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  • Cruz and Trump to Duke Out The Nomination in the Game of Delegates

    02/11/2016 10:45:20 AM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 3 replies
    Things I Trust More Than Hillary ^ | Feb 11th, 2016 | Timothy Martens
    Polls are only so accurate and seem to change on a whim I will assume that they are halfway decent. Here is how I think the race will come down to Cruz and Trump from a statistical study of the polls with a little of my own intuition. Cruz and Carson are vying for the same voting block, which is one of the reasons why Carson is going after Cruz so hard. Carson due to his multiple strategic failures is falling. The further Carson falls the more Cruz rises as the majority of Carson’s supporters do not see another valid...
  • Rebellion: Sanders Supporters Apply Pressure On Superdelegates To Not ‘Snatch Away Victory’

    02/11/2016 9:46:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2016 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the fact the Iowa caucuses were a photo-finish and Sanders beat Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, the current delegate count, including both elected delegates and superdelegates, gives a huge lead to Clinton - 394 to 42. The petition, which was launched Monday morning, has already garnered over 125,000 signatures in 24 hours, reads: Superdelegates: Don't Deny Democracy. Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not...
  • After Sanders' Big Win in New Hampshire, Establishment Figures Want to Scare You with Superdelegates

    02/11/2016 2:56:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Bernie Sanders’ win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night came with some pretty impressive footnotes: 1. His margin of victory was the highest for a non-incumbent candidate in any state since JFK. 2. He won almost every demographic group—male, female, young, old, moderate, liberal, college educated, high school-educated—with the exception of voters making more than $200,000 per year. 3. He became the first Jewish candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. 4. He became the first non-Christian candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. Sanders isn’t one to emphasize his religious affiliation—his political beliefs make...
  • Republican Delegate Allocation Rules by State (2016)

    ... Convention: State will bind delegates to the national convention at a state/territory convention. Other conventions will leave the delegation unbound. Proportional: State will proportionally allocated delegates based either on the statewide primary/caucus vote or on the combination of the statewide and congressional district votes. Proportional with Trigger: State will follow above proportional rules but allows for a winner-take-all allocation if a candidate wins a majority of the vote statewide or at the congressional district level. Hybrid: State will follow some form of winner-take-more plan (i.e.: winner-take-all by congressional district) or directly elects delegates on the primary ballot. Winner-take-all: State...
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 10:15:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 "pledged" delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 "superdelegates," party officials who are free...
  • Sanders may have won 22% more votes than Hillary,but Hillary gets more delegates

    02/10/2016 7:36:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Hey, Sanders kids, relax. The fix is in. Politico reports the delegate count arising out of the New Hampshire vote. Among the 712 superdelegates, Hillary had a 45 to 1 margin a few months ago, in the 80% that the Associated Press was able to reach to survey.
  • Hillary Clinton LEADING Bernie Sanders 15-13 in New Hampshire Delegates (90% reporting)

    02/09/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 85 replies
    she's gonna steal it from Bernie with the super delegates! Candidate Votes % Delegates Sanders ✓ 138,414 60.0 13 ••••••••••••• Clinton 88,623 38.4 15 ••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 28 of 32 delegates accounted for in New Hampshire. HuffPost counts unpledged delegates who have publicly stated their intent to vote for a candidate. More info »
  • The Long Game: A Guide to Counting Delegates

    01/24/2016 3:49:17 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 56 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Jay Cost
    The conventional wisdom about Republican presidential nominations goes something like this: Either (1) a single candidate wins Iowa and New Hampshire, then sweeps the rest of the field; or (2) the winner in Iowa fails to take New Hampshire, and we wait a few weeks for South Carolina and Nevada to figure out who the nominee will be. Either way, the whole thing wraps up early, and the later contests do not matter. These scenarios have played out, though, when the top candidates have been generally acceptable to the majority of Republicans. Under those circumstances, letting Iowa, New Hampshire, South...
  • Muslims Have More DNC Delegates than Montana, Utah and Oklahoma Put Together

    12/07/2015 6:05:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Front Page ^ | 12/7/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004. Muslims had around 5 percent of the delegates in a Democratic Party convention for a country where they aren't even 1 percent of the population. Number of delegates for the Great State of Oklahoma - 50 Number of delegates for the Great State of Utah - 34 Number of delegates for the Great State of Montana- 31 Number of delegates for the Great State of Vermont - 27 Number of delegates for the Great State of Nevada - 44 Number of delegates for the Great State...
  • Cold Anger ACTION ALERT RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules.

