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Poll: Gingrich's Numbers Up in Alabama, Mississippi (ARG AND RASMUSSEN!!)
NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andra Varin

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Fresh off his convincing Super Tuesday win in his home state of Georgia, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might be about to score another comeback, with two new polls out Friday showing the former House speaker with slight leads in both Alabama and Mississippi.

A Rasmussen Reports poll of 750 likely Republican primary voters shows Gingrich ahead with 30 percent support, followed closely by Rick Santorum at 29 percent, and Mitt Romney with 28 percent.

Ron Paul got just 7 percent, while 6 percent were undecided.

In Mississippi, a poll by American Research Group Inc. finds Gingrich in the lead with 35 percent. Romney is in second place with 31 percent, while Santorum has 20 percent and Paul has 7 percent....

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: gingrich; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; newtswaterloo; polls; ricksantorum; romney; santorum
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1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

I’m for Santorum, but the most important priorty of all (aside from defeating Obama) is preventing Mittens Romney from being the nominee. I’m for Santorun, but if Gingrich can help by winning these primaries, than I wish him well.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope the Newtmentum continues.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:30:11 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: toddausauras
Hope the Newtmentum continues.

When did it start?

I like the guy but was really disappointed how poorly he did in OK and TN.

4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:16 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I’m for Santorum, but the most important priority of all (aside from defeating Obama) is preventing Mittens Romney from being the nominee. I’m for Santorun, but if Gingrich can help by winning these primaries, than I wish him well.”

Same page you are on, but reverse Santorum and Gingrich.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:31 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GO NEWT!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:59 PM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ARG poll data collection was done after super Tuesday which explains the difference in numbers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw&feature=player_embedded


7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:16 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: PeachyKeen

Gingrich is up next on Hannity.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:39 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People are beginning to realize the true depth of Rick’s rhetoric in relation to the complexity of the Nation’s woes.

I give Santorum credit for identifying the moral longing that spans this great Country. But other than quenching the demand, I’m not sure he brings much else to the table as far as intrinsic Liberty is concerned.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:38 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, once Newt wins a 3rd state out of 24, he will be unstoppable.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:47 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are AL and MS WTA's (Winner Take All) states?

If not, Gingrich would only be getting a share not all of those delegate votes, which would not help his lagging numbers much at all.

11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:47 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are AL and MS WTA's (Winner Take All) states?

If not, Gingrich would only be getting a share not all of those delegate votes, which would not help his lagging numbers much at all.

12 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:01 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: nascarnation

Last couple days or so it looks like.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 6:44:07 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I live in central Alabama (in the same town as AlasBabylon! but we’ve never met) and work for a large industry near me.

I did a small poll the last couple of days at work and the results are:

12 definitely voting Newt
1 definitely voting Rick
1 wavering between Newt/Rick
0 voting Romney
0 voting Paul

and 2 of the definite Newts are Union guys at work...

That’s MY poll...lol

Anyway, the first two polls out of bama I wouldn’t put much stock into given who did the polling. The Rasmussen one carries a little more weight with me.

I’m pretty sure Newt will take Alabama. “IF” for some reason Romney won here, I would be extremely shocked...


14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:08 PM PST by BamaBelle
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To: GeronL
It's not about the state count, it's about delegates.
Newt has more delegates than Santorum.

Newt know how to play the delegate game, Santorum does not.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:21 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: PeachyKeen

“GO NEWT!!!!!!!!”

He gave a very good address to a receptive crowd yesterday in Jackson. Had me cheering and clapping, and I am usually as demonstrative as an alligator. I liked the cross section too. 50/50 men and women, even spectrum of ages from teens to seventies, and I would guess by attire a broad range of income levels, from quite modest to moderately wealthy. While the majority were white, there was somewhere between 5 and 10% ethnic minorities, including some Choctaws, Indians and perhaps some Latins. It was a good group.

I also saw some Santorum supporters out today, looked like a couple of big families, and the kind of people you would want to have as friends and neighbors.

Doubtless there are active Romney supporters out there too, but they seem to be keeping to their whitened sepulchers, at least during the day.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:26 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: GeronL

Yes, once Newt wins a 3rd state out of 24, he will be unstoppable.
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As they say, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit...twit!


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:13 PM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: BamaBelle

“IF” for some reason Romney won here, I would be extremely shocked.

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Beware Boss Hogg types. They will be the knife in the back if they can be.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:16 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: sillsfan

These people claim otherwise: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/07/romney-builds-delegate-lead-with-super-tuesday-wins/


19 posted on 03/09/2012 6:52:12 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Clintonfatigued

If either Romney or Santorum get the nomination, Obama wins that very moment.

This short collection isn’t even put together by the Obama machine... they will be much worse and they will be 24/7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX5YwME80cc

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


20 posted on 03/09/2012 6:54:10 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gene Eric

Well said.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 6:55:08 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: sillsfan

Yes, he calls himself the ultimate insider, I assume he knows how to play the game, but this really isn’t a game.

