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Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | March 7, 2012

Posted on 03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT

FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today.

With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent.

At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted.

Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to tonight’s vote.

In Fairbanks, where most Fairbanks North Star Borough election districts voted at the Carlson Center, Paul was the preferred candidate. A wide array of voters — including young and older voters — cast their vote for the libertarian-leaning candidate.

Many voters registered at the poll, either switching party affiliation or signing up for the first time.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsminer.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Idaho; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: ak; alaska; alaskacaucus; caucus; idaho; kansas; kenyanbornmuzzie; ks; mitt; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; romney; santorum; supertuesday; wy; wyoming
Looks like Mitt will win a squeaker, leading Santorum by about 120 votes. NO EXCUSE FOR THIS ONE, my grassroots heroes!
1 posted on 03/07/2012 8:58:24 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Tea Party=65%.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:00:06 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Many voters registered at the poll, either switching party affiliation or signing up for the first time.

Money quote. Dems voting in Republican primary.

/johnny

3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:03:59 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

of course this wasn’t a primary. Only 4500 total turnout.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:13:09 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Looks like the Murkowski endorsement bore fruit...


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:18 AM PST by donozark (A soldier lives as long as he is remembered...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

In Wyoming, the delegates elected at precinct caucuses last week are meeting at the 23 county caucus/conventions this week. Sketchy reports say MITT won 3 of the 6 that were held last night.

trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/

AND IT’S Kansas caucuses this Saturday, 3/10.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 9:18:42 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Translation: Mormons screw another election.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 9:19:07 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: campaignPete R-CT
(Wins by 120 votes)

MITTENS JUST CANNOT CLOSE THE SALE! And the GOP says this is the only candidate that can take it to Zero??? Huh?
8 posted on 03/07/2012 9:19:07 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Wyoming link that works.

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/


9 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:38 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

How come the bad guys manage to squeak out wins in Alaska? Is there something foul going on here or are they just lucky?


10 posted on 03/07/2012 9:22:55 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Blacks vote for Obama because he's perceived as black; Mormons vote for Mitt because he's Mormon; evangelicals vote for Santorum because he's believed to be Christian...

Are there ANY voters left who vote for a candidate based on the 'issues'???

11 posted on 03/07/2012 9:23:45 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nateman
How come the bad guys manage to squeak out wins in Alaska? Is there something foul going on here or are they just lucky?

Last night as I was watching Santorum ahead in OH for hours and hours and then all of a sudden around 10pm mittens starts to close the gap, all I could think of was Rossi in Washington, and Frankenstein in MN when the proper number of votes were "found" just in the nick of time. I no longer trust any politician no matter what flavor they are.
12 posted on 03/07/2012 9:30:07 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio; onyx; Jim Robinson
MITTENS JUST CANNOT CLOSE THE SALE! And the GOP says this is the only candidate that can take it to Zero???

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13 posted on 03/07/2012 9:34:31 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (If Jesus returned today the mormon church would try to sell him a condo in their billion-dollar mall)
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To: who knows what evil?

No. This is the base intelligence of America. They don’t want to take time or they are scared of the vital national and international issues facing this nation. Would rather vote for their religious affiliation. They don’t understand that they could be turning this world over to a man completely unprepared for a potential world war starting with Iran and Israel and a devastating looming economic crisis that could cripple America. Santorum has no experience in any of this and we can not afford OJT when faced with crisis. Frankly, Romney shows far more leadership than Santorum and Gingrich is levels above Romney. Let them have their confessor.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 9:36:44 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Cheerio

Or the exit polls that showed Sharon ahead of Reid but it was not even a squeaker in the count. Reid managed to steal a whole bunch this time. Guess he did not want another stolen squeaker like he had 12 years before.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 9:42:11 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

maybe ideologues are not as interested in tactics and process. The insiders/libs know when a race is razor close and send resources there.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 9:47:43 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
not as interested in tactics and process.

Could be, but you have to figure anybody who has taken the time to run is also taking the time to try and win.

17 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:57 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

ARE YOU KIDDING!!!???

IF YOU WERE INVOLVED WITH RS OR NG CAMPAIGN YOU WOULD SEE HOW INCOMPETENT THE FOLKS ARE WHO ARE “HIGH UP” in those campaign. I’d call them amateurs, but that would be an insult to amateurs.

They are making the Pat Buchanan campaign look competent.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 9:55:00 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Toespi

Would rather vote for their religious affiliation.

Don’t throw us all in there.

When I have spoken about the dangers of Paul and Romney, and Gingrich’s strengths, it’s like debating with zombies.
I feel like a space alien on the wrong planet.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 9:56:44 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Sounds like you have inside knowledge. I know when J.D.Hayworth ran against McCain , Hayworths campaign manager just brushed me off when I tried to help. That race was not even close.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:03:10 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Are there ANY voters left who vote for a candidate based on the 'issues'???

