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Congressman Ron Paul Wins 2011 California Straw Poll

2011 Straw Poll Full Results

Congressman Ron Paul (374, 44.9%)
Governor Rick Perry (244, 29.3%)?
Mitt Romney (74, 8.8%)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (64, 7.7%)
Jon Huntsman (17, 2.0%)
Herman Cain (15, 1.8%)
Newt Gingrich (14, 1.7%)
Thad McCotter (7, 0.8%)
Rick Santorum (7, 0.8%)
Gary Johnson (2, 0.2%)
Fred Karger (1, 0.1%)
Write-ins (15, 1.8%)


Ron Paul wins California GOP straw poll
September 17, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is the winner of a straw poll conducted among Golden State Republicans.

The Texas congressman drew large, boisterous crowds of supporters for several speaking appearances at the state party convention under way this weekend at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. He won roughly 45 percent of the 833 ballots cast.

"I think the main purpose of our Constitution and political action should be the preservation of liberty," Paul told delegates on Constitution Day.

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Voting machines are easily

Voting machines are easily rigged if you have access, look at the company that owns the software loaded on the machines and their ability to access it. When I watched the results from 2008 primaries and saw that from start to finish the RP votes in New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries did not change one percent, it was statistically not possible and indicative of a program fix. The German Supreme Court in 2009 ruled electronic voting as unconstitutional. They get it. Watch "Curtis Clinton" video on youtube. The RP army better wake up and get people to conduct exit polls at each voting precinct or the next primary will get stolen and all the effort will be for naught.

So the machines were rigged to have RP win CA by 45%?

Aaaand if machines are so riggable, why close down the Texas straw poll?

BTW: You don't even need to rig the machines. They are untraceable. You just need a piece of paper with fake results for the moderators from which to read.

2 + 2 = 5

Horrible article:

"In Calif., Paul Leads in Straw Vote, But Perry's the Golden Boy"

"Conventioneers say the state likes the Texas governor most, and Romney's business ties are a turn-off."

by John Gizzi

URL: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46286#comments

Paul ante portas.

I have a question about the voting machine conspiracy theories


I see a number of posts here stating they believe everything is corrupted and rigged when it comes to voting. If there is any truth to that, I feel that I do have to at least kind of wonder, why did they let the Tea Party candidates win? How did all those State Federal Elections and State Legislatures turn from previously being Blue, to Red, in the 2010 Elections?

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier


see for yourself....it isn't everywhere, but it is pervasive...especially when you compare the handcounted precincts to the machine counted precincts....

the algorithms used are in close races....

it goes on in ALL political races, in ALL countries, and historically has in ours....its just that the degree of it and the centralized effort of it is growing. the local oversight is being usurped because the machines are contracted.

Love Liberty DieBold

Thank You

Ok blackboxvoting, thank you for your response. I am eyes wide open.

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier

I am getting sick of this!

Look. This is the 3rd time things have happened in the same way. Now a lot of people outside the USA, think that Americans are dumb. And I am not one of them. But please.

Ron Paul is the front-runner. Yes, as he is the most popular. What kind of idiot would vote for the others?! So why, in a little bit of time will Ron Paul lose?? Just like before... even if there is no evidence of many voters for the others. Come on.

Do you not realise that you are not free at the moment? Your the only country to use VOTING MACHINES. Come on guys. Dont prove the haters right, and let the machines pick you a lemon again. Don't you want to be a democracy? If so, then you better get organised pretty quick, and get some observers to record election fraud on their videophones. Or else, once again your 'leader' is not chosen, and you get someone who will take your freedom, your money, and make you fight in their wars for just their benefit. Do you not want your children to be free??


voter fraud and rigged elections should be the absolute priority. That is the ACE up their sleeve. We can organize all the support we want, but they still control the vehicle by which the supposed leader is chosen. E-Voting machines need to be banned. We need to demand paper ballots with observers to watch the vote counts. That is the ONLY way any freedom candidate can possibly win in the coming election cycle.

Combat terrorism!

Join http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

Ron Paul cant help you unless you protect the vote!! You are the people after all!

You are absolutely right bid

You are absolutely right bid about the voting machines. That is a real problem. Maybe you could think of some ideas to help us out. The answer to all your questions would be a "yes". We all want to be out of the snare they have designed for us. I wonder who maintains the machines? the unions? If they can't take us legitimatly, they will rig the machines. We are in grave danger and know it. Why do you think Ron Paul gets such support? Thank-You for your input.



Hi Pal. Its not the unions that control the machines.

Follow the money trail. Look who makes the machines, and who are the investors in the companies. The fraud is not foolproof, but you guys are going to miss out 3rd time. The machines are part of the same elitist corporations and financiers, that choose your president. The bankers, Enron, Halliburton, this network. Your threat is not not socialism, its Fascism. And the USA is in threat of becoming (or has become) a Fascist state. The bankers have taken your money.

The machines are rigged. Fact. No one else in the world uses them. Fact. And you are lied to in the media about Paper Ballots. All UK voting is hand counted and paper ballots. And we have independant observers, and they have keys for the METAL boxes.

You guys have cardboard ballot boxes, and they have easy to peel off stickers. Its fraud on a grand scale. And do you not wonder why Paul is the front-runner again? He was last time, and the time before. Then you get to put your votes in your VOTING MACHINES or if you are lucky a cardboard box. Come on. The USA is not a democracy and you are not free. You need to earn your freedom by watching the vote, just like we do, and the rest of the world too.

You the people have to do this. In the UK, we have volunteers. And you were certainly robbed the last 2 times (at least), I dont think that you will get a 4th chance. Sorry to say this!


look at black box voting I think it was. There are amazing people that do the research into voting fraud...I was following this carefully 3-4 years ago during the last time RP ran. The primary states, the most important states are 1000000% controlled by Diebold, all linked to a central processing server, controlled by one company. SO basically anyone sitting at that terminal plugs in their laptop and can literally punch in any numbers they want and you have no way of recounting the votes. Clearly unconstitutional...Diebold must be banned to win, simple as that.

Yes. Get to black box voting .com and also get organised!!

In August 2003, Walden O'Dell, then the chief executive of Diebold, announced that he had been a top fund-raiser for President George W. Bush and had sent a get-out-the-funds letter to 100 wealthy and politically inclined friends in the Republican Party, to be held at his home in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.[9]

In December 2005, O'Dell resigned following reports that the company was facing securities fraud litigation surrounding charges of insider trading.[10]

In March 2007, it was reported by the Associated Press that Diebold was considering divesting itself of its voting machine subsidiary because it was "widely seen as tarnishing the company's reputation".[6]

In August 2007, Wikipedia Scanner found that edits via the company's IP addresses occurred to Diebold's Wikipedia article, removing criticisms of the company's products, references to its CEO's fund-raising for President Bush and other negative criticism from the Wikipedia page about the company in November 2005.[11]


The media thinks they can keep ignoring the RP movement.

They can

They can. They will. And the 'voting machines' will finish the job.

You better believe it. And if you lot let it happen a 3rd time, I am writing off America as a 3rd world country and a waste of time. You don't deserve freedom, if you think that they will just give you Ron Paul.

You are going to have to help him, by making sure his votes count. I don't think that you will get a 4th attempt. And here in the UK and else where in the world we all use paper ballots and hand count. Its the law here. So, what makes the USA choose these machines??

And if you think that the media will support you, take a look at why in the UK we have put Rupert Murdoch (who owns Fox) on trial. I bet you dont know that over there, cos they dont tell you do they!!

Hit up Politico with this

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Logic is consistent in any science. - Ludwig von Mises

The libertarian takes his stand for individual rights not merely on the basis of social consequences, but more emphatically on the justice that is due to every individual. - Murray Rothbard

Thanks for this link

I just emailed Politico about them ignoring the CA straw poll while even Fox and CNN have it on their front page. CA is the largest state and they still have the article up about Santorum winning the PA straw poll. No surprise there since he was a senator there and this was days ago.
There is no way a website devoted to politics can accidently ignore a straw poll in the most populated state in the union.

Can you believe.....

that there is NO mention of this on the Politico website? But they do have Santorum wins PA straw poll and that was so much longer ago than the CA one.

Total joke

Fox Too!

It has been removed from Fox as well.

They are terrified!

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Rupert Murdoch

The head of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch is now on trial in the UK... big time.

I bet your news has not reported this. Try the BBC!

You need to campaign to put him on trial in the USA too. He is accused of bribery, blackmail and controlling the press, paying off the police and politicians!

This is big news. And very important to you.

You can put him on trial, but not enough of you know what is happening, or what Rupert Murdoch is going through at the moment. He is a criminal, and we have forced him to close down the largest Murdoch newspaper in the UK. Closed down!

Dont you think it is time to sort out Fox??!!

It is nice

to win straw polls.
It shows a energized base of support.
However, it would be nice for these straw poll wins to translate into some big poll number jumps.
We are consistently in 3rd or 4th in every poll, not including the nytimes/cbs poll I just saw having us behind bachmann and gingrich.

I'm hoping these polls under reflect independents.

I know we don't care much, or really believe polling data but lots of potential voters do.
I would really like to see our base of support grow.

Conspiracy Theory...

If it is obvious enough to Ron Wead that a Conspiracy is afoot with regards to the corporate elite purposely trying to frame the story, or ignore it, on Ron Paul, (as he will empty the feeding trough) what makes you think that the polls reported aren't a part of this?

During Fox's debate, an online polling apparatus was added. 78,000 people signed up and I watched intently as 78,000 people constantly rated Ron over 75% or higher while NONE...I repeat...none of the "front runners" were able to keep continuously above 40% much less even make it to 60% on the vast majority of their questions. Then Ron CRUSHED everyone in the online poll that they not only didn't report...but took down.

Rassmussen, Zogby et. al. are all a part of the very same political propaganda machine that is stymieing the MSM coverage. 5 Corporations...5!...produce, via subsidiary's and cut-backs... 98% of what is on the bookshelves at Borders. The pollsters are completely dependent on making the corporations, and by extension, those attached to their hips happy.

Have you met ANYONE who says that they plan on voting for Perry or Romney? ANYONE? Hell, not even my Neo-Con molded father can get behind any of them and he is desperately looking for a Reason to vote for Ron Paul...as he trips over them of course. I will make him sit and view the Pape video's as "terrorism" and especially "Iranian Supported" terrorism is his biggest sticking point. After 77 years of being traumatized by the fear of enemies lurking around every corner...he is stuck in position.

I told him, I have been at this for 6.5 years now and something has happened. There has been a paradigm shift and it is accelerating.

Now I am no "Crystal Packin' Momma" but maybe there's something to this "New Age" thing cuz Ron Paul is going to win the presidency...subterfuge be damned!

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

The Polls

As I have stated elsewhere on this site, polls will always reflect what the pollster wants to reflect or they would not conduct it. Yes, they are rigged. Get used to it. The corruption runs so deep that the dumbed down population, as they are bombarded with these statistics always showing Ron Paul at the bottom, are then lead to believe that the election results are just the same. This is because the electronic voting machines are rigged so that when the results are published, and Ron is again at the bottom, the people will not question the results because they have believed the phony polls.
Yes, it runs that deep. My hope is that so many will be voting for Ron Paul that the electronic voting machines will not be able to readjust those numbers. Just my take.

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10

How then do they rig caucus states?

I'm open to the possibility that electronic voting can be rigged. I also understand that pols can be skewed in many ways, including by selectively favoring one population sample over another.

But what about caucuses? How is that Ron Paul got 10% of Iowa Caucus voters in 2008, exactly as he was poling at that time? Everyone states their candidate preference openly. I caucused for Ron Paul in Nevada in '08. In my precinct, and in the precincts other Paul supporters voted in, we were all swamped by Romney supporters. There was no way to rig that.

Now the Nevada GOP was as crooked as they come and they simply closed down the convention a few months later when the RP delegates showed up and the Romney ones stayed at home. But the vote itself in the caucus was fair and square.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt


you are OPEN to the idea they might be rigged. They are RIGGED 100%. The other candidates have no grass roots support. The primaries are stacked against RP, and designed to remove opposition and promote their puppets. The system is specifically designed that way, and the e-voting machines just make the job easier. Many states have rules that you need a recount...laws that the state legislature passed. Tell me how one does a recount with e-voting? You can't, it's illegal and needs to be banned.

Not reported by CNN until today. Not reported....

on CBS and ABC at all. Time to boycott CBS and ABC.

List of Straw Poll wins

We need to get a rolling list of Ron Paul Wins and 2nd place finishes so we can combat the false accusations that Dr. Paul is unelectable. I’m going to email his campaign because I feel this should be on the home page of the website. Romney needs to get pushed out of the second place position. When was the last time Romney won a straw poll? The guy is inconsequential. This way we can really focus on Perry’s weaknesses. I can help with the research but other than formulating a list on Excel I’m not going to be of much help. Hopefully there is someone more computer savvy than I am that can help. On a side note can you believe Perry trying to pick up on Dr. Paul’s positions with the Fed? What a poser!

Straw poll list. Plus

Partial list

Los Angeles Times: September 17, 2001 “Ron Paul wins California Republican straw poll” Paul-44.9%, Perry-29.3%, Romney-8.8%

MSNBC poll: Who do you think won the Republican debate at the Reagan library? Ron Paul -58.6%. Next highest; Mitt Romney-14.1%

Donations from military personnel: Ron Paul 71%, Cain-13%, Romney-8%, Bachmann-5%, other 3%

Billionairre Jim Rogers: "In this election if Ron Paul gets anywhere near the nomination I would certainly support him. He is the only one that I've seen in American politics that seems to have a clue about what's going on."

Paul wins New Hampshire straw poll: Paul - 45 percent; Next, Mitt Romney - 10 percent

Paul wins RLC straw poll

Paul wins straw poll at GOP conference

Paul wins 2011 CPAC straw Poll

Paul wins Young Republicans straw Poll

Ron Paul won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll with 44%, second Cain with 16% and Bachmann with 10%

Just Google “ron paul wins”

Check all these out too!


The more the MSM attacks Ron Paul, the stronger he gets (like Antaeus), because people are seeing through the lies.

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10