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Cleveland GOP Cheats Ron Paul: Your Poll Vote is Urgently Needed

On Wednesday, I posted how the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County (RPCC) -- the county where Cleveland, Ohio is located -- had an online straw poll for President. Someone within the Party had twice manually revised down the vote total for Ron Paul, purposely skewing the vote in favor of establishment candidates (see original post: http://www.dailypaul.com/174932/cleveland-gop-cheating-ron-paul). The Daily Paul community came through big, voting Ron Paul up so high so fast that the RPCC decided to pull the poll altogether.

Since they pulled the poll, the RPCC has claimed they traced the vote total to a single IP address, thereby wholly delegitimizing the vote, and further trying to mock, alienate, and write off Ron Paul and his supporters. Fortunately, I have contacted a reporter with a reputable Cleveland paper who intends to run this story. We have well documented the RPCC’s actions and she has everything she needs except for one crucial thing…

The reporter wants us to recreate the massive vote surge on a “test” online poll that she created on a site – a protected site that insures the impossibility of double IP voting. It is imperative we run up this vote total and run it up fast. And don’t just vote yourself. Please shoot this poll far and wide. Share it on facebook; share it on twitter; email it out; blast it through the meetup lists; copy and paste this post and share it on other message boards. The larger the vote total, the more powerful the statement.

If we can expose this establishment GOP fraud, this story has all the potential of making waves beyond the shores of Lake Erie. This completely fits in with the post-Ames narrative of the establishment purposely belittling the candidacy of Ron Paul.

Thank you for your help!

************** VOTE ‘YES’ HERE: http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=4e4dbd78c83fb0e434616f97 **************

UPDATE: You don't have to vote "yes", you can also vote "no." What matters is the vote total of the poll is run up, not whether yes beats no. Sorry that it was poorly framed.

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I didn't vote in the original Cleveland poll...

...so how can I answer *YES* in a test poll? That would be dishonest.

you can answer no too...

you can answer no too... doesn't matter

Matt Brakey

Be Honest!


It's important not to vote "yes" simply to support Ron - we want to show accurate results.

See my update in main post

See my update in main post

Matt Brakey

Thanks everyone! And I know

Thanks everyone! And I know the wording of the question is awkward, but it really doesn't matter if someone votes yes or no. What matters is the vote total itself is run up big.

Matt Brakey

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks Matt

How big is big? (If you can share that with us).

So far:

372 - yes
69 - no

Not bad for half an hour!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

We had 150 votes in one hour

We had 150 votes in one hour for the original poll. We now have 600 votes in 40 minutes. I'd say we're doing pretty good :).

Matt Brakey

It might be better to break

It might be better to break the link so all the votes don't get traced back to here.

All that matters is that we

All that matters is that we run up the vote total. It doesn't matter from where as long as there is no individual voting multiple times from the same IP.

Matt Brakey

SteveMT's picture


Yes 85% (307)
No 15% (56)
Total votes: 363

Ron Paul 2012

Same IP doesn't mean.

Anything. It could be one person voting more than once, but it could also mean thousand of people voting from the same company or school or network through NAT.


Right, and counting unique IPs doesn't make any sense either. You can always produce plenty of those... There just isn't a way to truly restrict voting multiple times in online poll... well, nothing short of all voters being digitally certified, but that's a different story. So, i call BS.

Ooh, i just remembered, they

Ooh, i just remembered, they might make it substantially harder by installing plugin or running third party app.. but that's not what these guys did. or girls.




Where all was this posted? Did it go on Facebook? If anybody replicated this elsewhere, please do so again.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.


It is on the Ron Paul Forums and on many of the big Ron Paul facebook pages. But please, continue to spread the word to other venues.





Michael Nystrom's picture


Thanks Matt -


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts