Skip to comments.Rick Santorumís Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)
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 wont 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 states 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohios border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the states 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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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.
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.
Besides money, it surely can’t hurt that both Paul and Romney have run before.
me too brother.
More dirty tricks of Team Romney?
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.
Rick has the same problem in TN
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.
I was actually undecided.. but I just made up my mind. One more for Newt in Ohio.
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich each filed full slates in all of Ohios districts as did two candidates who are no longer in the race, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman
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.
From the article “According to the Ohio GOP, the Santorum campaign is missing the names of one delegate in the states 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. Santorums opponents Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich each filed full slates in all of Ohios 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.
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.
Some of us have been pointing out Santorum's eligibility problems for a long time.
“How did we end up with such crappy candidates this Election cycle”
I’ve been asking the same question. lol
Old guy here.
I like Rick. I liked Ike, too.
...And in Tennessee, Santorum has ZERO delegates.
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.
The only person that threatens Romney in Ohio is Santorum. The others are not a threat at all and gain very little. Duhhhh? LOL
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