Brad Blog: Pandemonium at MO GOP Caucus as Party Leaders Seen Attempting to Steal It From Paul SupportersSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:14
Police arrest peaceful Paul leader in parking lot after chaotic St. Charles meeting prematurely closed without delegate voteBy Brad Friedman, March 18, 2012 | Brad Blog
ALSO: Similar scene played out in GA one week earlier...
This is just amazing. At yesterday's GOP caucus in St. Charles, MO --- one of the largest and most conservative counties in the state --- the Republican establishment is seen blatantly attempting to steal the caucus from supporters of Ron Paul.
As the caucus was prematurely shut down before a vote, with state police called in, no delegates were elected at what "was to have been the biggest single prize of the day," according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of the Missouri Caucuses' mess. It was just the latest, of many, embarrassments to arise out of a GOP caucus state this year.
A Facebook page called "Hold St. Charles Republican Tyrants Accountable" includes many cell phone videos of the near riots that occurred as party leaders attempted to commandeer the caucus to thundering cries of protest and shouts of "Point of Order!" and "Division!" (a process in Roberts Rules of Order requiring an immediate written vote after a contested voice vote) by what seems to be hundreds of Paul supporters.
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