Obama logo, their behavior is the same.

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19 posted on 03/01/2012 6:40:51 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: cripplecreek

Don’t forget that Arizona is a primary that was held before April 1st and is therefore supposed to be proportional, not winner take all as reported.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:18 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Kenny
They’re counting on it being a non-issue since Romney got the popular vote but are they going to just “change the rules” in the general too?

You may be on to something, Saul Anuzis is another RINO who is pimping the national popular vote.
21 posted on 03/01/2012 6:49:03 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: Bizhvywt

I’m not sure of the timeline but Washington state changed theirs from a primary to a caucus.

Personally, I think they should all be proprtional and we should have 5, 10 state primary dates with 10 regionally diverse states taking part in each one.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:03 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: American Constitutionalist
Are you serious ? telling someone that they are acting like a child just for saying that people need to put actions and meaning behind their words instead of empty rhetoric ?

We heard for months from the Newt supporters " Anyone but Romney " .. but, yet, when the true test came in Michigan, the Newt supporters handed the win over to Romney.


Yes, I am serious, and quit posting like your hairs on fire.

That's what I mean by childish.

Furthermore, that's quite a stretch of logic declaring definitively that:

"but, yet, when the true test came in Michigan, the Newt supporters handed the win over to Romney. "

It could just be that many Newt supporters did vote for Santorum but Rick just wasn't liked as much as you believe he is.
23 posted on 03/01/2012 6:58:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Hey! I resemble that remark! Thanks for the complement!

I need as many years taken off as possible!! ;-) Best, AiT

24 posted on 03/01/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Romney is the dirtiest politician I have ever witnessed.

He makes me sick, and will never get my vote.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 7:05:29 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: cripplecreek

yep the list just keeps growing, I have never seen anything like it in my entire life.

Romney is rotten to the core.


26 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Romney is the dirtiest politician I have ever witnessed.

Unfortunately the party seems to have his back.
27 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:19 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: TexasFreeper2009

Romney actually does a pretty good job of hiding his true nature when he isn’t in your state. I really didn’t see the utter filth until it came to Michigan. Last time around I just didn’t care because it was between Romney and McCain.

In the case of Santorum calling for democrats to cross over and vote for him, he just beat Romney at his own game. The GOP leadership in Michigan kept the primary open while we were screaming to close it. Santorum made Robocalls to and invited democrats to vote for him and Romney had people going door to do doing the exact same thing.

The most disgusting thing was when our governor Rick Snyder complained of the dirty tricks of Santorum. Ask any Michigan Freeper how Snyder won and they’ll tell you that it was crossover votes. To make matters worse, despite the “dirty tricks” Snyder still says he’ll work to keep the primaries open.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 7:16:31 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: cripplecreek

Oh, now THAT is just downright FREAKY!!!!!! GOOD CATCH!! Send that to Limbaugh, Levin, Savage, the usual suspects. (Although Savage is in the tank for Romney and hates Rick’s guts)....


29 posted on 03/01/2012 7:20:05 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Thank you for restoring sanity there. ;-)


30 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:45 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I am a Newt supporter, and I think Santorum has been cheated. Just as Newt and Santorum have both been cheated out of their Florida delegates.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:37 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

So glad I’ve been ignoring their phone calls. IF they ever call me again I’m going to give them an earful.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 7:27:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: ansel12

This is why Santorum cannot win.

Just wait until you hear the outrage at FR when the realization sets in that the Establishment Romneyites in TN, IN, IL, et al won’t award Santorum delegates because they are not required to do so (due to his ballot and delegate fielding issues).

Some folks here are going to go ballistic.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 7:34:49 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Romney is the dirtiest politician I have ever witnessed.”

One thing that I say to my slobbering Rino Romney friends if they ask what my problem with him is:

“Mitt Romney has NO HONOR”. They get quiet..


34 posted on 03/01/2012 7:34:56 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

This is why I will NEVER vote for Romney. Money talks.


