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Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????
gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | by Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson

"See below what I received from FNC Carl Cameron! This is really wild! More possible Florida election problems?"

Tampa, FL — Florida’s primary might not be over just yet.

The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the florida primary based on the Republican National Committee’s own rules which state that no contest can be winner take all prior to April 1, 2012. (See attached RNC memo.)

The Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida’s winner take all status & demand proportional allocation of delegates.

Fox News has learned that Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official will begin the process of trying to have the RNC rules enforced so that the Sunshine State delegates are proportionately allocated.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the rule, “…’winner-take-all’ states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012.”

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: arizona; delegates; elections; fl2012; flaprimary; flaprimaryresults; florida; gingrich; newt; primary; republican; rnc; rominee; rules; teapartyrebellion
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To: ZX12R

Read elsewhere that Team Romney spent 25 million dollars on the FL campaign.

Will we detect buyers remorse?? hee hee hee


261 posted on 02/01/2012 8:39:34 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Spunky

I honestly have no idea. All good things to find out before Tuesday! Thank you for jump starting my brain! :o)


262 posted on 02/01/2012 8:39:40 PM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: jiggyboy
man what is it with Florida and elections

Electile dysfunction.

263 posted on 02/01/2012 8:39:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EDINVA

you and I .
I am fed up of these people not just on the left but on thew right looking at ones race, religion, color, sex, etc is.

Remember a time when we got the best person for the job and you know what if a guy or gal was black or white or what ever and they were idiots then they would not get the job.?

McCain saying he has no problem getting beaten because he got beat by the first black President, Coulter now in the homo group , Rove with illegals.

Every time hear face to face a person saying that this place where I live is not diverse because everyone is white or everyone speaks English or the usual is where is the diversity.

I say why are you looking at color , race, etc why not look at at a person based on who they are.

Every time it shuts these idiots up.

Obama got voted in because he was not white, 3 to 4 million blacks came out to vote for the first time and not one could give you a decent answer as to why they voted for him except he is a brother.

Get the best person for the job and those on the left who can only see race or religion are the biggest bigots or racists in this country.


264 posted on 02/01/2012 8:42:07 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: troy McClure

Send the Kennedy-Kerry-Klone back to Mass!


265 posted on 02/01/2012 8:43:21 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well. That sounds interesting...


266 posted on 02/01/2012 8:48:13 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian)
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To: show

Santorum didn’t win any delegates in IOWA.


267 posted on 02/01/2012 8:55:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: manc

Sounds like a rant *I* could give! Remember, the DNC rules require that delegates to its convention meet certain quotas, i.e., X% black, X% women, hispanic, etc. All based on demographic ‘diversity.’

God help a pro-life Democrat of any race/religion/gender/ethnicity. With rare exception, they’d never get seated at that convention. Philosophical ‘diversity’ is not allowed.


268 posted on 02/01/2012 8:59:18 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: for-q-clinton
Awesome, but isn’t South Carolina winner take all?

South Carolina is semi-proportional. That is, the candidate carrying the state gets 11 delegates. The remaining 14 delegates are awarded to the winner of each of the seven congressional districts, two per district. Thus, Newt got 23 delegates: 11 for carrying the state and 12 for carrying six of the seven districts. The seventh district is believed to be Romney's, but they are not sure because the district boundaries are still in doubt.

So, since SC is only semi-proportional, does that place them in violation of the rule, as well as Florida?

269 posted on 02/01/2012 9:13:33 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: samiam1972

Yes, we do look like rubes. But, to me, the interesting part will be that Missouri complied with the rules by scheduling the caucus so if they don’t hold Florida to the rules too, there should be hell to pay. I’m interested to see if Newt wins the primary here if the caucus will undo the results. My anger would be tremendous if that happens. I just don’t put anything past the GOP any more.


270 posted on 02/01/2012 9:37:30 PM PST by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If anybody who actually works for the party can explain these rules, I would sure appreciate it.

At one point I read that the Party passed rules that you couldn’t do winner-take-all primaries early - before some date I forget. The penalty is to lose half your delegates.

But then I read other things that conflict with this. Surely it wasn’t JUST DISCOVERED that FL should have been proportional? Why are these rules so arcane?

Hank


271 posted on 02/01/2012 9:42:14 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: shelterguy
Newt is a fighter

Yep, the same way shyster lawyers are "fighters".

272 posted on 02/01/2012 9:59:19 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Momotaro

Since last Thusday I’d have no way of knowing if a Fudgepack “siren” was going or not. I unbookmarked him and uninstalled his app on my iPad.

By the way, for anyone looking for a replacement news aggegator, I strongly recommend “BadBlue”

http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/trendr8.htm

Hank


273 posted on 02/01/2012 10:03:02 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Irish Eyes

This was breaking news yesterday. That’s why I love this place.

Florida’s Winner Will Lock in 50 Delegates? Not Necessarily
January 31, 2012 1:16:21 AM EST · 1 of 7
ynotjjr
Guess what Nit, no 99 Florida delegates, not even 50, this will be close and the delegates will be split. No winner take all till April. This rule was passed unanimously by ALL States.
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274 posted on 02/01/2012 10:39:53 PM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: Electric Graffiti

Yea I’m surprised that they don’t give back Florida’s Delegates just to mess with Newt!


275 posted on 02/01/2012 10:47:19 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: boomop1
Romney just sh** a brick.

AmSoc doubleplusgoods maked subwears brownwise.

276 posted on 02/01/2012 11:29:10 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers up for Newt and our country...INDEED!!!!


277 posted on 02/01/2012 11:44:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: true believer forever

I believe Washington chose as the ‘watchword(s)’ for that operaton “Victory or Death”. Appropriate ... fight to the political death between Newt & Romney & Newt is going “all in”.


278 posted on 02/02/2012 12:00:41 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Jim Robinson

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Yay Newt!


279 posted on 02/02/2012 12:19:48 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

More evidence that Newt is an entrenched politician all of the way thru. I will never understand why the establishment loves him so.


280 posted on 02/02/2012 3:39:00 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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