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Ron Paul won Detroit...

I thought this was interesting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/detroit-primary-res...

".... Romney received just 1,338 votes here (Detroit).

....Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the Detroit GOP vote, with 5,525 ballots cast. Behind Paul was former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 4,047 votes."

I wonder if this will translate into any delegates as delegates are awarded by congressional district.

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I heard Paul was second place in Mi, but media didn't report it?

My friend from Michigan said Paul came in second place and they reported Santorum second. Anyone know?

Paul did not come in second.

Paul did not come in second. It should be noted though that in the most poor part of Michigan (Detroit) he won... Got to love how the Republicans complain about the poor leeching off government yet those poor are voting for the man that wants to cut those programs.

Michigan voting districts, this is odd

Take a look at the map of michigan here http://biggovernment.com/cjohnson/2012/03/01/michigan-a-tie-...

It shows an odd looking pattern. Why would Mitt carry the SE portion of the state while the west and northern parts of the state, including the UP be so uniformly carried by Santorum? I live in michigan and never have talked to a Santorum supporter. Everyone I have talked to either liked Romney or Paul, this just seems strange.

West Side

The west side of the state is a bunch of neo-con bible thumpers. That is why Santorum did well in Michigan. Paul did well (double last time) but I had hoped more would have supported him but you don't always get what you wish for.

the 15% threshhold

the 15% threshhold seems to be just for the 2 statewide delegates--they are split proportionally between candidates with 15% or more. In the individual districts it is winner take all.

On the very day Ron stopped

On the very day Ron stopped to visit the good folks in Detroit, I said that stop would probably be his most important one in Michigan. People don't tend to forget sincere acts with a desire to help. People know they're being takin' for a ride to the edge of a cliff by the likes of Cadillac Mitt and clones.

Not that it matters, but...

...I wonder what Ms. Paul drives.

Rules of the GOP and the State silence MI voters.

Because our early vote (before Feb 1) breaks the RNC rules, Michigan can only seat half of its delegates at the National Convention.

Only winner in District gets delegates. They are bound to those candidates, unless they drop out. The delegates are free after the first ballot at the National convention.

We could fill the Big house (115,689) with Ron Paul primary voters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michigan_Stadium_2011.jpg

We needed just 75 more votes per precinct to hand Dr. Paul a handful of delegates. Half that many if they were converted Santorum voters. Ron Paul seemed to do worse in Slow Internet Districts. Do we need DVD for rural areas, to counter the Couch Potato Syndrome?

I am glad Ron Paul bothered to come to Michigan. His efforts are already bearing fruit, but sadly no delegates.

Free includes debt-free!

My birthplace voted for Ron Paul

Go Detroit! This means a lot to me. I was born there around the time he was delivering babies, but I was born in a different hospital. RON PAUL 2012!!!!!

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Leo

Do you know Michael Gret--?

ditto

:-)

Hey, I voted in Detroit. When

Hey, I voted in Detroit. When I voted at about 12:30pm, I was the 21st person to vote in my precinct. Turnout was very low. It is good to know that Ron Paul did well in Detroit. I am actually very surprised.

I went door to door in 2008 in my neighborhood but it frankly seemed like a waste of time. I still enjoyed talking to my neighbors, but I got very little positive feedback. With Obama uncontested, Ron Paul stood a much better chance this time around for cross-over votes.

Way To Go...'DE....TROIT!

Ole' Henry Ford would be so proud..He would have loved Ron Paul..

the model T was originally built to be able to run on Ethanol

It could be bought with its own still for rural communities.
But they imposed prohibition to protect the oil company's.

AMEN!!!!!!

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!I'm soooooooooooooo Excited!!!This totally made my day COMPLETE!!!!!

We The People President Ron Paul!!!!

AMEN!!!!!!

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!I'm soooooooooooooo Excited!!!This totally made my day COMPLETE!!!!!

We The People President Ron Paul!!!!

According to this post...

Paul should get two delegates for each of the districts he won in Detroit.

http://www.dailypaul.com/216711/the-delegate-race-arizona-an...

"Michigan losses half of their Delegates due to the date of their primary. They will award 30 Delegates proportionally based on the following formula: 28 Delegates come from the 14 Congressional Districts (2 per District) and are awarded to whoever gets the most votes in that District. The remaining 2 Delegates are "State" Delegates and are awarded proportionally, with a threshold of 15% to be eligible (which means that the party is trying to skirt the proportional rule and be a winner take all state). All 30 Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention."

I don't think he gets any delegates in Michigan

He didn't win any districts. Hopefully there will be RP supporters at the RNC anyway.

Here's an interactive

Here's an interactive map. Click on the "Metro Detroit in detail" link in the lower right corner for an expanded view.

Looks like Santorum got one district in Greater Detroit and Romney got the rest.

And have you EVER seen a more classic set of gerrymandered districts?

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Good news!!

Needed some good news...

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" Barry Goldwater

Tried hard to bury

the fact that Ron Paul won the Republican primary in Detroit. That should have been the headline! Hate this political scene, but I still believe that TRUTH will triumph over evil. We have only just begun!

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

Given that he apparently

Given that he apparently didn't win any districts it wasn't hard to bury it. Greater Detroit is gerrymandered so that the voters in the city proper are swamped by the suburbanites.

Santorum got one district and Romney the rest. (At least as of 85%ish reporting.)

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

I know these results are not complete

but according what has happened before the percents never change. So this map shows who won what congressional districts in MI. I never know what to believe anymore.... http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120228/SPECIAL01/120228...

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

hmm

Can we get some real numbers?

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It's not who won that matters

You have to hit 15% of the vote to get a delegate.

In the 13th CD (Detroit, Wayne County) Paul hit 19%, so he should get a delegate

2 District

The map shows that Paul got 25% in the 13th and 21% in the 14th. That should get him a couple bound delegates. Just missed the 12th district.

No Bound Delegates

I should have looked it up first. Michigan only awards delegates to the winner of each district (2 per). Romney and Santorum then split the remain 2 since they both got 15% statewide. So Romney and Santorum each gto 15 bound delegates from Michigan. They are only bond for the first vote at the National Convention and then free to vote for whoever they want.

I don't understand...

so, does Paul get delegates from the districts in which he got over 15% or not? Please explain a bit more. Thanks.

The 15% threshhold

the 15% threshhold seems to be just for the 2 statewide delegates--they are split proportionally between candidates with 15% or more. In the individual districts it is winner take all.

cheer up everyone

This is an ancient battle we are all in.
Battle between good and evil.

In the end the Light of God will smash darkness!

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