    10/12/2015 5:38:29 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 84 replies
    Consertive Tree House ^ | 10/12/15 | Sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions Proportional based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). GOP primary 2 The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to...
  • Cold Anger ACTION ALERT RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules.

    10/12/2015 6:50:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-12-2015 | sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions Proportional based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to garner a movement...
  • Why winning Guam and the Virgin Islands could be as important as Iowa for Ted Cruz

    10/07/2015 12:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTONMost of the early action in presidential primaries happens in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. But Sen. Ted Cruz is keying in on far-off territories to help meet a Republican Party rule for the nomination. While Cruz has spent plenty of time and money in the early primary states, hes also dispatched advisers and put in calls to leaders in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to Politico. The Republican party requires its presidential candidate to have won a majority of delegates in eight states or territories. Since those three territories cast delegates in the primary,...
  • Will the White House Send Delegates to the Funerals

    12/20/2014 5:35:50 PM PST · by hondact200 · 24 replies
    Dec 20 ,2014 | hondact200
    will The White House Send Delegates to the Funerals of the 2 Assassinated NYPD Officers
  • Netanyahu instructs Israeli delegates to walk out during Rouhanis UNGA speech

    09/24/2013 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/24/13 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli delegates to boycott Iranian President Hassan Rohani during his address Tuesday at the UN General Assembly in New York. Netanyahus office said that the prime minister had instructed the Israeli envoy to walk out of the assembly during Rouhanis speech as done last year during former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejads address. "Despite Irans charm offensive, the governments policy in Tehran toward Israel has not changed," Netanyahu said. Netanyahu added that Irans diplomatic overtures to the West over its disputed nuclear program were aimed at allowing Tehran to continue to pursue atomic weapons.
  • Republican Party of Virginia 2013 State Convention

    03/01/2013 12:26:31 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies ^ | 3/1/2013 | RPV
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  • DNC Delegates Say the Darndest Things

    09/07/2012 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 2 replies
    A pair of videos out of the DNC are letting the Democrats indict themselves with their own foolish utterances. First, from Reason, comes this look at the pro-choice party is actually committed to allowing people to make their own choices: And second is the video from Peter Schiff, who has some surprising success (or not so surprising if you regularly read the new additions here at LotM) in getting attendees to agree that there should be a ban on profits. See video(s) at link...
  • Gold: The Daily Show on Democratic tolerance (DNC)

    09/06/2012 10:31:40 PM PDT · by bronxville · 14 replies ^ | 09-06-2012 | Staff
    ...Anyway, fun clip, especially in light of the latest Nazi reference at the convention. Ill leave you with this graph via Dan Amira of New York magazine, who interviewed 50 convention attendees at random. See if you can figure out a connection between the TDS segment and these results: VIDEO and more reading at site...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ignored Advice Against Radical Changes to Platform Language on Israel

    09/06/2012 8:59:52 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies ^ | 09-06-2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Video obtained from C-SPAN suggests that as Democrats discussed their partys emerging new position on Israel this past summer, few seemed concerned about the party's radical new direction on Israel policy. Those who advised against making drastic changes from past party planks on Israel were evidently ignored. VIDEOS at site
  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Opponents defeat feared power grab

    08/28/2012 4:42:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    TAMPA, Fla. Mitt Romneys campaign has stepped back from a major confrontation with fellow Republicans who were irate over what several ranking party officials had called a power grab by the presumptive nominee. The Romney campaign had won approval earlier of a change in the partys presidential nominating rules that would allow Mr. Romney, if elected president, to veto already elected delegates from the 50 states and five territories to the next GOP nominating convention in 2016 and beyond. Even if Mr. Romney were not president come January, the rules change would have allowed future presidential nomination candidates the...
  • Republicans reach rules change deal to avert floor fight

    08/27/2012 7:00:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
  • Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated

    08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 114 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Conventions Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says thats not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in. First, heres Drews call to arms (my emphasis added in bold): Fellow conservatives, Those...
  • Missouri delegates angry at Mitt Romney over Todd Akin

    08/27/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 162 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/12 | MANU RAJU
    TAMPA Missouri GOP delegates are rejecting the heavy-handed push by Mitt Romney and national Republicans to boot Todd Akin from their states Senate race, revealing a split among Republicans that could imperil the partys effort to take back the chamber in the fall campaign. In interviews with POLITICO, delegates argued that Akin could still win the race in the conservative state, pushing back against the notion that his remarks on rape were a death blow to his Senate candidacy. Several delegates here in Tampa seemed angry at the national party, saying the decision to withhold millions of dollars in...
  • An Ex-Democrat Posts an Open Letter to the GOP Tampa Convention Delegates Regarding Sarah Palin

    08/22/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT · by EandO1773 · 43 replies
    Essex and Orange 1773 blog ^ | August 20, 2012 | Ray Gross
    This is an open letter to all RNC delegates attending the GOP convention in Tampa next week. This was part of a campaign called The Goliath Project where almost half of the delegates were recently mailed a copy of this posted letter and another letter written by another great patriot, Brian of Berkeley. As the name of the project implies, we understand that the odds are great against taking down the giant Republican machine with our little slingshot and stones. But we cannot stop trying to defeat the giants, for they will surely win. If you know a delegate to...
  • Maines Elected Republican National Delegates Say 'No Deal' to Their Challengers

    08/07/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 6 replies
    PRWEB ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    By unanimous vote of those present, the 40 contested members of the Maine Delegation to the Republican National Convention being held this month in Tampa, Florida, did not accept a deal put forward by Charles Webster, State GOP Chairman.
  • The Story of Corruption Within the MA GOP Continues to Grow

    07/03/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 14 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | June 30, 2012 | Tom Wholley
    The Mass GOP Corruption scandal, regarding the delegate selection process to the GOP convention in Tampa, has legs and is growing. If the State Committee is smart, theyll make this whole matter go away by reconsidering their vote, as this has the potential to hurt Mitt Romney.
  • Is there a Ron Paul putsch under way?

    06/06/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 102 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/05/12 | Pam Gellar
    Is a Paulian putsch being planned for the Republican National Convention? Newt Gingrich has warned that Republican leaders have not thought through how theyre going to handle the convention in Tampa, and how theyre going to handle the Ron Paul forces. The New York Sun reported that what Mr. Gingrich seems to be worried about is the delegates that Congressman Paul is winning through his strategy of dealing with state conventions. The former speaker had just come from the convention at Georgia, where the Ron Paul people were out in force. I have been receiving alarming emails concerning an...
  • Obama's Kentucky primary performance means party could need plan B for delegate selection

    06/05/2012 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | May 24, 2012 | Nick Storm
    President Barack Obamas 58 percent share of the vote against the uncommitted option on Tuesday not only caused some national headlines but also some headaches for Kentucky Democrats specifically when it comes to selecting national delegates. Party officials are in the planning process of the statewide organizational convention on June 2 in which those participating with select Kentuckys delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The uncommitted option received enough support to have representation in Kentuckys delegation to the national convention, and thats whats causing the biggest headache for Democratic Party officials who are trying to work...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • MA GOP Planning on De-Certifying Ron Paul Delegates Elected AT State Caucus

    05/05/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 32 replies ^ | May 5, 2012 | Tom Wholley
    Red Mass Group is reporting that the Romney Campaign is planning on decertifying the Ron Paul delegates that won positions at the MA State Caucuses on April 28th to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida under the Ronald Reagan Unity Liberty Slate, by invoking Rule 5.2, which requires delegates to be certified by the allocation committee. Translation: We aint certifying no stinking Ron Paul Delegates
  • RNC might block entire Nevada delegation over Ron Paul delegate mischief

    05/04/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Justin Sink
    RNC might block entire Nevada delegation over Ron Paul delegate mischiefBy Justin Sink - 05/03/12 08:53 AM ET The Republican National Committee is warning the Nevada GOP that if supporters of Ron Paul are allowed to take too many slots for the national convention, the party may opt against seating the state's entire delegation. "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevadas entire delegation to the National Convention," said John R. Phillippe Jr., the...
  • Mass. GOPs caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

