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Rick Santorumís Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)
ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Michael Falcone

Posted on 03/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PST by Allon

UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them. In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago. Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum. But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates may also be in jeopardy. Sources say that in six other congressional districts — the third, fourth, eighth, tenth, twelfth and sixteenth — Santorum submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for all three delegates up-for-grabs in each district.

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1 posted on 03/02/2012 7:42:27 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

How is this just coming out now, 3 days before the election. Was he challenged by Romney on this?


2 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:57 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Allon

How is this just coming out now, 3 days before the election. Was he challenged by Romney on this?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:57 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Allon

“According to the Ohio GOP, the Santorum campaign is missing the names of one delegate in the state’s third district, two in the fourth, one delegate in the eighth, two delegates in the tenth, one delegate in the twelfth and two delegates in the sixteenth. Santorum’s opponents — Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich — each filed full slates in all of Ohio’s districts as did two candidates who are no longer in the race, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman”

Ouch! Also according to the report Santorum has problems in other states. GO NEWT GO!


4 posted on 03/02/2012 8:02:07 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Steelers6

I don’t know, but given that many of the states have been penalized for not following the rules, including Newt and Santorum not qualifying for the VA ballot, I wouldn’t be surprised if the legalities here in Ohio hold up.

Frankly, I think the whole system is messed up. One thing it does do is force candidates to get their ground games going early.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 8:05:42 PM PST by Allon
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To: Allon

Oh you KNOW Romney is behind the chicanery. There is NO WAY, NOW WAY - I will ever vote for this snake-oil salesman, Elmer Gantry Romney.

A vote for Romney in these primaries is an absolute, unequivical vote TODAY - for Barack Hussein Obama. Romney is every bit as much of a socialist sabotaging phony as is Barack Obama.

http://www.MitigateRomney.com


6 posted on 03/02/2012 8:11:12 PM PST by publius321
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To: Allon; All

This, plus not getting on the ballot at all in Virginia. Great organization you got there Ricky boy. If you get the nomination, your inept team will surely beat the Obama machine hands-down this November.

How did we end up with such crappy candidates this Election cycle?


7 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:17 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: no dems

Because Reagan is dead.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 8:16:12 PM PST by Allon
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To: Parley Baer

Maybe Newt will pick up some of those wayward delegates. Go Newt go!


9 posted on 03/02/2012 8:16:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Allon
One thing it does do is force candidates to get their ground games going early.

It favors big money establishment candidates.

10 posted on 03/02/2012 8:18:33 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

According to the article, only the winner of that district can claim the delegates, and then, only if he qualified for them to represent him, prior to the primary.

In other words, if Rick wins a district, but doesn’t get the delegates, no one gets them.

Ohio may end up with half it’s delegates like S.C. or Florida.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:46 PM PST by Allon
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To: outofstyle

“It favors big money establishment candidates. “

I think it favors candidates who can get their act together.

And no, I’m not a Romney supporter. But I think if you want to lead the free world you should dot your i’s and cross your t’s.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:10 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: publius321

How is Romney behind Santorum not getting enough signatures?


13 posted on 03/02/2012 8:26:28 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Allon
By hook or by crook, the GOP-E is gonna force Romney to be the nominee.

I am so staying home this november.

14 posted on 03/02/2012 8:38:31 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Parley Baer
Super Tuesday will look extremely bad for Santorum if he has to forfeit huge amounts of Delegates in OH he already has in VA.

Santorum not being able to Compete in Va is absolutely mind boggling that his birth place. Remember you have to win your home state. He is going to have to fight Newt hard for the PA delegates that is Newt birth place.

Just Imagine if Newt had not qualified for GA. This is a Huge Issue for Santorum.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:51 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Steelers6

Is this MSM’s Romney’s attempt of voter suppression ? or another Romney scam in the works ?


16 posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:14 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Allon
People, please understand and BELIEVE: This race, as all primaries, is about delegate wins.

Santorum didn't have money and organization in time to get everything signed up in Ohio, just like he and Gingrich didn't get it done in VA.

Prior to this year it's likely Romney would have things pretty much wrapped up. The difference this time in Proportional Allocation and revolutionary unrest in the base.

This is the reason Santorum is not spending as much time as he would otherwise in Ohio...he CAN'T WIN IT even if he pick up 49% of the vote.

People, times are desperate.

Do not surrender.

17 posted on 03/02/2012 8:58:29 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Allon

GO NEWT GO..........


18 posted on 03/02/2012 9:04:46 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Allon
Old guy here.

I like Rick. I liked Ike, too. Rick should keep on...all the way to a brokered convention.

BTW I voted in Ohio for Newt.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 9:09:35 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Steelers6

“How is this just coming out now, 3 days before the election. Was he challenged by Romney on this?”


For the same reason Newt was nuked on bloody thursday by Drudge and the GOP establishment. It’s negative media meant to kill turnout prior to super Tuesday.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by Apollo5600
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