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Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)
NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers

Posted on 03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST by Vigilanteman

Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link:

Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET

Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET

Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET

Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET

North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET

Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET

Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET

Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET

Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET

Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET

Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Oklahoma; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012caucus; 2012primary; caucus; gop; gopprimary; livesupertuesday; primary; super; supertuesday; supertuesdaylive; tuesday
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To: Kenny

Okay, Kenny. I give up. I surrender.

You’re right. Ricky will crush Obama.

Yup. I’m convinced.

Thanks.


1,151 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:13 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Picture Steven Tyler singing. “Dream on, dream on..”


1,152 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:13 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorums 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: FreeReign
Hume is doing more damage to his own reputation than he is to Newt. Keep doing it Britt. You look foolish.

Fox really hasn't been as reliable since the Tony Snow days. RIP, Tony...you're still missed.

1,153 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:22 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Well, bless your little heart. Your pathetically-worded condescension is noted.


1,154 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:25 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Vigilanteman

Exactly. That pretty well wraps up the evening.

It started out pretty good though.

Romney has nothing to croak about here.


1,155 posted on 03/06/2012 8:40:46 PM PST by dforest
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Newt ain’t even winning anything but his home state, yet you are still daydreaming he will “crush Obama”? LOL

Time to let it go dude Newt is done


1,156 posted on 03/06/2012 8:41:17 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: TitansAFC

Santorum didn’t affect Newt’s win in Georgia, though. If Newt wasn’t competitive in Ohio, I wish his supporters wouldn’t have voted for him anyway.

Whichever candidate you support, our first duty is to defeat Romney.


1,157 posted on 03/06/2012 8:41:48 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: j.argese
Or if Santorum hadn’t lied about Newt in debates.

When did he lie in the debates? I never heard Newt deny one thing Santorum said.

1,158 posted on 03/06/2012 8:42:45 PM PST by Kenny
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To: FourPeas
Well, bless your little heart. Your pathetically-worded condescension is noted.

Great. I wasn't sure you would catch it. I am impressed.

Sleep tight, slugger.

1,159 posted on 03/06/2012 8:43:00 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Cato in PA

Amen!


1,160 posted on 03/06/2012 8:43:00 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: moonhawk

Really? That’s all ya got? Go back to the sandbox child lol


1,161 posted on 03/06/2012 8:43:42 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Vigilanteman
Newt really can't feel very good about tonight.

Why not? He probably won more delegates than Ricky.
1,162 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:00 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kenny

He didn’t have the opportunity. Ricky the Pious lied in his closing comments, after Speaker Gingrich spoke.


1,163 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:45 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Brown Deer; All

Per CNN after tonight only 20 delegates separate Rick and Newt.. so tell me again, why should Newt drop out?


1,164 posted on 03/06/2012 8:45:16 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: j.argese

Correct; voting for Santorum in Florida was a waste just as much as voting for Newt in Ohio.

Romney’s candidacy could end the election - and the nation as we know it - before a single vote is cast. It should be every conservative’s #1 goal to defeat him, and that means voting for whichever candidate is most competitive in your state’s primaries.


1,165 posted on 03/06/2012 8:45:24 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: wolf24
“Wouldn't the party elites (i.e., those in favor of Romney) control the outcome of a brokered convention”

The conservatives will have much more power at the convention, Romney would be the loser and the elites would abandon him and side with conservatives and either Newt or Rick would likely get the nomination.

The elites aren't fighters..

1,166 posted on 03/06/2012 8:46:21 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Okay, Kenny. I give up. I surrender. You’re right. Ricky will crush Obama.

I don't know who will or won't 'crush' Obama but I don't see Newt doing such a bang-up job either. Not exactly running away with it now is he?

And maybe none of them will survive Obama. He makes Romney look downright honest and these 'late-breaking' votes will exponentially increase in the general. We just have to make the best choice we can and pray. None of us has a crystal ball.

1,167 posted on 03/06/2012 8:46:57 PM PST by Kenny
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To: WeatherGuy
"CNN also showing that Mitt only did well in areas that are heavily pro-Obama. Mitt is going to get stomped in the general."

At his presser today hussein wished mit "good luck tonight", and followed it with a sincere "really". He meant it.

