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URGENT! Action Needed to Kick Santorum off the Illinois Ballot!

Urgent! Read this article excerpt:

"Delegates for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum have filed the minimum legal number of petition signatures to appear on the ballot in just four of Illinois’ 18 available congressional districts."

"In 10 others, delegates who filed signatures came far short of the 600 required to appear on the ballot, a review of the signatures found. They didn’t file any delegates in four districts."

"BUT IF NO ONE OFFICIALLY CHALLENGES THEIR LACK OF SIGNATURES BY A DEADLINE FRIDAY, THE DELEGATES WILL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT ANYWAY."

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120111/news/701119720/

We need an official challenge apparently!! Somebody get on top of this. Spread the word. Email the campaign.

UPDATE:

Notify other campaigns too! Send emails to all the other campaigns with a link to the article saying they have only a short time to knock Santorum off the ballot. Send it to every email address of every campaign you can find tonight! We are running out of time.

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I took a long shot, & e-mailed this to Carol Paul last night.

She hasn't been doing much e-mailing as she's on the campaign trail, but, she answered me this morning & said she'd forwarded this to John Tate. So, hopefully, the campaign is fully aware of this situation now.

Seems like Santorum's moment is over and Huntsman is it...so

Santorum not being there could push some voters to look our way.

An idea whose time has come can not be stopped by any army or government-- Ron Paul 2012

bump

bump

Santorum pissed off a lot of folks in NH

I'm sure he had some footage going viral and pissed off even more people.

I would suggest posting this on the liberal blogs.

Seems like they would be just as eager to strike down Santorum. Think Moveon.org

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That gives me an idea. I'll

That gives me an idea. I'll send it to the good people at spreadingsantorum.com. lol.

Help me help!

So it will have to be the campaigns who challenge this and thus the request to send emails to various campaign contacts? I just want to make sure because I read this thinking there was a process to notify someone in Illinois (oh stupid me thinking the government would care about people in their own circles finding loopholes!) on the RNC.

Can someone confirm that it is only a call to email
1. Campaigns of Santorum challengers
2. Everyone you know to email every campaign challenging Santorum

Thank you!

so here is what I did

1. emailed Newt, Romney and Huntsman
2. Used THIS text changing names as appropriate

Dear (Title, Name),

PLEASE get Santorum off the ballot.

"Delegates for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum have filed the minimum legal number of petition signatures to appear on the ballot in just four of Illinois’ 18 available congressional districts."

"In 10 others, delegates who filed signatures came far short of the 600 required to appear on the ballot, a review of the signatures found. They didn’t file any delegates in four districts."

"BUT IF NO ONE OFFICIALLY CHALLENGES THEIR LACK OF SIGNATURES BY A DEADLINE FRIDAY, THE DELEGATES WILL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT ANYWAY."

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120111/news/701119720/

We need an official challenge apparently!! Somebody get on top of this.

I think this would be a great way to take some votes!!

Thank you!

I don't know the process. If

I don't know the process. If you can figure out what to do by contacting the government, please do so! I only mentioned the campaigns because I assumed they would know how to do it, but if you really want to help, just figure out how to do it yourself.

Did what I could and still thinking...

I've emailed the campaigns that seem to have some following and emailed the RNC in a sneaky fashion. My problem with the RNC is that they MAY (sarcasm) want a status-quo WWIII type o' dude as the nom and I don't want to help any of these other twits.

Tricky but I'm glad you pointed it out because this an excellent find. If I come up with anything other than my 42k person mailing list, I'll post here. Kudos to you!!

God Bless you.

God Bless you.

I think this is for state

I think this is for state government.

They call this ballot bumping in Illinois

it's an art there

I don't know but to me, the

I don't know but to me, the more establishment candidates on the ballot, the better it is for Ron.

It's basic math, folks... The more people in the race, the smaller the margin needed to come in 1'st place. Think about it.

It's complicated

But it comes down to this: how big and strong is the anti-Romney sentiment.

He certainly does not excite people.

Keeping Santorum of the ballot in Illinois helps diminish his stature as the anti-Romney viable in other states, which helps bring people to look at Ron Paul more seriously, which is starting to look more and more like a good thing!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
track

I've heard some conservatives split between Paul and Santorum...

