CRITICAL ! Texas NEEDS 20% of The Vote For Ron Paul In Order To Send Delegates To TampaSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 14:51
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?