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What if a rally was also a caucus?

How many times have you seen on DP "We get huge crowds but they don't show up to vote!"

Ron Paul figured out how to make sure they do. And it just might win him North Dakota.

When he swung through North Dakota two weeks ago Ron skipped Fargo, the largest city, and the entire eastern half of the state. Now it looks like he was purposefully letting demand build up...

North Dakota has no voter registration of any kind including no political party enrollment. Those eligible to caucus must be 18 years of age by Election Day in November, and they must bring government ID or proof of 30-day residency such as a utility bill. State residents from all over North Dakota may vote at any caucus location statewide, making North Dakota caucusing rules among the most open nationally. Therefore, state residents from all over North Dakota who are eligible to vote under these loose eligibility requirements are eligible to vote at the Fargo-area caucus where Dr. Paul will be speaking.

Voting at the Fargo mega-caucus will commence at 5:30 p.m. CST.

“We are excited to welcome back Ron Paul to Fargo and to North Dakota on this pivotal day for the state and nation. I’d like to issue a challenge to all Ron Paul supporters in the greater Fargo area. And that is, ‘Come to Fargo to hear Dr. Paul speak, vote for Ron Paul, and help us restore our economic and personal liberties,’” said Ron Paul 2012 North Dakota State Director Jared Hendrix. “And to those not in the vicinity of Fargo, vote for Ron Paul where you can,” added Mr. Hendrix.

In other words, if you're a North Dakota resident and you show up to hear Ron speak, you can caucus for him too. No searching for the right location, no registration deadlines, no hurdles at all. Just show up in Fargo.

Looks like Ron is aiming to juice the caucuses with an extra thousand of so supporters who wouldn't normally turn out. And with turnout expected to be under 10,000, that could make the difference.

Read the full press release: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/03/05/ron-paul-to-speak-in-f...

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How do they

How do they get to become delegates in a situation like that? Any advice for them??

I live in ND...

National delegates are elected by state delegates... state delegates are selected at nominating conventions held by each legislative district... those started in January and continue until the end of March.

My estimate is that Ron will finish with about 30% of state delegates here.

I'm actually curious about

I'm actually curious about this too.

I know most places, you have to have delegates from around different regions of the state.


SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.

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Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

This is a great plan.

I hope the state campaign is making SURE everyone knows they need to bring proof of residency. It should be a great boost to Dr. Paul's numbers.


Are the votes read aloud in ND? I feel like in Washington it was a little skewed especially in places that came in later in the night..


Washington is very skewed.. but never fear, we are on it, and we got LOTS of delegates. My caucus was split half and half for the straw poll, but Ron Paul got 100% of our precincts delegates. We were informed on the "agreeable topics" and we were very polite to the older people who showed up and it went a long way!

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Most important Ron Paul rally ever.

Big bump


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Super Tuesday potential and the clearly growing movement. Every State is bigger and BIGGER!

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul