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Cleveland GOP Cheating Ron Paul

The Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, the county where Cleveland, Ohio is located, has an online straw poll for President. Someone within the Party has twice manually revised down the vote total for Ron Paul, purposely skewing the vote in favor of establishment candidates.

Please, please, please, go to the website and vote for Ron Paul. Share this link with everyone. Let's blow up the vote total to force them to take down the poll!

http://www.cuyahogacountygop.com/index.php?option=com_apoll&...

Sincrely,

Matt Brakey

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We need to have a new headline that reads, Ron paul wins another

Poll.
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman
Votes: 1
0.3%
Former AK Governor Sarah Palin
Votes: 15
4.4%
TX Congressman Ron Paul
Votes: 118
34.7%
TX Governor Rick Perry
Votes: 27
7.9%
Former MA Governor Mitt Romney
Votes: 25
7.4%
Former US Senator-PA Rick Santorum
Votes: 12
3.5%

Number of Voters : 340

Ron Paul 2012!

I just called the number as well and talked, basically

he said some over zealous ron paul supporter was trying to vote from different IP's. My question was, well if they were from different IP's. How can you assume they are the same person with any degree of certainty>

LOL

Ron Paul 2012!

FYI You are Not Being Blocked.

They have not blocked you. They took the poll down.

You would see a list of published polls here:

http://www.cuyahogacountygop.com/index.php?option=com_apoll

But there are none so that is why the page isn't showing up.

Still blocked

Nope, still blocked, I can't even get to the coyahogacountygop.com website.

Eric Hoffer

Perhaps now

But when the poll was active, coming in fot the first time allowed you to vote, a second attempt to view the page was blocked.

I know this because I used my laptop at work and at home to see the difference.

Its good they took the poll down.

Actually I feel a bit sorry for them. Some little group of Republicans were nowhere near ready for the Ron Paul poll machine.

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache mod_fcgid/2.3.6 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at www.cuyahogacountygop.com Port 80

LOL

Ok, I figured it out.

If you vote in their poll, they block your IP from their website. They're going to be hosing everyone basically, including legit voters.

LOL

Eric Hoffer

Now I'm blocked with a 404 Forbidden!

BUT I just connected to their page from my android phone and sure enough, its fine. Ron Paul is still missing of course, but this has been interesting. What's more interesting is that I never voted and I always copied and pasted directly to browser. I did it a couple times so they probably saw that I hit their page more than once and then assumed I was trying to game their poll.

Gotta love dishonest desperation in the afternoon!

Blocked

and proud of it

“In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

Mark Twain

I'm blocked too!

LMAO

Note on poll site (below)

"An additional respected candidate is Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Unfortunately, due to continued abuse by an overzealous supporter we are unable to add the Congressman to the candidates list above, as the poll results will once again become distorted. Prior to this misuse occurring, Congressman Paul had 8 votes."

Of of course a unique visitor tag prohibits multiple voting...guess that's a little high tec for these bozos.

“In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

Mark Twain

Bye Bye fraud Poll

After I sent these morons how to ban a single IP address and the link to this "RON PAUL WINS TEXAS GOP POLL"

They Got Served

“In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

Mark Twain

Switch to Gingrich

I'm voting Gingrich now.

Eric Hoffer

The enite site is gone!

The entire site looks like it is gone.

I just voted for Huntsman

and when I did it said I had already voted even though I did not vote yet. They have now added a disclaimer for Ron Paul at the bottom of the vote total.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

I just had...

...a five minute conversation with a guy at the county office. I made it a point to tell him that "I'm not trying to make any enemies here, but, people are obviously going to react to perceived unfairness against Ron Paul especially in light of recent media bias..." - something to that effect. ("You see sir, most RP supporters are reasonable, calm, and respectful.") He seemed adamant and sincere that a single person had been tampering with the poll results by somehow repeatedly voting for RP from the same computer. SO, if this is true, the ENTIRE poll is invalid - simply removing Ron Paul from the list of candidates is NOT an appropriate response.

adam t

Go Ron Huntsman!

Voted.

They took him off the poll completely

well I am going to send out some emails to some active cuyahoga county Ron Paul supporters.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

mark my words

there will come a day when the criminals will be seen hanging on the highest trees in America.

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Change the link

It is my understanding that if you click from the link, they "know" that it is from the same source.

Let's Reign! (Rev. 5:10)
Valrico (Hillsborough County), Florida

That depends

IF your browser isnt set to skip this part (it's in the options look for 'referrer') THEN your browser will report to their webserver, when it requests the page, that it got the link here. Then IF the people who own that server, have the knowledge and time to go look through their logs, they will see how much traffic they are getting from where, and they can also script things like refusing to serve you the page, or sending a different page depending on where you are coming from.

It doesnt sound like these people have the savvy to even find the logs, however, if they really thought they needed to remove the candidate entirely to prevent a single person from spamming the poll. This is really basic stuff.

Anyhow, there are couple ways to send them no referrer information. You should be able to disable referrer logging entirely in your browser and the other thing is to just copy and paste the url in a new window instead of using a click-link. There is a firefox extension called 'linky' that is very handy for dealing with text urls - with it I just highlight the url, right click, and hit 'open selected text links in new tab.' Works just like cut and paste only more convenient.

no need to break the link

Owner of DP Michael Nystrom said it is OK to leave links without breaking them.

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no Ron Paul?

no Ron Paul?

another 2nd place poll

i guess they just assume RP will blow the lid off of their BS poll

Give 'em a call

Here is their phone number:(216) 621-5415

Ask them why Ron Paul is not on the list.

I called and asked. The guy claimed someone was clicking over and over from the same address.

Well, first of all I voted for Huntsman. Then I removed cookies and it would not let me vote again, so they use IP address to track the votes. If this is the case, then there is not way there were multiple votes from the same address.

We know the truth, they did not like the results and pulled n O'Reily.

So lets make this a phone poll instead. Call in and vote.

They Claim

Hey, quit trying to screw with the poll is what Jonatha of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party states per my phone conversation with him. He is asserting that one person is being identified through their IP address as voting for Ron Paul over and over again after clearing out his cookies. He states that they have the backend information and KNOW it is just one guy, so they are removing Ron Paul from the poll.

Just relaying the message.

Then test the truth of their statement

Clear your cookies and see if you can vote for someone else.

Could it be because...

....people are clicking through from DP rather than cutting and pasting the link into their URL address bar?

LOL

They took the whole thing down.

Ahahahahah

EDIT:

Their whole page is down!!!

Eric Hoffer

Jerks

Huntsman and Gingrich it is!