35 posted on 03/01/2012 7:38:32 PM PST by lu shissler
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks Credentials Committee! Each little deceitful detail like this just enforces my no vote for Romney. His money doesn’t impress me.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 7:38:37 PM PST by lu shissler
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Here is the outrage of the day brought to you by the GOP E. Moving the goalposts after the game is over...AGAIN.

Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

37 posted on 03/01/2012 7:56:57 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Santorum can give his BFF Michael Moore or the UAW in Michigan. Maybe they can put in a good word for Santorum...


38 posted on 03/01/2012 8:22:46 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: DoughtyOne

We’d hate to have a single state where the laws and rules were actually obeyed, rather than everyone selling their soul for Romney’s sake.

This is so disgusting. I’m having a hard time even imagining how I could feel more contempt for the R-e than I do right now. Do they have any idea how much the wormy lawlessness grates?

Do they allow write-in candidates for POTUS in the general election?


39 posted on 03/01/2012 9:23:04 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: cripplecreek
Mike Cox and Eric Doster are both attorneys. Doster also happens to be MRP's attorney. That vote by him tells me a lot right there. This is bad. Very bad.

I know Mike Cox and gets a lot of crap from people, but he's always been a stand up guy, albeit blunt, from the times I've dealt with him.

40 posted on 03/01/2012 9:29:10 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Fred

Most of the Republican counties in Michigan voted for Santorum, not Romney.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 9:34:40 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: cripplecreek

I guess Arizona figured that Florida could get away with it...

Didn’t they lose half their delegates for that winner take all? Or was that for going early?


42 posted on 03/01/2012 9:46:47 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: butterdezillion

I’m not an expert on it, but it’s my take that every state allows general election write-ins. The exact method will vary from state to state though.

I will have to admit to feeling he absolute contempt you do for the leadership of the party I have been a member of for 43 years.

There simply has to be a better way for Conservatives to get their views listened to and implemented, than the flailing pretenders we have voted into office as Republicans.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 10:27:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Darren McCarty

The crazy thing is that we’re still seeing the anti Santorum attack ads here in Michigan. They’re made by the restore our future PAC which I believe is a pro Romney group.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 5:08:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Romney's campaign along with the liberal republican establishment tried to steal the Iowa caucus' by stuffing the ballot boxes. They got caught and Santorum won Iowa. Michigan is a much bigger state and stuffing the ballot boxes wasn't enough so now they're simply changing the rules (after the fact) in a continuing attempt to shove their goon down our throats.

Shame on them.

I'm not a Santorum supporter by any stretch of the imagination but I am all for proving the liberal shill Romney defeatable.

Newt or bust.

45 posted on 03/02/2012 6:19:47 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: erkelly
I am a Newt supporter, and I think Santorum has been cheated. Just as Newt and Santorum have both been cheated out of their Florida delegates.

Agree. It appears that the fix is in, and they are going to cram that slimy snake down our throats. Lord help us.

46 posted on 03/02/2012 6:38:30 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: Ingtar

They lost half for going early. RNC Chair Preibus (probably misspelled) said that they “shouldn’t be punished twice” when interviewed about dividing the delegates. Something tells me had another candidate won FL, The April 1st rule would be enforced.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 9:20:13 AM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; Ahban; Amazed1953; AmericanHeroes.com; Andy E.; Arkansas Gal; ArkieGirl52; ..
bump and Arkansas Ping!

How do we make sure something like this doesn't happen in Arkansas, assuming the GOP E hasn't decided the race for us by then.

48 posted on 03/02/2012 9:23:08 AM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: DoughtyOne

“so it’s the principle of the thing.”

EXACTLY!


49 posted on 03/02/2012 12:22:13 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pulaskibush

“How do we make sure something like this doesn’t happen in Arkansas, assuming the GOP E hasn’t decided the race for us by then.”

Call, or write them, expressing your feelings, and get your friends to do the same.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 12:24:32 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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