Encouraging Ground Reports of Victory: Sample Precinct Delegate Math from a Washington State Pooled CaucusSubmitted by GCN3030 on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 06:25
Spread the good news, stay positive, we are winning battles across the country despite what the media is not telling you...As Jack Hunter said "Y'all keep your chins up, let's keep fighting." Resistance is Victory!
I was a pooled caucus leader so I gave out tally sheets to Ron Paul supporters in each precinct. Here are some very encouraging results.
In one precinct there were 4 people for Romney, 2 for Santorum, and 2 for Ron Paul. Guess who took the two delegate slots? Both for Ron Paul!
In another case there were 5 Romney, 4 Ron Paul, with 2 delegate slots up for grabs, once again the Ron Paul supporters filled both slots!
Amazingly in yet another precinct a Ron Paul supporter became a delegate even though he was the only RP supporter versus 4 for Romney and 2 for Santorum!
Rest assured even if the unnofficial straw poll results are 100% accurate (which I am pretty sure they are not given the fact I personally found numerous discrepancies in my pooled caucus, for one thing a local reporter counted more people there than the unofficial straw poll indicated...), we are likely to have won the precinct delegate battle. Our people are generally more committed, informed, and organized in my personal experience.
I'm confident that if all of our precinct delegates organize and show up prepared at their respective district and county conventions we can win at the State Convention and elect all RP delegates to national from WA state!
Romney didn't win WA, the straw poll is a nonbinding beauty contest don't believe the media lies, you can only win a state by getting more delegates than any other candidate.
Edit: I forgot to mention that there were many other precincts where we won both the straw poll and the delegate count, all told as I wrote in the comments over half of our supporters became delegates on Saturday at my pooled caucus. My fiance and I became delegates thanks to our friend we brought and a nice elderly couple (the woman was a known supporter but her husband was undecided until he saw how organized I was, and how I was dressed up in a suit and tie, he said "you looked so sharp and had everything all together so I decided to vote for Ron Paul"! We ending up winning the precinct by one vote so this conversion was crucial, the moral of the story is put on your best digs DPers it can make the difference)
update: if you want to read what else happened at my pooled caucus I posted another story http://www.dailypaul.com/219984/corrupt-chair-prevents-forme...