Did Only 25% of the Campaign's Identified Supporters Show Up? Something's Very WrongSubmitted by Maitski on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 10:28
Something very wrong happened in Nevada. Here's a quote I read a few days ago that had me ready for a huge victory in Nevada.
"We have more IDs than Romney had votes in '08," said Paul's state chairman, Carl Bunce, meaning identified supporters who have committed to attend Saturday's caucuses across the state. He wouldn't give a precise number, but Romney's 2008 vote total in his big Nevada win was 22,649."
That made perfect sense to me because this time around, Ron Paul's numbers in the first 4 states have been 2 to 5 times more than they were in 2008.
This same article supported this with another piece of information.
"The town clerk, she said, has reported being stunned by the number of former Democrats and independents the Paulites have gotten to register as Republicans in order to caucus for Paul. The volunteers have netted 800 new registrations, according to Bunce."
But the final results reported show that Ron Paul only got 39 more votes this time around vs. 2008, 415 in 2008 and 454 in 2012.
Something just doesn't add up here.
Nye County gives us a great opportunity to figure it out. It's small enough to be able to be able to get a complete accounting of the votes.
If Nye County is so passionately for Ron Paul and if maybe 1000 people actually voted for him, it should be possible to get sworn affidavits from at least half saying that they voted for Ron Paul.
It also should be possible for a few people from each precinct in Nye County to be able to say what they saw as the real time vote count at each caucus.
Nye County is the perfect scenario to either prove vote fraud or to identify the huge problem of getting supporters out to actually vote. It's a scale that is very manageable.