Santorum is posing as the conservative alternative to Romney

They've brought that along with Santorum's fiscal conservative B.S and they frankly like his stance on intervening in peoples personal lives...

Yet they also like Paul's defence of the constitution and strong fiscal conservatism.

to people who aren't really

to people who aren't really paying attention but will come around on the last day and get involved and vote, they don't understand that the candidates are all carbon-copies of one another and that ron paul is different.

the media isn't going to tell them.

the other candidates aren't going to come clean and admit it, or even expose the others in any meaningful way.

ron paul is going to have 30-60 seconds to respond to questions in debates and interviews, so he is restricted from really making his points clearly.

given that he isn't polling at the top, and given that what little they do hear in the media, they are told he is unelectable.....are they going to bother to turn out to a ron paul town hall forum to hear him speak and find out what he's all about? based on iowa and new hampshire, people are really swallowing all the tripe about voting for mitt just because they assume other people will, and they are swallowing every bit of tripe from the media that refers to santorum as the tea party/conservative alternative to the moderate romney

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

That's not the strategy of

That's not the strategy of the campaign. They want this to come down to a Paul vs. Romney fight, and Santorum is an arch enemy of libertarianism. I will trust the judgment of the campaign and push to knock off all the other anti-Romneys.

careful there

Speaking for the campaign can be tricky. If you can show a quote from the campaign on the issue of other candidates, please do so. There is a lot of strategy, so don't be misled by what the media tells you about what a campaign is saying.

romney would be frightened by

romney would be frightened by the prospect of a two-hour one-on-one debate with ron paul!!!

remember obama vs. hillary in 2008? they didn't have 60-second time limits, it was highly open-ended and candidate-driven conversation.

the moderator basically cut in to make commercial breaks and to turn onto topics that had not been addressed yet. but the candidates had lots of time to speak, lots of time for rebuttals and counterarguments, lots of time that ron paul would need to make his complex philosophy palatable for americans who are accustomed to bumper sticker slogans. romney thrives on broad, never-specific talking points.

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

We're getting to the point

We're getting to the point where we need to start getting other candidates' voters. If Rick gets bumped off, it only shows that he's not a serious candidate. I'm assuming he'll drop out before then anyways..

End the Fed. End the Wars. Problems Solved. Ron Paul.

This will help push him out.

This will help push him out.

Contact the Illinois delegates from every campaign

I would start with the Romney campaign as a lot of his delegates are elected state representatives, senators, and federal congressmen and they have the money and clout to make it happen. Keep in mind that contesting petitions is how Obama was first elected in Illinois by having his opponents disqualified from the ballot. It's the Illinois way and the Romney supporters know how to play the game. Will do what I can here but need everyone in Illinois to work on this. Would also suggest contacting the Illinois Libertarian Party as they can make this happen also and would love to pay back some of the same people who have had L.P. candidates kicked off the ballot over petitions being contested .

Liberty or Death

a few more thoughts

May want to check with the Paul campaign to make sure they are confident with the petitions they turned in. Illinois is a down and dirty state! If all is fine then go for it and bump my previous post. Again, the Illinois Libertarian Party can guide you on the procedure for contesting petitions. They are very knowledgeable with the process in Illinois.

Liberty or Death

Posted this on the Illinois Libertarian Party FB page

Need help from Illinois LP members. Bump this up!

Here is the link:https://www.facebook.com/#!/LPIllinois

Liberty or Death

God bless you

Tonight is the night to send the emails to everyone who you can think of. They need to get the email bright and early tomorrow and have enough time to challenge by the end of the day.

Blowback

Voters who want Santorum will take any such move as a personal attack on their rights.

What I want to know is how they treat alternative parties in this situation. If they frequently block the alternatives, then it only makes sense for them to do likewise.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

We spent resources to meet

We spent resources to meet the requirements. Why? Because we expected others to challenge us if we didn't meet the requirements. That entitles us to challenge those who don't meet the requirements. This is hardball. You play to win. Take advantage of the opportunities that arise.

I'll bump for exposure...

I'll bump for exposure...

Great find!

Done.

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