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The Fate of Rick Santorumís Delegates
ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT by Taiowa

Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661...

...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa...

Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the party, and are also free to support whomever they choose in Tampa.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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To: magritte

Newt’s money was paid in Utah. It is not uncommon when a staffer moves or quits to close the account and remove their access. The issue has been resolved.
How hard is it for YOU to grasp the simple fact that NOONE gained any delegates from the early beauty contest primary in MO..that is NOT the way they select their delegates.
PS...are you aware that Santorum failed to register in several districts in Illinois and also in his home state of Virginia? there were other areas he did not get on the ballot..it wasn’t just Newt.


51 posted on 04/11/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

I don’t give a rats ass about a loser like Santorum. I was just giving my assessment based on the people I’ve talked to here in MO. Newt’s DOA here.


52 posted on 04/11/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by magritte (Don't blame me. I voted for a real conservative, Rick Perry.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim,

I Newt can get the nomination, great. But I don’t see anything principled about handing 0 another four years by not voting in the General I would vote for any repub to beat 0.


53 posted on 04/11/2012 5:40:23 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Taiowa

Dude
get the concept
RS did not release his delegates, so his bound delegates are still bound!

the delegates that are not bound: they will vote for whomever the hell they want to!

if he releases the bound delegates, they also will vote for whomever the hell they want to!


54 posted on 04/11/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT in CT.)
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To: katiedidit1

the MO caucuses on March 24 WERE NOT A BEAUTY CONTEST!!

The precinct delegates elected that day who support Santorum (which is probably over 40% of the delegates) ... will almost all support somebody else on 4/21.

very simple, but apparently confusing for some.


55 posted on 04/11/2012 5:52:35 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT in CT.)
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To: balls

How you vote is your business, but if you continue posting like you are with profanity or insults and or attacking our conservative posters while pushing an abortionist liberal on this pro-life conservative site and you will no longer be welcome here. Read and heed my advice.


56 posted on 04/11/2012 5:55:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: magritte

I live in MO. Our election was a mess. The first election cost the taxpayers 7 million dollars and nothing was accomplished. We had another election on local issues a few weeks later and the caucus and now on the 21st they move on the delegates.
The states and the RNC need to get their act together not just in Missouri but nationwide. Look at what happened in Florida and Virginia


57 posted on 04/11/2012 6:01:04 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Not confusing at all as far as the primary of non binding delegates went. It was a meaningless mess.


58 posted on 04/11/2012 6:03:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Our Primary was a huge waste of time. No reason in the world for it to be this way. Caucuses are a joke as well. Next time, let’s hope for just a straight vote and assign delegates by district or county or something. A total embarrassment.


59 posted on 04/11/2012 6:05:46 PM PDT by magritte (Don't blame me. I voted for a real conservative, Rick Perry.)
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To: magritte
I agree with you magritte. Here is an article that explains what happened in MO. It even involved a dispute with our democrat Governor Nixon. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/why-missouri-is-holding-a-meaningless-primary/ The state party, meanwhile, didn’t even want the primary to happen. That’s because today’s vote won’t be the main event: Missouri will hold caucuses on March 17, where voters will begin the process of selecting and allocating delegates. Today’s primary is a vestige of state law that Missouri’s GOP-controlled legislature failed to change. State Sen. Engler noted that holding today’s primary will cost the state $7 million, according to the secretary of state’s office. “We’re cutting $500 million out of the budget, and we’re going to fire 4,000 workers,” Engler said of his colleagues’ opposition. “They knew we were wasting money.” But Democrats will hold their presidential primary today, too, and doing away with the primary entirely could have forced them to adopt a caucus system. All of Missouri’s eight Democratic senators voted against the bill; so did eight of its 26 Republicans. Missouri’s Republican lietenant governor, who casts the tie-breaking vote in the state senate, was not present. And here we are today, with Missouri holding a delegate-less primary, critics crying foul over the expense, and Santorum angling for a notch in the “W” column that could make his Tuesday night a bit more successful.
60 posted on 04/11/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

MO GOP sure is wimpy, isn’t it? That’s why we have hardly any bench to go up against the sea hag, Claire McAskill. Very frustrating.


61 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:54 PM PDT by magritte (Don't blame me. I voted for a real conservative, Rick Perry.)
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To: balls
I would vote for any repub to beat 0.

Besides the fact that you have been insulting anybody and everybody on FR that you can, here's your biggest mistake: You've bought into the illusion that a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-gun grabbing, pro-Big Government socalist wannabe from Massachusetts is somehow better than a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-gun grabbing, pro-Big Government socalist from Chicago, simply because the liberal from Massachusetts has an (R) next to his name.

