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Super Tuesday: Get Out the Vote!

From the Campaign | February 4, 2008

Dear Friends,

This is where all your work for Ron Paul pays off.

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday - 21 states, including yours, will be voting. All of the Ron Paul activism in your state-the precinct walking, ballot-access work, publicity, and volunteering-has been leading up to this. Now we need to finish the job with a full-force get-out-the-vote effort.

Go to the polls and vote as early as possible tomorrow. Wear a sticker to show your support for Ron Paul. Take some literature and, if you have time-make time if possible-help pass out literature outside the polls.

Call your friends and family and other Ron Paul supporters. Urge them to vote for Ron Paul, and to do it as early as they can. You'll be receiving calls as well, including automated calls from Dr. Paul and calls from Precinct Leaders who have identified you as a Ron Paul voter. Every vote counts-because every vote for Dr. Paul is a vote for the Constitution and against unlimited government intervention at home and abroad.

Tomorrow is a critical battle in a fight that will continue far beyond Feb. 5. We're poised to do very well in states with caucuses: already Dr. Paul has won a string of second-place finishes in the early caucus states of Nevada, Louisiana (where the final numbers might be even better, once the many election irregularities are ironed out), and now Maine, where we finished a close second to Mitt Romney in number of delegates run. The delegates, not the results of the presidential preference straw polls are what counts.

That's true in primary states, too. The primary itself may determine how delegates must vote in the first rounds of voting at the Republican National Convention. But national delegates are not chosen tomorrow: they're chosen by a series of conventions at the congressional district and state level. These delegates may be "bound" to vote for the winner of the state primary in the first rounds of voting at the Republican National Convention-but they are not necessarily "owned" by the primary winner. Ron Paul does not have to finish first to get our delegates into the congressional district and state conventions-and then into the Republican National Convention.

There are two battles to be fought in every primary state. The first is to win the primary. The second is to win the delegates. Since the delegates are only bound to the primary results in the early rounds of voting at the Republican National Convention, in a brokered convention with several rounds of voting, Ron Paul delegates will be free to vote for-of course-Ron Paul.

Our goal tomorrow is to win every vote we possibly can for Ron Paul. Not a single one is wasted, because a vote for Ron Paul is a rejection of the path America has been on-the path toward empire and bankruptcy-and an affirmation of the course set by our nation's Founders. We have a very good shot at the top slots in the caucus states, and even if Ron Paul doesn't finish first in the winner-take-all primaries tomorrow, he can still win national delegates from those states later.

This fight won't be won, or lost, in a day-but it begins in earnest tomorrow. What Ron Paul asks of you is to get out and vote, and make sure that other Ron Paul supporters in your state do the same. