Some small but positive news!Submitted by SwanMaiden on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:21
I just got back from my county divisional meeting. This is the meeting after the caucuses where the precinct chairs vote and rank eligible and interested individuals into vacant delegate and alternate positions, VERY IMPORTANT! Any vacancies not filled at these meetings are then voted on at the county GOP conventions from what I understand. There are three precincts in my division, and only three people showed up including myself. The others were the two precinct chairs from my precinct, so there was no representation from the other precincts, we had all the power, and we are all Ron Paul supporters. Only the precinct chairs have the power to vote, but I went anyway on the campaign's advice to increase the chances that I get voted into any vacant slots. One of the precinct chairs was also eligible to fill vacant positions, the other was not due to various party rules.
In the end the two chairs voted me and the eligible chair into two vacant state delegate slots and two vacant congressional district delegate slots. We were both already county delegates. This is great news because in Colorado there are seven congressional districts, and three NATIONAL delegates are chosen from each one, the rest are selected at the state convention. So Ron Paul just picked up two more state delegates and two more congressional district delegates, which translates into four more votes for Ron Paul national delegates. And all that it took was showing up, and literally walking into the positions. I hope this is repeating itself all over the state :) And to everyone else, please take the time to be informed!
I consider myself an intelligent person, and I have found it confusing, opaque, and labyrinthine. But it is possible to educate yourself and the campaign has done a fantastic job of getting out the info. If you ever have questions please contact your local campaign and ask, it is soooo important! Even though it's a headache to understand, this story shows it is so worth it. The vast majority of people do not care enough to learn or show up, this is our advantage, this is how we win!