1,168 posted on 03/06/2012 8:47:29 PM PST by moehoward
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To: WeatherGuy

As the guy from Washington Times just observed, what Santorum has to do is just nearly camp out in the deep south states of Mississippi and Alabama and ramp up with volunteers and big bucks and come in first in both states to be the absolute, no questions asked, final Conservative left in this race who can derail Romney, then get the united Conservative support and take it to Romney I mean big time. As the last anti-Romney standing. That is what needs to be done. Romney cannot take those states.


1,169 posted on 03/06/2012 8:48:18 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: TitansAFC

Actually going to Georgia gave Santorum the 20 percent he needed to get delegates. I mean I don’t know if he would have gotten as many votes had he not done that. I don’t think he went there to hurt Newt but to collect delegates for himself. He knew that Newt would win but wanted 2nd place which he got. Ohio he wasn’t going to get many delegates so he might as well go somewhere to collect more delegates.


1,170 posted on 03/06/2012 8:48:26 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Yaelle
980 posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 9:52:01 PM by Yaelle: “Why do these lib counties come in last? Do they hope they won’t need the voter fraud but hold on to it in case it’s needed at the end??”

Based on my experience of watching elections for nearly forty years, there are two factors at play here.

First, urban areas have **MANY** more voters than rural areas. Let's say an urban precinct gets the usual last-minute rush of voters right before the polls close. That used to be a bigger deal before electronic voting machines, but even with the current machines, that can be a long line of people, all of whom have the right to vote if they're in line by the time the polls close. By comparison, in a suburban or rural precinct, the last-minute voters may delay the end of voting by just a few minutes.

Second, rural areas are physically farther away from the county courthouse. In my county, it takes a minimum of 30 minutes to drive from the farthest-out large rural precinct, and for one tiny precinct on the back side of Fort Leonard Wood, it can take 45 minutes to drive from there to the courthouse.

In very rural states, those distances can create huge delays in reporting the vote totals.

I'm not going to say voter fraud doesn't happen, but it's not the main reason for the delayed ballots.

1,171 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:16 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Yaelle

Ok,

Let’s imagine all 100,000 votes in Cuyahoga County were tallied FIRST, with an 18% margin for Mitt, and the rural counties came in later...

People would be screaming bloody murder that the vote total was simply invented rather than the votes actually tallied.


1,172 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:16 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Aren’t you precious?

Don’t forget to take your Xanax.

Sleep tight.


1,173 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:57 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Kenny
Romney's lead continues to widen

432,585 426,220
38% 37%
92% Reporting


Ohio Exit Polls - these are interesting.
1,174 posted on 03/06/2012 8:50:45 PM PST by Girlene
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To: FourPeas

I really get to you, don’t I? :^D


1,175 posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:13 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Yaelle

“He is busy filling out Ohio ballots under the fox news desk.”

That explains why Mitt is now leading by over 6,000 votes now. ;)


1,176 posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:25 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: napscoordinator

You are correct, but he might still fall just short of 20%.


1,177 posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:32 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: silentknight

I’ve been lurking since Florida- where I’m from- and I finally decided to register...this was one of the posts that did it for me!

I don’t want to sound like a crazy Ron Paul supporter, but I’m starting to think that this is all a set up- Michigan was the same way! It’s as if it’s all out of the control of the voter and instead in the hands of the GOP-E!

It all goes back to the Stalin quote “Power lies in the hands of those who count the votes!”

Scary!


1,178 posted on 03/06/2012 8:52:29 PM PST by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: darrellmaurina

Yeah, I know. But it’s still frustrating. To see Rick ahead so late gave me hope!


1,179 posted on 03/06/2012 8:52:29 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorums 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

*yawn*


1,180 posted on 03/06/2012 8:52:56 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Persevero

Like we don’t already pay enough taxes?

Whadddaya nutz?

Camp Liberal Snoopy sucks enough!

We are outta here!


1,181 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:26 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Yaelle

Well it was no picnic for Ron Reagan in 1980 pitched against the Bush-ites and the Establishment Republican Party, he had some rough times but stuck it out.


1,182 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:55 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newt is a brilliant man at counting elections. He will do what he thinks is right. He may be the best debater and most brilliant, but that isn’t translating into votes.

Pray for America


1,183 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:55 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: moehoward
At his presser today hussein wished mit "good luck tonight", and followed it with a sincere "really". He meant it.

The RAT party cannot wait to run against mittens. Have you seen this DNC ad? MittvMitt.com: The story of two men trapped in one body
1,184 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:06 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“As for Newt, the whole world is against him. I am surprised he is still standing.”

Sarah and Todd Palin voted for him.

Next comes the South!


1,185 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:35 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: combat_boots
How does one guy happen to register correctly in OH, or ANY state, and the others don't?

IIRC, some of Myth's "correct registrations" are holdovers from the last time he ran. I may have it wrong, but that would not seem fair to the other's who didn't run before.

1,186 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:42 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: bray

I’m afraid this is really what it comes down to.


1,187 posted on 03/06/2012 8:55:57 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Wow you have a great crystal ball, can you tell me what the lottery is tomorrow? Any one of these candidates can take him out in Nov.

Pray for America


1,188 posted on 03/06/2012 8:56:58 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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A close call in Ohio will at least take that silly Fluke out of the headlines and give us a reprieve from the lies.
I hope :)


1,189 posted on 03/06/2012 8:57:49 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; All

BIG OHIO PRIMARY NEWS YOU WON’T BE SEEING ON CNN/MSNBC

U.S. House of Representatives - District 09 (D)
Candidate / Issue % of Votes Number Of Votes
Kaptur, Marcy (D) 55.81% 38,463
Kucinich, Dennis (D) 40.27% 27,755
Veysey, Graham (D) 3.91% 2,698

Corrupt Democrat Marcy Kaptur is about to end the career of Democrat nutjob DENNIS KOOKCINUCH!

And.....

U.S. House of Representatives - District 09 (R)
Candidate / Issue % of Votes Number Of Votes
Wurzelbacher, Samuel (R) 50.85% 13,342
Kraus, Steven (R) 49.15% 12,896

JOE THE PLUMBER is likely to running against her!!


1,190 posted on 03/06/2012 8:58:21 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: FourPeas

Dennis Kuchinich just lost to Marcy Kaptor in a redistrict battle


1,191 posted on 03/06/2012 8:58:29 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: Yaelle

Fox News showing Dennis Kucinich conceding defeat alongside his attractive (but obviously insane) wife.


1,192 posted on 03/06/2012 8:59:51 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Ricky cannot do that.

The more this race goes on, the more I am not sure of that. I think that Santorum would be extremely competitive with Obama. He would get all the mid-west, south, and some western states. I would not be so sure that Rick would lose to Obama. Sure Rick will lose Ohio by a small margin but I think he takes the state in the General.


1,193 posted on 03/06/2012 8:59:51 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: tcrlaf

That’s big news!


1,194 posted on 03/06/2012 9:00:46 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
True. True enough. We do need that out of there.

I must add that if the vote separation between Santorum and Romney in Ohio is too small with 100% in, the state law there requires a re-count. We will have to see if Ohio goes into a re-count. Who knows? Could get another Iowa here, with the recount giving it to Santorum. Stranger things have happened. (95% of the vote in now).

1,195 posted on 03/06/2012 9:01:31 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: sarah palin rocks
Next comes the South!

Well, Newt has already finished third in part of "the South." Or was Tennessee not in the Confederacy?

Newt supporters talk about the South like it's most of the population of the country.

But the definition of the "South" is going to end up whittled down to being South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

1,196 posted on 03/06/2012 9:01:40 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: TitansAFC
Newt basically abandoned Ohio. Super Tuesday to avoid the embarrassment of losing his home state. His ego, and his pro-Israel sugar daddy's $s, are conceding the primary to Mitt and risk conceding the general to Obama and the Mullahs in Iran.

Our best hope may be that we go to convention with Romney+Paul+miscellaneous under 50% of the delegates and hope that one time friends Rick and Newt can cut a deal and outmaneuver the GOP-e there. I know Newt fans want to see a Newt-Obama debate but a Newt-Biden one would be a record setter. The Rats would need to play the Eagleton card again. Newt could play Cheney to Rick's W, without any Rove holding them back. And with Romney's money guys holding their noses and fighting Obama's 'Share-ea' economics.

1,197 posted on 03/06/2012 9:01:45 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: advertising guy

I’m going to miss his wife...not so much Dennis “the nut”!


1,198 posted on 03/06/2012 9:02:10 PM PST by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: Nobama_ever

Welcome to FR, Nobama_ever. I’ll assume it’s all legit, but it IS disappointing that Romney’s pulling another squeaker win.


1,199 posted on 03/06/2012 9:02:10 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Rational Thought; napscoordinator
You are correct, but he might still fall just short of 20%.


Santorum at 19.6% with 95.8% reporting in Georgia.

1,200 posted on 03/06/2012 9:02:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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