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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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To: Allon

These eligibility requirements are a real problem for the GOP in 2012. Absurd that only Romney and Paul will be on the VA ballot, for example. Yes, Rick and Newt “should have” taken care of this months ago, but then neither one of them had 1/10th of Mitt’s war chest back then.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 9:24:57 PM PST by montag813
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To: American Constitutionalist
Is this MSM’s Romney’s attempt of voter suppression ? or another Romney scam in the works ?

It's a little of both with a lot of pump and dump from the MSM probably with help from the DNC. Romney is really good at trashing his opponents. But, it takes the MSM to pump each of his opponents up to the level where they need to be taken out. E.g., Palin (who was so trashed that she never entered the race), Bachmann, Cain, Newt, and now Santorum.

22 posted on 03/02/2012 9:41:14 PM PST by foxfield
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To: montag813

Besides money, it surely can’t hurt that both Paul and Romney have run before.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 9:49:42 PM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Rudder
BTW I voted in Ohio for Newt.

me too brother.

24 posted on 03/03/2012 12:08:49 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Allon

More dirty tricks of Team Romney?

probably.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 3:16:29 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Allon

I ask myself how a poorly funded candidate can jump all these legal hurdles for a full 50 states, and now it appears that it is by county.

Lots of money certainly seems to be the key for anyone wanting to run for the presidency. And that’s why billionaire funding seems to be the key to success.

It truly does mean that American candidates are bought and paid for.

We all realize, of course, that that is not the original constitutional system of electors being selected and then meeting to select a president.

The original system would mean that accomplishment and not access to wealth would have been the key determinant in who was considered for selection.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 3:31:50 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Steelers6; All

Rick has the same problem in TN


27 posted on 03/03/2012 3:33:54 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Allon
Stupidity does not win elections. The social conservative should get out and give the fiscal conservative his support.
Go Newt
28 posted on 03/03/2012 3:35:05 AM PST by John D
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To: Diogenesis

For once, this had nothing to do with dirty tricks from Romney. Santorum’s campaign organization, or lack there of, failed to do what was required of them.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 3:35:27 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you more time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: RC one

I was actually undecided.. but I just made up my mind. One more for Newt in Ohio.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 4:10:20 AM PST by pnut22
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To: georgiagirl_pam
Bull....There is no coincidence that this coming out 3 days before the primary. These changes to rules in Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, etc are absolutely ridiculous. If they can do it to Santorum, they can do it to Newt too. And they will if they have too just to ensure that Romney is the nominee.
31 posted on 03/03/2012 6:14:56 AM PST by bushinohio
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To: Allon
Looks like Ricky was just a little slow on the uptake of getting his act together to get on the ballot where other candidates were able to make the deadline.

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

32 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:30 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: bushinohio

Actually, this is something that happened MONTHS ago, not in the last few days. The news media is only reporting on it now because Ohio votes on Tuesday and Santorum went from nowhere to leading in the polls.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rick-santorums-ohio-delegate-problems-pile-up/

From the article “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.”

So everyone but Rick was able to field a full slate of delegates in Ohio.

It is the lack of organization and money on Rick’s part that is causing him all of this heartache here at crunch time. That goes for Newt in VA, as well. And I do chalk that up to the establishment stacking the deck (”rules”) in favor of the “anointed one” with all the money. But this was done a LONG TIME AGO, not the last few weeks. Which means that it was not done TO Santorum, it was done to anyone that wasn’t the Establishment’s pick.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 6:35:26 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Allon

Does anyone remember the Ohio republican establishment challenging Obama’s eligibility either today for this years election, or back in 2008?

Yet, we must not allow Santorum to be qualified in our state because we juts discovered two or three signatures may not either be real or we miscounted and he is short!

Really makes you wonder if they would ever dare challenge a Democrat on anything that may be illegal or unethical like they do conservatives these days.

I am still waiting for Virginia republicans to demand Obama not be on the ballot because Sheriff Joe proved electronic copy his BS is a fraud.

I am really beginning to feel that even the Republican establishment was in on the fix to make Obama president in 2008, and they will stop at nothing to get him re-elected. As long as they can have the Senate and the House, they are willing to give Satan’s son the WH.

God help us, we truly are going to get screwed this election year, and it would have been the Republican go alongs who have done it to us.


34 posted on 03/03/2012 8:01:51 AM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: Steelers6
How is this just coming out now, 3 days before the election.

Some of us have been pointing out Santorum's eligibility problems for a long time.

35 posted on 03/03/2012 8:07:14 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: no dems

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

I’ve been asking the same question. lol


36 posted on 03/03/2012 8:09:40 AM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: Rudder
Old guy here.
I like Rick. I liked Ike, too.


Wow, you liked Ike?

I am proud and honored to meet you. You have been fighting the left for a looonnng time. Ike was the establishments choice back then also.

This whole internet thing has surely made your fight against the left all that better i would bet. How does it feel to know that the majority of the Republican party is farther to the left than the whole Democrat party was when you pulled the lever for Ike?
37 posted on 03/03/2012 8:11:42 AM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: Allon

...And in Tennessee, Santorum has ZERO delegates.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 8:48:16 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: FreeReign

It’s obvious, most Santorum supporters are clueless or brain dead. We did warn them, but they refused to understand what we were saying. Now we all suffer the result of their stupidity.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 8:58:01 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

The only person that threatens Romney in Ohio is Santorum. The others are not a threat at all and gain very little. Duhhhh? LOL


40 posted on 03/03/2012 9:03:49 AM PST by dforest
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