When somebody like Willard Romney is the Republican frontrunner, all that proves is that party labels mean nothing these days.

What's more important is whether you are a Conservative or not. By all definitions, Romney fails that test. He wants us to judge Obama by his record, and that is fair, but what is also fair is that we should judge Romney by his record, and his record as Governor is one that any liberal would be proud of.

Go back and look at Mitten's record, look at the timing of when he changed his stances on certain issues - everything he does is driven by trying to win office. He changed his mind on abortion at the same time he was looking at the White House? Coincidence? I think not. The Etch-a-Sketch comment was incredibly telling and incredibly accurate.

You should stop asking all of us to vote for Romney, because all your doing is asking us to vote for one liberal over another liberal simply because your liberal of choice has an (R) next to his name.
62 posted on 04/11/2012 6:20:56 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: magritte

You got that right! she should be easy to beat but it has been rather silent so far...I like Steelman and have followed her on facebook. Claire has to go.


63 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

I’ll find the Steelman page on Fbook...thanks...


64 posted on 04/11/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT by magritte (Don't blame me. I voted for a real conservative, Rick Perry.)
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To: magritte

magritte, guess what I just read! the MO house passed a proposal summary requiring voter id at the polls. IF it passes the senate we will vote on it this year.


65 posted on 04/11/2012 7:29:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ltc8k6; af_vet_rr
The need to stop Obama trumps pretty much everything else, imo.

Not yet for sure, and maybe not really at all.

If we get 68 Senate seats, Obama is history next spring. Think about that.

If Romney goes down in a 49-State sweep, like McGovern, that will deliver, I think, the "necessary" message to the Yacht Club.

That sounds fair to me: 49 States for them, 68 Senate seats for us, and Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry cleaning house at the RNC and RNCC. I'll take that anytime.

Note to Sarah: When the RNC guys clean out their desks, make them take their condoms and gerbils with them.

66 posted on 04/11/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: garjog

That might happen...if Newt hadn’t been so intent on burning all of his bridges between himself and Rick.


67 posted on 04/11/2012 9:01:40 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Christie at the beach

“He is saying this already. He cannot even support Newt. Unbelievable.”

Santorum was always an ungrateful backstabber going all the way back to the House “coupe” against Newt back in the late 1990’s. Nothing new here.


68 posted on 04/12/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE; All
I would pass out if that happens.I just dont see santorum doing that however I could see and expect santorum to endorse romney.This thing has fix all over it.

"The problem is, Rick Santorum cannot endorse Mitt Romney without violating the closely held principles he said were his drivers and motivation to enter the race in the first place. He stands with Newt, by his own testimony, on a host of issues and holds almost nothing in common with the Saul Alinsky Big Lie Campaign that Romney and his attack pac have waged against him.

Paraphrasing Newt, talking about his own race last Easter Sunday, (4/8/2012) all Newt has to offer him is the shadow of The Cross, a chance to sacrifice, a likely road to debt and so on. I am praying that he is a true patriot and is unwilling at any price to see our election process so abused, destroyed by a Romney win.

I'm hoping and praying that the words of our founders concerning their quest for Liberty rings in his heart and mind and that he is willing to Pledge his life, his fortune and his sacred honor for Liberty and finds in his heart the courage to endorse, campaign with and participate in our patriotic task of saving our Republic from the Saul Alinskyites. "

http://drbutchandcompany.blogspot.com/2012/04/please-take-another-look-at-dr-newt.html

69 posted on 04/13/2012 5:40:51 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: itsahoot

I don’t hate the guy, but is criticism not allowed at ALL???

I’ve never supported Romney - we have had great conservatives in Cain, Perry and Newt. I just don’t like RS’ voting record on a lot of issues over the years. Plus, with his emphasis almost exclusively on social and faith matters, I don’t think he had a chance against BHO any more than Romney does.

But hate? Never. That’s reserved only for BHO and his fellow anti-American radicals.


70 posted on 04/13/2012 8:46:07 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: katiedidit1

I, too, live in MO and what an irritating mess indeed! In ‘08, we had a regular primary. I do wish it hadn’t been an open one, however, and it was also winner take all, which I don’t like. But a primary is SO preferrable over what happened this year. I really feel cheated.


71 posted on 04/13/2012 9:23:23 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres

I feel cheated, too. Like a dirty trick was played on us. Stupid Missouri. I hope they get this figured out next time. This was an embarrassment to our state.


72 posted on 04/13/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT 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: katiedidit1; magritte

I like Steelman (first of all, because she’s running against the despicable Claire) and will vote for her!


73 posted on 04/13/2012 9:42:00 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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