    04/30/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 13 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | April 30, 2012 | Stephanie Ebbert
    . . . when Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didnt vote for Mitt Romneys picks. Less than half of Romneys 27 chosen delegates won, and the losers included some notable Massachusetts Republicans - including former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. {and Charlie Baker, failed gubernatorial candidate}
  • Romney Still Needs Almost 500 Delegates to Clinch GOP Nomination

    04/23/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 37 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | /12/2012 | Jennifer DePinto
    Even though Romney's chief rival, Rick Santorum, has suspended his campaign, states continue to hold primaries. There are five contests on April 24th with 219 delegates at stake; but even if Romney won every single delegate that day he would be far short of 1,144. Wyoming and Missouri are holding conventions before April 24th where Romney may pick up some delegates but even winning all of them wouldn't bring him much closer to the magic number. Looking ahead, Romney would need to win about 80 percent of the delegates available in the April and May events to possibly clinch on...
  • Romney wins 12 of 24 Missouri delegates chosen Saturday

    04/22/2012 3:45:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    STL Today ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mark Schlinkmann
    Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, won half of the contingent of national convention delegates chosen Saturday in Missouri's complicated selection process. The former Massachusetts governor picked up 12 delegates, while seven went to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania even though he withdrew from the race last week. Trailing were U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with four and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia with one. The 24 delegates were picked at conventions in each of the state's eight U.S. House districts; those voting were selected at local caucuses earlier. Most of the remainder of Missouri's...
  • Santorum's Ala. delegates will unite with nominee IF..... Ala. GOP Chair warns Newt against division

    04/21/2012 3:20:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 20, 2012 | Phillip Rawls
    Rick Santorum, the winner of Alabama's Republican presidential primary, hasn't released his 22 Alabama delegates to support another candidate, but delegates said they expect to unite behind Mitt Romney if he locks up the GOP nomination. ....Santorum won Alabama's GOP primary March 13, picking up 22 delegates, compared with 13 for Newt Gingrich and 12 for Romney. Even though Santorum has suspended his campaign, the rules of the Alabama Republican Party bind his delegates to him until he releases them. Dean participated in a conference call with Santorum on Monday, during which the former Pennsylvania senator told delegates he has...
  • Romney asks GOP delegates to sign pledge, but some refuse

    04/20/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/20/12 | Peter Hamby
    Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Arizona were invited to meet with Mitt Romney in private Friday and have their pictures taken with the presumptive GOP nominee, but there was a price of admission: loyalty. RNC members and state GOP chairmen were welcomed into the private reception only after signing a form pledging to support Romney as a delegate to the national convention in Tampa. Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker All 168 members of the committee have a vote at the convention as "superdelegates" and one of Romney's supporters on the...
  • Priebus: No 'presumptive' nominee yet

    04/15/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2012 | MANU RAJU
    Mitt Romney doesn't get the coveted "presumptive nominee" title just yet -- at least according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. "We haven't officially declared a presumptive nominee out of respect for Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich," Priebus said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" before adding that Romney is "clearly on a pathway to be a presumptive nominee."
  • Colorado Republicans split delegate votes between Romney, unified Paul and Santorum supporters

    04/15/2012 7:02:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Day Trades Show ^ | April 15, 2012
    Colorado Republicans are heading to their national convention with their most conservative delegation in years, as supporters for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum masterminded a stunning upset in electing delegates. [Big SNIP] This game is not over until August in Tampa," said Michelle Morin of El Paso County, who spoke on behalf of Gingrich. "We need the best leader to defeat the left."
  • Colorado Assembly Results for National Delegates

    04/14/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 8 replies
    Colorado GOP ^ | April 14, 2012 | Colorado GOP
    DENVER, COLORADO Republican Party of Colorado Chairman Ryan Call announces delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL: I am pleased to announce Colorados delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention this August. Colorado Republicans are grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm to Colorado and the Party, and for their tireless efforts to make Barack Obama a one-term president, said Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call.
  • The Fate of Rick Santorums Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    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 Romneys 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really his. ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that dont 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 Santorums delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Push to Get Santorum Out Shows Romneys Weakness

