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Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses
FOX News ^ | March 10, 2012

Posted on 03/10/2012 12:41:12 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Rick Santorum is the projected winner of the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses, sweeping to victory over his three opponents by an overwhelming margin. 

With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum was well ahead with 52 percent. Mitt Romney trailed with 18 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich with 17 percent. 

Ron Paul was in last place with 12 percent. 

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: election2012
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1 posted on 03/10/2012 12:41:17 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Not just a winner, but a BIG winner at +50% of the vote. No one else looks likely to top 20%.



Santorum for President ping. Let me know if you want on or off the list.

Top 10 Reasons why Conservatives should support Santorum

16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be a Really, Really Bad President
2 posted on 03/10/2012 12:44:54 PM PST by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
ROTFLMYromneyOFF!

3 posted on 03/10/2012 12:46:24 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mitt Romney trailed with 18 percent

Hey FoxNews -- here's your story:

82% of Kansas caucus voters DO NOT WANT MITT ROMNEY!

4 posted on 03/10/2012 12:49:40 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He ain’t Newt but as a born and raised Kansan, I’ll take Rick over mit any day.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 12:50:07 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Results:

http://www.kwch.com/news/kwch-kansas-caucus-results-20120309,0,2769801.story


6 posted on 03/10/2012 12:52:08 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My guess would be that Romney will make the 20% threshold as he is at (52 - 16 = 36) 36% now. He may drop some but appears to share the statewide/bonus delegates.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/KS-R#0310


25 delegates (10 base at-large delegates and 15 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention are proportionally allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide vote. A 20% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. However, if only one candidate or no candidate receives the 20%, there is no threshold.

[the percentage of votes received] = [votes cast for each candidate] ÷ [total votes cast for all candidates meeting the threshold].

Beginning with the candidate who received the most votes, multiply [the percentage of votes received] by [25 National Convention Delegates] and round any remainder up to the next whole number. Repeat for the next highest vote getter until all 25 delegates are allocated. [Section VI. 2. A.]

The 3 party leaders delegates (Todd Tiahrt, the National Committeeman, Helen van Etten, the National Committeewoman, and Amanda Adkins, Chair of the Kansas Republican Party) will attend the convention bound to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide. [Section VI. 3.]



7 posted on 03/10/2012 12:52:11 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport

Disregard my 20% threshold post as I misread the 18% Romney number as trailing not as his percentage which it was.

My bad.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 12:54:34 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: moehoward

I’ll second that.

I’m sure Romney’s campaign will label Kansas’s voters “bigots” like they did Oklahoma’s. I mean why else would we not support a MA lying liberal like Mitt.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 12:55:16 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Looks like you all maybe able to keep Romney under 20% threshold.....


10 posted on 03/10/2012 12:58:00 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: meadsjn
82% of Kansas caucus voters DO NOT WANT MITT ROMNEY!

And I wonder how many millions Romney spent trying to buy the Kansas caucuses?

11 posted on 03/10/2012 12:58:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Antoninus; All
I met Karen Santorum last night.
We were introduced by Vicki Tiahrt.

I have a Special Needs Grand Daughter, and Karen Santorum wrote, on the back of a picture of my little Kaitlyn, “I love you Kaitlyn! God Bless you! Mrs. Santorum”

12 posted on 03/10/2012 1:01:13 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: deport

This may mean that it would be to Santorum’s advantage to have someone else top 20%, thus cutting the third and fourth place finishers out and giving him the bulk of their delegates. If I am reading the legalese right, If Santorum finishes with 50% and Romney with 20%, the 25 at large would be split 18 to Santorum and 7 to Romney, with everyone else cut out, but if the standings stay as they are, it would be something like 14 to Santorum, 4 to Romney, 4 to Newt and 3 to Paul. By winning by four percentage points less, if the points went to Romney, Santorum would have a net gain of four delegates, and increase his lead on Romney by one.

Of course, I may not be understanding the formula properly.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 1:02:35 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: KansasGirl
Phillips County, Kansas - Caucus results...Santorum 81, Mr. Newt 54, Romney 32, Paul 13, Uncommitted 4. For our little county, it was a good turnout.

I was just on the Kansans for Newt site and heard that Mr. Newt came in second with 100% reporting. He beat Romney by 1 vote...hope it holds. I am disappointed, however, I heard from the Kansas City area volunteers that a great many Newt voters were pissed that Newt pulled out of his appearances, so they consider many of Santorum’s votes as protest votes.

14 posted on 03/10/2012 1:03:23 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Newt was a class act, he would now bow out and endorse Rick. But he isn’t. Folks, he has NO strength outside a few SE states. What the hell is the man’s point?


15 posted on 03/10/2012 1:04:16 PM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Actually that alone is a big story that is going under reported this primary season. For that matter Rick Santorum has only spent half again what my congressman spent through a primary in general election in 2010.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 1:07:26 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: Oldeconomybuyer

17 posted on 03/10/2012 1:08:36 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We were there, voted for Rick.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 1:10:39 PM PST by cotton
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To: Hieronymus

Romney still might make the 20% threshold, since the whole of the third district is still out—only eight precincts, but they are big ones.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 1:11:34 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why won’t Santorum release his fathers naturalization documents? Why is this question not being asked and answered? Is he another Obama?


20 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:32 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's Obama or Rick
America take your pick
no crypto-Lefty like Mitt
and Newt Gingrich sure ain't it
can save our beloved land
from Obama’s tyrannical hand.
21 posted on 03/10/2012 1:19:52 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: rolling_stone
I do not want Rommey, but Romney IS a Natural Born Citizen.

Romney was born here, and became a citizen at the moment of birth.

That is ALL that is required.

22 posted on 03/10/2012 1:21:29 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Hieronymus

Upon re-reading, given the rounding I think if Romney doesn’t make 20% and Santorum stays over 52, the 25 will be split 14-5-4 (if Newt stays under 16) and 2 to Paul. The rounding rules really hurt whoever finishes towards the end, but if Romney makes it to 20, cutting Santorum down to 50, then Santorum gets 18 and Romney gets 7.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 1:22:44 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus

I am thinking it is pretty much over, by this map:

http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results/2012/gop-primary/ks


24 posted on 03/10/2012 1:24:08 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: alstewartfan

Newt is old and this is his last fling at celebrity—between his ego and America...well, nuff said cause there are a lot of vindictive angry Newt supporters here getting angrier as Rick marches on to save our nation.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 1:26:18 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Rick should drop out and give his delegates to Newt.

Just want to be first at something. </sarcasm>


26 posted on 03/10/2012 1:27:04 PM PST by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: Hieronymus

Johnson County’s seven precincts are in—Romney is now at 20.9 and Santorum is down to 51.4%—I think that given the strange rules, this is good news for Romney and better news for Santorum.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 1:27:13 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Kansas58

I’ve been following that map very closely. Provided that the rest of the outstanding counties more than counteract Kansas City, but do not do so enough to push Romney below 20%, I think that Santorum may end up with 19 of the at-large delegates, and Romney with 6, as well as all 12 of those allocated by CD. The other outcome with Romney above 20% would be 18 and 7.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 1:34:35 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus
Got it!
However, the Johnson County KC suburb area, where you would expect Romney to do well, is IN!
The Wyandote County, Blue Collar area of KC KS is NOT in.

I get what you are saying, but I think that Romney's % might go down, as the Suburban and College town counties seem to be in.
Not sure, fun to watch,

GO RICK!

29 posted on 03/10/2012 1:38:00 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Hieronymus
Got it!
However, the Johnson County KC suburb area, where you would expect Romney to do well, is IN!
The Wyandote County, Blue Collar area of KC KS is NOT in.

I get what you are saying, but I think that Romney's % might go down, as the Suburban and College town counties seem to be in.
Not sure, fun to watch,

GO RICK!

30 posted on 03/10/2012 1:38:06 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Hieronymus
OK, Wyandotte in and Rick did great, but not that many Republicans in Wyandotte.

Also, I am a bit worried about Douglas County.

Great day for Rick, no matter what. However, I get what you mean

Less means more in a weird way, here!

31 posted on 03/10/2012 1:40:59 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Hieronymus

The key for Santorum is hold each of the others below 20% and he would not have to share those at large delegates.

I misread the article and thought Romney was over 20% but he wasn’t.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 1:43:52 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: meadsjn

33 posted on 03/10/2012 1:46:09 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Kansas58

It’s a caucus. That’s why the serious contenders (Romney and Gingrich) didn’t even campaign there, except for a couple of appearances. These are not bound delegates.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 1:59:51 PM PST by livius
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To: deport

You may very well be right. The sentence containing the phrase “if only one candidate is over 20%, or if no candidate is over 20%” is rather obscure. If there were two separate sentences, the first reading, “if only one candidate is over 20% he is awarded all of the delegates” there would be no room for confusion.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 2:00:41 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is almost as exciting as Romney’s wins in Guam and the Northern Mariana Island. Both foregone conclusions.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 2:03:02 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: deport

Romney is at 21% right now.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 2:04:47 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: rolling_stone

Why are you covered in tinfoil?


