What if a rally was also a caucus?Submitted by valleyforge on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 00:00
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...