Ron Paul wins Hot Springs County Wyoming!Submitted by Wyoming for Paul on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 01:15
Such an exciting caucus day!!! Our County gets an alternate delegate to the National Convention (Wyoming rotates Counties every 4 years). The good news is, the alternate is on the floor at the convention and fills in if the other delegate doesn't make it, or can't vote for some reason.
Our caucus was estimated to take 3 hours, and it was a beautiful day here which hurt attendance. As the 3 hours approached, we were only about 1/2 way through so people started leaving (both establishment and some of our older folks). That's right, we have some older folks for RP here! We've worked very hard. Anyway, by the time we voted for the alternate delegate it was between me (I've only lived here 11 months) and the County district attorney who has been here forever and supports Santorum "because he doesn't attack the other candidates". ROFL. I gave my speech and did my best, then he got up, shrugged, and said he wanted to go. No speech, reasons, nothing. I still figured I was in trouble. They asked a question or 2 of us and voted...then the count...a preamble by our chair...the announcement - I won by 1 vote!!! On the floor at the convention!!! The deciding vote was cast by a lady at my church who I asked last week if she would vote for me. Every vote counts folks!!!
Also, one of our members approached me afterwards. It seems his brother, another Ron Paul delegate is the actual delegate from another County. We are carpooling.
More good news, 4 of the 6 delegates to the State convention (including my wife & I) are Ron Paul people.
My little county got it done. We can win this!!!