38 posted on 03/10/2012 2:04:57 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: newzjunkey

LOL :^D


39 posted on 03/10/2012 2:05:17 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: livius

[ These are not bound delegates ]

Yes, the KS delegates ARE bound by the KS caucus vote.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 2:07:17 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Houghton M.
Why are you covered in tinfoil?

Let me get this straight, you are against ad hominen attacks and name calling but revert to the same? Give me the facts not tin foil, why won't he release his fathers naturalization documents? Give me a reason or excuse why he hasn't? If he ends up being Pres or VP don't you think libs will challenge him? Cut to the chase now not later. His refusal is an indication he can't or won't release the documents as they do not help him. JMHO.

41 posted on 03/10/2012 2:13:13 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

You are indulging in the “have you stopped beating your wife” fallacy.

You give birthers a bad name.

If your “arguments” are all you have left to discredit Santorum, then you are substantively running on fumes.

And that’s NOT an ad hominem. It’s an assessment of the strength of your arguments, namely that they are worse than useless.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 2:21:06 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: rolling_stone

And you are indulging in the fallacy of the argument from silence. Unless he demonstrates that his father was a naturalized citizen he necessarily must have something to hide, seems to be the extent of your “argument.”

Well, perhaps he hasn’t released such documents
because it’s always been clear to him and everyone around him that his father was a citizen.

By the way. Have you stopped beating your wife? Until you release proof to FR that you have indeed stopped beating your wife, we can only assume that you still beat your wife.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 2:24:34 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: rolling_stone

Oh, and by the way, I assume that you are a secret agent for Vladimir Putin. Until you prove that you are NOT a secret agent for Vladimir Putin, we can only assume that you have something to hide. Either you are an agent for Vladimir Putin or, worse still, you are a runner for the Colombian drug cartel. You haven’t proven that you are not. So I can only assume you are.

Either that or you are a sleeper jihadist recruited by AlQuaida. Prove that you are not. Until you do, we can only assume you are.


44 posted on 03/10/2012 2:28:29 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: livius

You do not know what you are talking about.
“Bound” has NOTHING to do with “caucus”

And they ARE BOUND, in Kansas.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 2:30:09 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: rolling_stone

Natural Born Citizen means CITIZEN AT BIRTH and NOTHING ELSE!


46 posted on 03/10/2012 2:32:40 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: rolling_stone
Santorum was born on American Soil.
Santorum was a citizen at the moment of birth.

That is ALL that is required.

Your “interpretation” is NOT valid law, and it never has been.

47 posted on 03/10/2012 2:34:54 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Natural Born Citizen means CITIZEN AT BIRTH and NOTHING ELSE! So? Why doesnt her release the documents?


48 posted on 03/10/2012 2:35:13 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

And what else do you “demand”?

His last urine test?
His grades, in kindergarten?
The AKC certificates for any dog he has ever owned?

What you ask for is NOT at all required, it is stupid to answer stupid questions.

You are wrong. You have NO legal authority on your side of this stupid arguments.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 2:38:40 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Houghton M.
Oh and by the way, I assume that you are a secret agent for Vladimir Putin. Until you prove that you are NOT a secret agent for Vladimir Putin, we can only assume that you have something to hide. Either you are an agent for Vladimir Putin or, worse still, you are a runner for the Colombian drug cartel. You haven’t proven that you are not. So I can only assume you are.

Either that or you are a sleeper jihadist recruited by AlQuaida. Prove that you are not. Until you do, we can only assume you are.

So what? What does that have to do with the price of rice in China or whether his father was naturalized before he was born? Answer the question, don't deflect it Mr Tinfoil. Who I am or my reasons are not pertinent only the answer is and his refusal to provide it. Certainly not transparent, another Obama...

...Many, many contacts over several months by many people to Rick Santorum’s campaign offices by telephone, letters, and email … and even to his home address in VA via registered postal mail with questions about how, where, and when his father Aldo Santorum [who was born in Italy to non-U.S. Citizen parents] became a US. Citizen, have gone unanswered. Rick it is a simple question and the public has the right to know. When did your immigrant father who came to the USA naturalize? Provide a copy of the paperwork of same to the American electorate. Rick Santorum has been asked repeatedly to provide copies to the public of his father’s Citizenship papers.

The questions to Rick Santorum have gone repeatedly ignored and unanswered. Why? This evasive behavior on this subject by Rick Santorum reminds me of the same type of behavior by Marco Rubio. See the prior story about Marco Rubio and ultimately what we learned as to why he was evading answering the citizenship status of his parents and when they became U.S. Citizens in relation to Marco’s birth date here....

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/03/rick-santorum-still-refusing-to-provide.html

50 posted on 03/10/2012 2:44:41 PM PST by rolling_stone
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