We need someone who is a bit more mentally stable than Ross Perot and doesn’t fly off the handle talking about moon bases and putting children on the federal payroll. There are issues that are more down to earth and immediate to the average person. People who need a job do not relate to moonbases and other federal boondoggles.

Now, if he called for replacing the entire welfare bureaucracy with a single streamlined agency, that instead of social engineering and Orwellian control of the people -gobbling up 75% of welfare budgets - we will simply give the poor cash and send them on their way, if they can’t figure out that rent and food comes first, then that is their problem. We could double the benefits with half the budget.

If he did that, he would literally be able to walk into the White House.

He won’t. He still thinks welfare was fixed with “welfare reform”. Romney won’t, he doesn’t think about the poor at all I think.

The GOP could stomp the “party of the poor”. Imagine he spin from the MSM when the GOP promises to “double welfare benefits and all in cash”.

Democrats aren’t and never were interested in helping the poor, they would apoplectic about such a proposal and condemn it as harmful to the poor. lol. “What will they ever do without us leftists to hold their hands and control their lives??”


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:33 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Psalm 144

I can’t wait to vote for Newt on Tuesday and to make it better I get to vote for Roy Moore also. He is running for his old office on the Supreme Court again.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:57:03 PM PST by BamaBelle
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To: zerosix

>>”...If not, Gingrich would only be getting a share not all of those delegate votes, which would not help his lagging numbers much at all...”<<

Guess you missed this thread:

RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856683/posts


24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Fuhrer aber Gott.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

ABO&R

Anybody but obama and romney


25 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:42 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Neither Romney or Santorum have a chance of defeating King Obama in any debate. Just relying on King Obama’s bad record as President will not be enough.
26 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:55 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ARG....is that a pirate polling firm?

Actually... when I saw your headline, I thought the ARG was kinda like ARGHHHH.

Bedtime, I reckon.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 7:01:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know that FR is for Newt and against Mitt. I don’t understand, however, that Freepers ignore the fact that Mitt is polling #2 in deep South. Even when he’s #3, perhaps the number is not statistically different from the #2. As an anti Romney entity, shouldn’t this cause concern among Freepers, particularly since in those states, the allocations are proportional, not winner takes all?


28 posted on 03/09/2012 7:01:58 PM PST by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: BamaBelle

Also ask around your church, family, town and whatever hobby you have, if you would. I’m sure many would be interested in your feedback...


29 posted on 03/09/2012 7:02:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Fuhrer aber Gott.)
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To: Gator113

“If either Romney or Santorum get the nomination, Obama wins that very moment.”

Totally disagree, but if that’s the case, then so be it. The country will get what it deserves. (If Romney wins the WH, it will be just the same as zero’s second term anyway... and we’ll deserve it then, too.)


30 posted on 03/09/2012 7:02:41 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: sillsfan
>>Newt has more delegates than Santorum<<

So does that mean that Newt is the challenger to Mitt and not Santorum?

I wouldn't know it by the press.

31 posted on 03/09/2012 7:10:32 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like common sense resides in the South. GO NEWT GO!


32 posted on 03/09/2012 7:15:25 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Newt!

All the way to that convention. No Romney.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 7:23:12 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: zerosix

Neither Alabama nor Mississippi are WTA states.

Delegetes are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state’s congressional districts.

In addition, delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.

Newt has an outstanding chance to pick up many more delegates.


34 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:29 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know what the numbers are but still am questioning whether either or both states are winner take all, this does make a huge difference.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 7:26:16 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump!


36 posted on 03/09/2012 7:26:34 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: paudio

Re.: Mitt polling #2 in the deep South.

Anecdotal, but I’m in northern Alabama. No one I spoke to supports Romney. They never have, and this goes all the way back to early last fall when we all were hoping Sarah would jump in.

So I have no idea where these polling numbers are coming from.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 7:30:03 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: paudio
Please allow me to explain the feelings of myself and many others about Mitt.

While very good on business decisions, Mitt is another establishment type who seemingly has no realization that the Obama regime is daily doing away with our freedoms--Mitt's comment that Obama is ok, but just over his head gives someindication.

Barbara Bush best explained Mitt's standing with the old establishment types, when on The Five this week, she gushed about how wonderful Mitt and Ann are, how they have visited with them, etc. Then, she went on to answer a question about Bill Clinton to say what a wonderful person he is and what a good friend. A few months ago, she made a very hurtful statement about Sarah Palin.

In other words, these people all went to the same schools, are friendly, are members of the good old establishment club, have money (even the Clintons, now) went to the "right" schools, etc. Anyone who went to a state school, who does not have entre into the club is OUT; anyone who is a member is IN.

These people truly have no inkling of the destruction of our sovereignty or our loss of freedom. They cannot conceive of losing our freedoms.

To me, Mitt is ALL too willing to "work" with the Dems. Once, you coud do that, but not any more. The Dems see compromise as their way only; they see citizens as pawns necessary to support their power and eliteism.