You just named Evangelicals, they are very issues focused, so are atheists.

21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:07:21 AM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: WestwardHo

I read Santorum’s speech from last night after the primaries. It had absolutely no substance. He rambled about his wonderful family, stammered about his morals and mentioned freedom, and stole several excerpts from gingrich’s speeches on the constitution and declaration of independence. He reminded me of a high school kid running for student council president. All I could think about was him getting that 3 am call that Iran has hit Israel with a nuclear weapon and Russia is mobilizing.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:14 AM PST by Toespi
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I’m sorry, but you have to ask why Sarah Palin voted for Newt Gingrich in Alaska, since her announced strategy back in January was to vote to keep the process moving, and he had no chance to win anything in Alaska, while Santorum was competing strongly there.

Alaska is one of many states where, if only a small part of the Gingrich vote had gone to Santorum, Santorum would have beat Romney and Romney would be much worse off.

So, why do you think Sarah voted for Newt? It could be simply she really wants Newt to win, and doesn’t want Santorum to win, but you’d think if that were the case she’d just come out and say that.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:56:25 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: who knows what evil?
evangelicals vote for Santorum because he's believed to be Christian...

Why do you say "believed to be"? Do you think there is a significant group of people who have questions on that matter?

24 posted on 03/07/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Toespi

He reminded me of a high school kid running for student council president.

Agree with you 100%. Can’t imagine what kind of administration he would put together.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 11:20:30 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Poorly worded on my part...evangelicals are voting for him because they are focusing solely on his Christianity, instead of focusing on his record, his ideas, and his ability to defeat Barack Obama...similar to the way people supported Huckabee because he was a Southern Baptist...


26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:25:33 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Toespi

Leadership is not pandering and message craft based on media agendas. Romney is the ultimate “finger in the wind” politician. He has a long record of having positions to placate the press. Just look at who hw appointed to the Mass Supreme Court.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:28:01 AM PST by jps098
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Where are you getting your numbers from? Romney won by over 450 votes, not 120 votes. State turnout was over 12,000, not 4500.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 12:18:00 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

You are correct. Turnout was over 12,000 with 100% reporting. Romney wins by 425 or about 3.5%.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/alaska-caucuses-super-tuesday/results-by-county

I could not find final numbers earlier in the day. DO you know how to get a moderator to change my title/headline?


29 posted on 03/07/2012 1:14:47 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Nateman

well, I know numerous people who tried to do volunteer for Santorum in MA and they found it impossible. These things are notoriously poorly run.

In MA, the coordinator would not give out a phone number ... so there was nowhere to call. Only emails received saying that somebody would be in touch. One sign wave was organized and it was a “Unity Rally” where they invited Romney people to join them. Silly.

In VT, things went a little better as 7 days before the vote, a phone number was given to call if you wanted to join up.

I hope I have more time in 4 years so that we can overcome these problems.

PS In MA, the threshold was 15% for delegates. Santorum fell short with only 12%. So it cost him big-time.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 1:26:10 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Sarah has a national following and she is trying to keep Newt alive. But it would have made sense for the Palin-Miller organization in AK to move their support to Rick. THere is no excuse that it didn’t happen.

Then again, the leadership even here at freeper to stop MITT is limited. In VT, the threshold was 20% and in MA the threshold is 15%. So the NEWT votes were not counted. Why was little said about it?

I received a voicemail from the NEWTS asking me to phone bank into OH on Monday. Why Ohio?

Here’s a good rule for conservatives: Do not support candidates that are well below the threshold. Except in extraordinary circumstances. It seems like a rule FREEPERS like to ignore.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 1:34:34 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

in Cheyenne, Romney won the national delegate by 2 votes over Santorum.

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-caucuses-kick-off-with-three-romney-wins/article_0576e732-2e4a-5170-a54b-cf85f6be917f.html


32 posted on 03/07/2012 1:49:53 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I think Admin Moderator is a user name, you can send a message or for fast results hit report abuse and then explain what you would like to do.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 3:13:50 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t think that’s so. Sarah Palin said on Fox last night most Alaskans are not with either major party, they’re registered independents like her husband Todd.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 3:31:25 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

The split vote has given Romney Michigan, Ohio, and Alaska.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 5:14:44 PM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: Pinkbell

and MITT gets 100% of the MASS delegates because Santorum’s 12% is below the 15% threshold for that state. Cost him 6 or 8 delegates. But no excuse for RS ignoring MASS. And all the delegate confusion in OH by the RS campaign.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 6:20:17 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

that guy is a speedster. Took him about 30 seconds from the time I hit ‘submit’.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 6:22:12 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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