Daily Paul mentioned,( Ron Paul Lovers Blow Up Republican Poll in Cuyahoga County)Submitted by doctor011 on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 19:54
http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2011/08/2... On August 3, Grant McCallum, one of the organizers of the Cleveland-area Ron Paul Meet Up group, noticed the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County had a presidential preference poll on its website. Paul and Mitt Romney were tied for second with 22 votes each. Tim Pawlenty led with 24. With those kinds of numbers and 200 Meet Up members, pushing Paul to the top wasn’t hard.
“I sent out an e-mail to the Meet Up list that said, Hey, the local Republican Party has a straw poll; vote for Ron Paul,” says McCallum. “I got a response back an hour later saying, good news, Ron Paul is way in front with 15.2 percent.”
But then something odd happened: McCallum observed as Paul’s votes were reset back to 0.
“This is the mentality of the RPCC ... mad yet?” he wrote to his followers. “I hope so ... ”
A few days later, Paul’s votes were reset to 8. It came with the following disclaimer:
“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.”
So Cleveland Heights businessman and former Republican candidate for county council Matt Brakey posted an item at DailyPaul.com, a national website for Paul supporters. He explained what was going on and urged them, “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!”
He got his wish.