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Louisiana Primary - March 24 - Open Thread

Louisiana Primary - March 24; Caucus April 28

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I've been tracking that


so far every state has been better than 2008

Yup, and he has consistently

Yup, and he has consistently done better than the polls attempt to dictate, and I thought I read that he had support from a member of the LA GOP, so looking forward to results that hopefully aren't manipulated.

Stop feeding the propaganda machine. Turn off your TV.

Just voted

I voted around 5 pm and was only voter number 7. Very low turnout in Natchitoches. I know of 3 other yards with Ron Paul signs and there is a University here as well. I hope some more people will turn out for Ron Paul here.

Has Ron Paul gone on the Moon Griffon Show?

I'd recommend that. Moon always says virtually candidates all welcome so long as they'll take questions, and he has a statewide (or almost) audience.

Not that I'm aware of, and if not, it was a really really dumb


That show would have given him solid second with a shot at first.

Combine that with Garland Robinette in NOLA and it's in the bag.

(crying over spilled milk here folks.)


How y'all are? =)

"Ron Paul gets most delegates

"Ron Paul gets most delegates from from GOP caucuses in Jackson County, St. Louis"


It probably means we won MO

in terms of delegates WITH A PLURALITY!

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

what times voting end?

what times voting end?

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Voting ends 8:00PM



1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

I just voted for Paul! Seems

I just voted for Paul! Seems like a very low turnout. I didn't see anybody at my polling location except the workers. (3:30ish)

2 more votes for the good doctor

Just found out I convinced both my dad and mom to vote for Dr. Paul today! I must say it was the best thing to hear today

Geaux Tigers and Go Blue

Kudos! Way to go!

Keep up the march! (and thanx)

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All votes I was counting on

Myself included: CONFIRMED!

VERY LOW TURNOUT= good news I think


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Inspiration for Ron Paul Caucus goers.

When I attended my local republican meeting I was witness to a awe inspiring spectacle of patriots rising from the ashes of what the party has left us with to begin steering our country back home to the constitution and limited government. I think all those that stood in support for Ron Paul are absolute heroes and had to relate the experience to all you DailyPaul.com addicts as a nice shot of inspiration when its needed most. I hope you take the time to give it a read.


You just inspired me with

You just inspired me with that post!

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

thanks. mores on the way.

thanks. mores on the way.

So is this just a straw Poll today?

Are the delegates voted at the Caucus nights to advance to the District & State Conventions?

Primary vs. Caucus

According to what I am comprehending from the Green Papers site, today's primary will allocate 20 of the 46 delegates proportionally to candidates receiving at least 25% of the vote. 18 will be decided during the caucus and the other 8 will be chosen by Executive Committee or their Party Position.

Ok. Sounds like the 18 Votes would come

from maybe the District Conventions held later.

Yes, it is yet another piggy

Yes, it is yet another piggy pageant straw poll that doesn't mean didley squat. Ask Rick Santorum's delegates from Missouri, I think they know what I mean.

The real beauty contest is in late April when the Paul delegates play by the rules and take over the party and majority of delegates as they have been doing in North Dakota, Iowa, Washington, Nevada, Maine, Alaska, and now Missouri.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Didn't Paul win Colorado and Minnesota as well??

I thought i heard the campaign saying that they won the most delegates in Minnesota and Colorado also in addition to those you listed?

Please -1 the disinformation above this post.

Thank you.

(No offense to the poster - we just don't want Paul supporters getting the wrong idea.)

The vote today DOES count

Up to 20 delegates will be assigned to candidates today. A candidate requires at least 25% of the vote to get any delegates today. Multiply the candidate's percentage of the vote times 20 and then round to the nearest whole number. Any remaining delegates will be determined at the state convention. Using round numbers to make it easy, if Santorum gets 40% of the vote today, he is guaranteed 8 delegates to Miami. If Romney gets 25%, he is guaranteed 5 delegates to Miami. If Ron and Gingrich get less than 25% of the vote today, neither wins any delegates. The remaining 7 delegates will be determined at the state convention, but the 13 won today would be first ballot pledges to those candidates.

voted in Lake Charles

It was 2pm and only 90 people had voted all day at the local college. What surprises me is that the candidates that had already dropped out had their names on the ballot. I wonder what happens to those votes.

Here you can not wear or carry anything with candidates names. Also there was not exit interviews, but that doesn't surprise me. Louisiana likes voters to have their personal space and not feel pressured


Problem with names

still on the ballot, when they have dropped out, it confuses voters (not us, of course) but it sure would help to have ONLY the candidates currently running.

If it confuses voters but "not us", what's the problem? ;)

Let Santorum voters cheer as they get the Bachmann alternative again!

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We gon hav a goooood time cher'.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Bons Temps

Laissez les bons temps roullez avec ce vote aujourd'hui!