Skip to comments.Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses
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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82% of Kansas caucus voters DO NOT WANT MITT ROMNEY!
He ain’t Newt but as a born and raised Kansan, I’ll take Rick over mit any day.
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.
[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.]
Disregard my 20% threshold post as I misread the 18% Romney number as trailing not as his percentage which it was.
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.
Looks like you all maybe able to keep Romney under 20% threshold.....
And I wonder how many millions Romney spent trying to buy the Kansas caucuses?
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”
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.
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.
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?
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.
We were there, voted for Rick.
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.
Why won’t Santorum release his fathers naturalization documents? Why is this question not being asked and answered? Is he another Obama?
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