Santorum is a good man, and was a good senator, in spite of what Romney's ads say about his votes. He voted for some bills with some items he didn't like, just to pass the main part--like say a budget or military appropriation. The fault of these votes is the habit of attaching pet bills to a "must pass" bill. That needs to stop.

As for "getting it" about our freedoms, oil, etc. Newt is the smartest man in the room. He can be a bit prone to shooting from the hip, but he has a grasp of how things can be done, is a smart planner and strategist. I am voting for Newt in AL. I hope Santorum and Paul stay in, making Mitt spend his money and taking it to convention.

vaudine

38 posted on 03/09/2012 7:51:28 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Logical me

Logical me wrote:
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Neither Romney or Santorum have a chance of defeating King Obama in any debate. Just relying on King Obama’s bad record as President will not be enough.
>>

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Can you please furnish some evidence that backs up your insinuation that Barack Obama is such a fantastic debater because I sure haven’t seen any. I guess if the media repeats the lie often enough that he is, even people on our side fall prey to accepting it as truth.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 8:40:34 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: paudio

Only reason I think Mitt is polling well in the South. Is people want to say they voted for the winner.

If it like GA Mitt will only get the Population centers. I think that is not because people like him better there, But the fact that people are more concentrated and it is much eaiser to GOTV.

It looks like Newt lost winning ALL of GA delegates by less than 25k Voters.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:33 PM PST by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the stupid Gingrich vs. Santorum bashing commence!


41 posted on 03/09/2012 8:49:06 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: All

Romney will cruise to the nomination if Sanatorium and Gingrich supporters keep firing at each other.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:09 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t believe how FReepers don’t seem to be AT ALL concerned about the giant elephant in the room! Folks, Rasmussen released a poll of likely voters today showing ROMNEY with an EIGHT point lead in MISSISSIPPI, for Christ’s sake! Yet everyone seems to be jumping for joy over how well Gingrich and Santorum are doing in the less reputable ARG poll, all the while ignoring the fact that Romney is only a mere TWO points out of first place in that very same poll! This greatly concerns me because Romney should have NO BUSINESS being this competitive in the deep southern states. This pains me to say it, but if Romney wins any of these states next Tuesday, then it’s game, set, match... He will be the inevitable Republican nominee.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:20 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DNA.2012

Note: I wrote “Santorum”. Spell-check changed it.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 8:53:20 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Gingrich and Santorum need to stop tearing each other down.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:37 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like the "Sweater Vest" seems to do better than the smartest guy in the room nation wide. (Green is the guy wearing a sweater and the purple area of the country is Newton.) Which parts of the country are inherently Red and which parts do we need to get to throw Obummer out of office?


46 posted on 03/09/2012 8:57:15 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Romney should have NO BUSINESS being this competitive in the deep southern states. This pains me to say it, but if Romney wins any of these states next Tuesday, then it’s game, set, match

Everytime Santorum opens his mouth about religion, birth control, JFK, and the rest of his rantings he puts more votes in Romneys box. Someone better shut him up and the best way to do that is not vote for him. Gingrich will take care of Romney.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 8:58:09 PM PST by Toespi
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To: DestroyLiberalism; 2ndDivisionVet; Mariner; napscoordinator; CharlesWayneCT; Antoninus; writer33; ..
There's wisdom in your words.

I want to see Romney in last place, not second, and definitely not first.

If a Yankee from Massachusetts is competitive in the Deep South, something is wrong. My guess is the answer is that Romney has poured tons of money into bashing his opponents so voters think they're not conservatives, which has the effect of driving down their support rather than necessarily building up his own.

I support Santorum but as long as Romney loses in the South, having Gingrich win is fine with me. What worries me is that if we keep bashing each other as Gingrich and Santorum supporters, we're just doing Romney's work for him for free.

43 posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 10:51:20 PM by DestroyLiberalism: “I can’t believe how FReepers don’t seem to be AT ALL concerned about the giant elephant in the room! Folks, Rasmussen released a poll of likely voters today showing ROMNEY with an EIGHT point lead in MISSISSIPPI, for Christ’s sake! Yet everyone seems to be jumping for joy over how well Gingrich and Santorum are doing in the less reputable ARG poll, all the while ignoring the fact that Romney is only a mere TWO points out of first place in that very same poll! This greatly concerns me because Romney should have NO BUSINESS being this competitive in the deep southern states. This pains me to say it, but if Romney wins any of these states next Tuesday, then it’s game, set, match... He will be the inevitable Republican nominee.”

48 posted on 03/09/2012 9:04:58 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Lazlo in PA

Many of those “wins” were straw polls that awarded him no delegates ..... plus, presidential elections are state-by-state, not county-by-county, but thanks for playing! Jay, tell him what he’s won as a consolation prize!


49 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Fuhrer aber Gott.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Thank you for the map, Lazlo. Is there a reason Alaska boroughs aren’t updated yet?


50 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:16 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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