Response to statements about stealing delegatesSubmitted by LWinMN on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 15:28
There is a push right now in several media sources that the Ron Paul campaign and his supporters are using underhanded tactics to get delegates elected. The essence of the argument is that Ron Paul did not receive the support of the "popular" vote and therefor should not gain delegate support far in excess of his straw poll representation.
Basically their argument is: He didn't get the popular vote, he should not get the delegates.
When I see/hear these arguments, I like to point out the actual data concerning these "popular" votes.
And some data here:
Through Super Tuesday at least, only 13.5% of the potential Republican voters voted for a presidential candidate.
This is what they call the "popular" vote.
If they do not believe it is OK for a small group to assert it's agenda over a larger group, this data invalidates their argument.