Ron Paul wins Maine despite allegations of Romney supporters attempting to cheatSubmitted by Angel C on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 00:52
I want to thank all of you for being out there, fighting for me. My state's fight is over, the delegates have been chosen, and I feel there is little else I can do. Sunday was my birthday, I was at dinner with my family, with my laptop next to me at the table, trolling Twitter for pictures from the rally in Texas. I feel that's the only course left to me. But in the states where they haven't voted and the delegates haven't been chosen, there's still a lot of work to be done. You guys are out there, helping to make sure that as the Romney supporters get more and more desperate, their plots fail.
So thanks! - OK, here's my article:
Despite not being declared the winner in Maine's Republican caucus in February, Ron Paul, the Republican Congressman from Texas, won a majority of delegates in the state on Sunday. The weekend also saw results for Ron Paul in Nevada as 22 out of 25 electable delegates support the Republican presidential candidate. In Maine, reports vary regarding the number of Ron Paul supporters became delegates, with some news sources reporting 23 out of 24 delegates for Ron Paul while other sources report 21 out of 24 delegates for Paul.
However many delegates Ron Paul and his supporters did manage to win in Maine, two facts are not disputed. It was almost a full sweep and it was a hard fought battle for every delegate.
One witness claims that the convention was purposefully delayed. The convention started late, every vote was counted and recounted (in some cases there were numerous recounts). There are also claims that Romney supporters attempted to provoke Paul supporters (in the hopes the Paul supporters would be kicked out) and that attempts to stall time included over 200 people being nominated as national delegates. Then each nominated person went to stage, one-by-one, to withdraw his or her nomination. Most alarming of all were the numerous reports of Romney supporters handing out fake ballots to voters. The fake delegate slates (seen here) was written in the same style and font as the original (seen here).
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