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CRITICAL ! Texas NEEDS 20% of The Vote For Ron Paul In Order To Send Delegates To Tampa

CRITICAL ! Texas NEEDS 20% of The Vote For Ron Paul In Order To Send Delegates To Tampa

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Unless the rules suddenly changed. Most that I had talked to said that yes, despite our postponed primary, we're still doing 2nd place candidates.



That means we must convince the Anti-Romney crowd not to give a "protest vote" to Gingrich or Santorum and not to vote for Romney "just because he'll win anyways".

My suggestion, is if you meet someone anti-Romney convince them to vote RP, at the very least to send conservative delegates to Tampa to protect the platform.

Also, get your independent friends to vote. Texas is an open primary state , and unless you were a delegate for the Democrats or you signed a petition for a minor party presidential candidate, you can vote in the Republican primaries.

The key is TURNOUT. May 29th is an odd day to hold elections. We get voters to the polls, we win. On days like this, we could get voter turnout to be as low as local elections--about 15% versus the usual 45%.

My question is--are delegates determined by popular vote or by a republican method of precincts/counties won? Does anyone know?

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this post is incorrect

the 20% threshold is a requirement for getting all 3 of a CD's delegates in the state convention - the winner of the CD must win with 20% or more of the vote.

the number of delegates a candidate gets is determined in the primary and is proportional to the candidate's state-wide vote.

here are the rules: http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/TX-R

Get everyone to register NOW

People need to register to vote, deadline is April 29th.. One or two days left.


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1. We need hard hitting attack ads against Romney, NOW.
2. We need to do some serious internal polling, followed by exit polling-- in order to contest the fraud.
3. We need to challenge Romney to a debate in TEXAS and BEFORE TX.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

There is NOT going to be

There is NOT going to be another debate. Stop suggesting that Ron Paul challenge anyone. He knows that it would make HIM look bad and have no chance of actually BETTING a debate.

Again..EVERY candidate agreed on the debate schedule, Ron Paul included. It would be absolutely unheard of to have a debate in mid May between a guy with 900+ delegates and one with less than 100. It just isn't going to happen and Romney turning it down will not make even ONE voter change their vote from Romney to Paul. No network would carry it anyway. So stop screaming about it!

Oh I see P-FINK

the Romney troll is at it again! Just goes to show you which candidate attracts the intelligent thinking person, and which attracts the lamb being led to slaughter. The Romney camp must be getting scared. I can't wait until the second ballot in Tampa when all those "expected" Romney delegates become unbound. It cracks me up that Romney supporters bitch about Obama, and yet continue to back the "lite" version of the very thing they despise. One of the definitions of insanity is expecting a completely different result from the display of the exact same behavior. And if you think for one minute that a head-to-head debate would hurt Paul and not Mittens, you truly are deluded. Even Romney's handlers know he will put his foot in it...that's why they don't let him partake in these sorts of things any more than he has to. Go back to your own boards where you might find some others simple enough to believe your drivel. As for those of us who are true conservatives, there is nothing you could say here that will convince any of us that your guy is even worth a second glance...don't waste your time.

The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

At this point....

With Romney and Paul the only two competitors left, if Paul gets less than 20%, it will be a humiliating defeat. Even 40% is not a victory, though every little bit helps stop Romney from getting to 1144. We need to WIN Texas...may be impossible due to fraud, but that's what we need.

The Campaign has made

The Campaign has made repeated attempts to call for help getting people into the phone-banks and on phone-from-home. it now a two man race, DO IT FOR AMERICA!


His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Paul Did An Inner-City Venue - Michigan?

And I thinkhe did well there. Paul should be able to pull 20% but I agree that he should be campaigning more. Since that is not the case(?), I hope people in here will volunteer to do some phone calls.

Ron Paul received 4.87% of

Ron Paul received 4.87% of the vote in 2008. Turnout was below 11%.

Mike Huckabee was in the race. He got 38%, McCain, 51%. Ron came in third, ahead of Mitt who only got 2% of the vote.

I don't think all those Protestant Texas are going to go for Mittens, which would explain his extremely bad 2008 showing, and Mike Huckabee's excellent one.

Let's hope Ron can swing 20% or more this time!!!

Uh let's hope it is a bit

Uh let's hope it is a bit more than 20%. If Romney wins, say 65% to Paul's 25% and the other 10% going to the dropped out candidates this race is over. Not only would Romney get over 100 delegates that Ron Paul can't afford him to get (it could very well actually put him over the top), but but it would make it a mathematical certainty that Romney wins California a week later. In fact, to have ANY shot at California, Ron Paul needs to be the one with 65% in Texas. Right now, Romney has a 40 point lead in California. That is not going to change without a LONG string of very strong showings (including more that one popular vote victory) throughout May.

Ron Paul needs to spend every last penny this month. And NOT in college auditoriums

Now the Romney troll

is trying to make us believe he's a Paul supporter, by suggesting bad advice backed by fictional stats. Yea I bet you would love to see RP spend all of his money. You know what...I had a whole rant I was going to go off on dissing this stupidity, but now I don't think I'm going to waste my time. RP supporters aren't stupid by any stretch, and they certainly don't need me to point out obvious nonsense...so I won't.

The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

one reason Mitt did poorly there in 2008

was that the primary was held a month after he had dropped out of the race.

Texas claims to do things in a big way.

80% is texas big?

Free includes debt-free!

The Paul campaign

is dropping the ball BIG TIME in Texas. He should be doing REAL town hall meetings across the state with the older crowd. All of these "young meetings" are nice, but those are not going to get you votes.

While winning the election

While winning the election would be great, this is about getting a message of liberty to everyone. The Youth for Ron Paul provides the Dr. with venues to get the message to thousands of people at a time. Not all are young that attend. And if the majority are, so what? They will be the main voting block in 10 - 20 years. We certainly aren't getting any coverage or respect for that matter, from the GOP and the MSM. Also keep in mind, that colleges will be out for summer in about another month, if that long? So I say milk that now for all you can. We have the summer to visit senior centers.

The one thing I wish the campaign would do, if we could all keep the funds coming in, would be to run an ad in Texas comparing Romney vs. Paul's record on freedom to own a gun. I think if Texans could see Romney scores about a D and Paul an A, they would flock to Paul. To be honest, I don't know why he isn't beating Romney in his own state - ridiculous!

so it sounds like you have

so it sounds like you have given up on the nomination. He has the summer to visit senior centers? What summer? Unless there is major changes NOW, there is no summer of campaigning. It will be over June 5.

As for the college students being the future of the party...maybe. But I hate to tell you...but a very significant portion of the college kids who have gone to previous rallies this year have not given even one second's thought to what was said at the rally ever since.

Reaching the younger crowd IS a good idea. But not doing so in a party like, WWF type chanting atmosphere. Because that makes it all about hthe rally itself and not the message.

I have to keep reminding myself...

don't feed the troll...don't feed thew troll. I keep hoping he'll eventually realize that the last 18 hours he's spent as a member here were a complete waste of his time, and he will end up crawling back under the freeway bridge where he lives---and where he was found by the Romney camp when they offered him $10 an hour to post this crap. You, P-FINK, are a douche.

The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

Right, is the campaign in it to win it?

Or what. . . should be hitting up all venues.

He has been doing that all

He has been doing that all year which is the most frustrating thing about it. He spends all the money we send him to throw college parties that don't get him any additional votes. He may as well campaign overseas since foreigners are about as likely to vote in a US election as college students. (And the very few that DO vote would have voted for him anyway)

I personally don't give a shit if Ron Paul gets 5,000 people packing a college auditorium. I'd rather see him get 500 people in their 30s and above in a smaller venue because that would not only cost less for the campaign, but it would generate more additional votes for him.

It was one thing in the beginning of the year. Trying to get publicity with the large crowds. But not anymore. Waste of money

You Romney folks

truly HAVE NO IDEA what the Ron Paul Revolution is all about. Wow...

The lesser of two evils is still an evil.



"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Everyone has big plans when he has to do the work.

If we want liberty, we do the work.

Free includes debt-free!

Sorry, but NO candidate is

Sorry, but NO candidate is ever going to win if he/she expects grassroots to do the bulk to the campaigning.

Spoken like

someone who has a bunch of Goldman Sachs' money to burn...

Once again, see Harding, Warren G.---1920

The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

Amen brother.

Amen brother.

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Found this on Wikipedia about TX delegates to RNC

Calculation Example

To show the calculation of a state's delegation, the following example shows the size of the Texas delegation (based on the current political makeup and not counting additional delegates due to the intervening Census; Texas is a GOP stronghold):

Texas is allowed 10 delegates under the at-large rule.
The chairperson of the Texas GOP, the state national committeeman, and the state national committeewoman counts as one delegate each, for a total of three delegates.
Texas will have 36 members in the House of Representatives after the 2012 elections; thus, Texas is allowed 108 delegates (36 * 3) under the House membership rule.
As John McCain carried Texas in the 2008 United States Presidential Election, and as Texas has 38 electors (36 House members plus its two Senators), Texas is allowed 4.5 delegates under the at-large provision plus an additional 22.8 delegates (38 * 60%), for a total of 27.3 (4.5 + 22.8), rounded upward to 28 delegates.
Texas is allowed the following additional delegates as follows:
One additional delegate as the current Governor of Texas (Rick Perry) is Republican.
Of the 32 current members of the House, 20 are Republicans; thus, one additional delegate under this provision.
As both houses of the Texas Legislature are controlled by the GOP (77-73 in the Texas House of Representatives and 19-12 in the Texas Senate) and both chambers are presided over by a Republican (Joe Straus as the Speaker of the House and David Dewhurst as Lieutenant Governor, which presides over the Senate), two additional delegates (one for having any chamber meeting the criteria, and one additional for having both chambers meet the criteria).
As both United States Senators from Texas are Republicans (Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn), and as both have been elected within the past six years, two additional delegates.

The Texas delegation would thus consist of 10 + 3 + 108 + 28 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 = 155 members.


20% is probably a piece of cake....

...unless TPTB totally screw with the vote...

But we can WIN, if we JUST RUN SOME HARD-HITTING ROMNEY ATTACK ADS highlighting all this guy's flip flops, Obama-like positions/statements, etc.

Tick. Tock.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

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