Scottsdale AZ Straw Poll 80% for Ron Paul!! Votes were almost stolen!!Submitted by jasoncin on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 01:43
We just go back from the straw poll in Scottsdale Arizona! The vote total was 515 votes. 414 went to Ron Paul 80%!! 64 for McCain 12%, 13 votes for Romney, Giuliani 7, Fred Thompson 6, Huckabee 1, and Hunter 3.
My Husband, and I watched the ballot box all night. Suddenly, a group of McCain supporters took the box to count the votes without anyone noticing but us! My Husband John followed them. They went to a corner to count the votes and John jumped in to help count. They informed him that they did not need his help. He pushed his way into the group and let them know that he too would be assisting with the counting. They chose reluctantly not to argue! My husband is a cowboy and was not taking no for an answer. The pile of votes for Ron Paul was so high, that the pile kept falling over onto the John McCain pile. Of course no one was going to recount them but John. He had to keep grabing the McCain pile to separate all the Ron Paul votes from it! It was obvious that they did not intend for him to be there helping! Thank goodness he was there.
We need to take matters into our own hands now and then. We had a huge room of Ron Paul supporters tonight. It was a wonderful crowd to be around. But with all of us there, no one else jumped in to assist with counting. This needs to be done at all futures straw polls. They are very sneaky! Ron could have lost a lot of votes tonight.