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Boston Globe: Mass. GOP moves to invalidate caucus ballots - Ron Paul backers cry foul

"Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant."

It looks like the Globe has picked up the story about the Mass GOP's attempt to invalidate the 5th District caucus and not count any of the provisional ballots cast in caucuses throughout the state.

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/05/27/mass-gop-move-invali...

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EMAIL FROM D5 DELEGATE

I received this email the other day from one of our elected delegates in District 5, titled: Liberty slate in MA 5th congressional district needs your help.

Hello,
I'd like to thank you for attending the MA Republican caucus on April 28th and helping to obtain a victory for liberty. Unfortunately, I now need your help again as the caucus results are being challenged.

The challenge is based on the fact that the chairman of the caucus forgot to have everyone sign a form as they checked in. The hearing before the allocation committee is scheduled for Tuesday May 29th. We need everyone who attended to sign a copy of the attached statement and get it returned to us to ensure that the results will be counted. More information is available at: http://www.redmassgroup.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=14715.

Unfortunately as this is a holiday weekend, there is no time to use the postal mail for this. We've arranged two drop-off locations for signed copies of the forms, have a fax number available, or you can send us a picture of the signed form. We need the forms to be returned by noon on Tuesday at the latest.

Additionally anyone who is interested can attend the Allocation Committee meeting where the challenge will be heard in person. It will be at 6:30pm at the Holiday Inn at 265 Lakeside Drive, Marlborough, MA. Please let us know if you are going to be attending in person and we can announce the number of available witnesses to the committee as we plead our case. Regardless of whether you plan to attend, please attempt to return this statement.

The forms can be faxed to Jonathan Mitchell at 781-629-1152, a picture of the signed form emailed to ajprout@hotmail.com, or dropped off at:

*****THERE IS A FRAMINGHAM AND ARLINGTON DROP-OFF SPOT. I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE REVEALING PEOPLES' ADDRESSES OR PHONE NUMBERS ONLINE (ESPECIALLY W/O THEIR PERMISSION), SO IF YOU NEED TO KNOW THE LOCATION OF THESE SPOTS, EMAIL ajprout@hotmail.com*****

If you cannot print a copy of the form easily, blank forms and a pen will be available at both locations. If leaving it unattended in Framingham, please seal it in one of the empty envelopes that will be available.

Again, thank you to everyone who helped ensure a win for liberty at the caucus. Now that we've won, lets make sure we defend that win from anyone attempting to take it away.

If you didn't get the email or need a form, and attended the District 5 caucus in Framingham, MA, email ajprout@hotmail.com

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My Post on MA GOP Facebook:

As a US ARMY VETERAN - I find your actions repugnant to a free society. You would SPIT in the faces of Veterans, and urinate on the graves of the fallen by cheating ("invalidating") an honest election by the people. Wow, you should take a long look in the mirror on Memorial Day and reflect on your actions. May God forgive you!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

MA GOP Facebook getting SLAMMED right now

http://www.facebook.com/#!/massgop

I am shocked to see how many comments are on there!

They (MA GOP) are liars

If they don't think it will effect the nomination process then why bother? Obviously, they are scared that the Ron Paul delegates do matter to the nomnination. It makes no sense to go through all of this if it doesn't have the potential to effect the outcome. LIARS!!

To help put the significance

To help put the significance of this article in context, understand that the delegates in district 5 are being set up to not be certified and the basis of the compliant is related to the mismanagement of the state party. The delegates are not accused of any wrongdoing. Yet, they are the ons who will be punished.

This article is brining that corruption to light. It is raising awareness among rank and file Republicans who don't care about Paul but do care that the state party is attempting to disenfranchise new party members. If the district 5 delegate are allowed to go on to Tampa, I would not be surprised if it was because this article saved them.

So, Frankly, I don't care what the reporter's motives were and I'm willing to overlook her mistakes because, overall, this article helps the cause of liberty.

Thank you Stephanie Ebbert!

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bump

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Correct them

Send her an e-mail telling her that she's in error to report that Dr. Paul has dropped out of the race. It's one way to fight them back, by correcting them, maybe in time they will see the "truth".

Her name is Stephanie Ebbert and her e-mail address is ....s_ebbert@globe.com

The dumbest thing we could do

The dumbest thing we could do right now is flood her inbox with negative/angry emails. By all means, send her a message thanking her for bringing this issue to light and politely correcting her that Paul has not dropped out, but is focusing on collecting delegates and not contesting primaries.

Why are you so harsh?

I never said a damn word about flooding her inbox with angry e-mails, I said to "correct" her. She should be thankful for the correction in her errors. If her inbox gets flooded, then that's her own fault for her mistake at such a critical time.

The comment wasn't directed at you...

I'm not saying you had bad intentions. It's just that once the email is out there, people use it. I just wanted it accompanied with a strong caution. The fact is, that reporter is our ally (at least for now). I'd hate for her to be punished because she made some mistakes. I know it's her job is to get things right. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm by it. However, some people might see the email in the comments and just fire off a nastygram without knowing the context.

There's no need to "fight" her back. One email to her with a link would suffice. What's the point in inviting others to do the same? If people did what you asked, it would flood her inbox.

She published an article at a critical time that is going to be extremely helpful. It makes up for all the errors and omissions in the story.

Delegates

It's ridiculous to me that the newspapers are still saying that the delegates are committed to vote Romney when they hit Tampa. They are NOT BOUND at that point at all, and I'm certain that they're doing it on purpose to keep creating confusion.

FYI, This reporter is not doing anything to create confusion

Not on purpose, anyway.

Did she say, "Paul has dropped out of contention?" Yes.

Did she say something about bound delegates that you disagree with? Apparently.

I think the first is an honest mistake given all the spin immediately after the announcement and the second is something that Paul supporters, his campaign, and even likely Ron Paul himself agrees with.

Believe me, I understand your frustration with the media. However, this story is a good thing. It is exposing corruption in the state party that is attacking liberty-minded Republicans.

It's her job

It's the reporter's job to get all the facts before putting it in print as "truth"...She reports on "politics" and I think she understand what's going on. Either way, I believe her motive was to slant the story against Dr. Paul in some way. Why did she say he had dropped out of the race?

Because that's what everyone

Because that's what everyone says. The fact is, this is a great article for the liberty movement.

It's convenient to leave citizens off the list

I've seen people having to hold up their yellow voter registration cards in the air as a group when they tried that one. If you're going to your convention take that with you by all means. If you moved take utility bills whatever.

Why the Assumption

..That most all provisional ballots are RP Supporters?
This is NOT a FACT, it's undetermined as of this time.
Many may be Romney, Santorum or Gingrich fans.
Besides Romney is now 3rd party as he is affiliated with TEAM NEVADA.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Give support

Give support to those posting on their wall: http://www.facebook.com/massgop?filter=2

Even the Boston Globe has their own spin...

:/

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

AIPAC, ADL, Neocon Money

When AIPAC/ADL/Neocon money is behind Romney the crooksters in Mass will prostitute for a few dollars.

Americans have become a corrupt people.

BestRonPaulVideo, Totalitarianism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdBuK7_g3M#t=28m28s
BestVideo, Political Correctness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8pzG02oxU#t=19s
Bestbook, Totalitarianism, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0759672229

you better believe it

these corrupt billionaires will go to any lengths to keep us out of power and away from the WH. We are crossing the rubicon from peaceful resolution to something nobody wants to see very quickly.

don't have time at the moment

myself, so could someone get on the BG article comments and point out
that "Paul has dropped out of contention" (which the article states)
is not correct? (or misstates his public position, anyway)

Thanks, BR

Gang of criminals...

Thanks for posting.

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I thought we lived in America,

not Nigeria. This is getting ridiculous!

Patrick Henry turning in his grave...

At least in Nigeria drones are not spying on people as it's now happening in the "land of the brave and free".

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and Mussolini sleeps like a baby

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