    04/10/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 04-05-12 | CHQ Staff
    The Romney campaigns phony delegate counts and establishment Republican calls for Rick Santorum to end his campaign, and allow Mitt Romney to claim the Republican presidential nomination without a majority of the delegates, expose the fatal weakness of the case for the Romney nomination. Romney is far from having a commanding lead in delegates, and Romney is not over half way there as his camp and their establishment GOP allies claim. If the Republican National Committee rules are correctly applied, and the delegates elected by local caucuses in states the mainstream media has stopped following are allocated, Romney has more...
  • Santorums campaign releases their delegate count: Romney 571, Santorum 342

    04/06/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 5th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is interesting. Theres a lot of issues as to how this will be handled at the convention by the RNC as they explain below, but their numbers certainly look better than the medias counts. Im sure they will be analyzed quite at bit in the coming days: The Medias Delegate Math is Wrong There are a couple of fundamental flaws with the delegate counts that the media keeps that reveals that this race is much closer than they report: 1) Florida, Arizona, and quite possibly Puerto Rico will be proportional rather than Winner Take All. They broke RNC rules...
  • Gingrich speaks at 9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting

    04/06/2012 1:47:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    WGMD - DELMARVA | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Koch
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich capped his busy Thursday of cris-crossing Delaware by speaking at the 9-12 Delaware Patriots Sussex County chapter in the Millsboro Fire Hall. With several candidates for local and statewide offices in attendance, ranging from Glen Urquhart to Tom Kovach, Gingrich outlined his platform and vision for putting America back on the right track. He interacted with the audience from the podium, rolling with shouted remarks from attendees, and even referring to an Android tablet a man in the front row was using to talk about innovation through technology to make the government more efficient. He...
  • Gingrich Raises the Bar on Romney

    04/02/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Frederick, Md. - Newt Gingrich says the finish line for Mitt Romney's path to the GOP nomination is further down the road than what current delegate counts indicate. The longshot hopeful, who has said he won't get out of the race until Romney secures 1144 delegates, is stressing that the delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform

    04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romneys favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform, Gingrich said. He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that...
  • The Texas GOP delegate surprise

    04/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jonathan Gurwitz, editorial board
    Mitt Romney continues racking up delegates 568 thus far, about half of the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination. He continues racking up endorsements, with establishment figures like George H.W. Bush and tea party favorites Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan giving him their support last week. And with a huge financial and organizational advantage over his three remaining GOP competitors, he should continue to accumulate delegates where they are awarded proportionally by district or state, even when he loses. By the time the Texas primary rolls around on May 29, theres a good chance hell have the finish...
  • This Race Is Far From Over - How an open convention could reinvigorate Republicans

    04/02/2012 3:24:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 2, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    No, no, no. The Republican presidential nomination really is not over despite the parade of rather craven endorsements now flowing Mitt Romney's way. Before I go any further, a few words of explanation. Please bear with me. Part One of this column will explain why I am writing this right now. Part Two, the meat of it, will explain the actual delegate arithmetic in play, while also providing part of a tutorial on caucus/convention systems. Part Three will "game out" the remaining contests. Part Four will explain why a contested convention could be very much to the benefit of the...
  • Republicans need to unite to win

    04/01/2012 1:29:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 263 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 1, 2012 | Noelle Nikpour
    "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat," the American humorist Will Rogers once said. He also said, "Democrats never agree on anything. That's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans." Will Rogers must be turning in his grave because this is the year that Democrats are organized and do agree on something the need to defeat the Republicans. That means if Republicans want to win this election, it's time to unite behind the only candidate that can still win the party's nomination, Mitt Romney, and then...
  • Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum Agree to Texas GOP Debate [Mitt will "weigh the invitation"]

    03/31/2012 1:51:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have agreed to a debate in May sponsored by the Texas Republican party. Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate, state-party chairman Steve Munisteri says in a press release. The statement notes:.....
  • Santorum details new delegate math

    03/29/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 28 Mar 12 | Byron York
    As he struggles to keep up with frontrunner Mitt Romney and parries calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum has said in recent weeks that he has actually won more delegates than some media counts show. Those counts, Santorum says, are not taking into account Republican party rules, as well as the state-level meetings that actually determine how many delegates go to each candidate. "Here's one of the things that I can tell you I didn't know," Santorum told a small group of reporters at a breakfast in Washington Monday. "Every single state is...