Plurality in 5 StatesSubmitted by Ian56 on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 20:53
Ron Paul currently has plurality in 4 States :
Iowa, Maine, Minnesota and Colorado.
Ron Paul won a plurality of delegates in Louisiana and Oklahoma but because of blatant cheating/fraud the GOP State Party will submit a list of delegates to RNC that do not show a plurality of delegates for Ron Paul.
If either of these States were subject to legal action to make the RNC accept the delegates produced from these conventions according to their own rules, this would provide Ron Paul with his 5th State.
Similarly in Nevada, when the Nevada GOP did not like the results of their own convention, they set up a new organization in order to submit different delegates to RNC.
Again legal action might force the RNC to accept the original delegates (two Ron Paul stealth delegates would need to vote for Ron Paul not just abstain in order to get a plurality).
There is a possibility in Arizona that Ron Paul could get 15 delegates and Romney 14 if the result according to the GOP's own rules was accepted. It is unclear whether there are 13 or 15 Ron Paul supporting delegates.
There was talk of a while ago to mount a campaign to re-hold the Alaskan State Convention due to blatant cheating in the original.
I have seen no news lately as to any progress in this direction.
If Alaska were re-held there is a very strong chance Ron Paul would get the plurality of delegates in Alaska.
Virginia also offers a slim possibility. There are 3 delegates and 19 stealth delegates for Ron Paul, out of 49 total. Another 3 would be required and for the delegates to be unbound.
The Ron Paul campaign is NOT pursuing legal action in any of these cases.
Only grassroots activists are pursuing (some) of these legal possibilities to get Ron Paul his 5th State to be on the 1st ballot in Tampa.
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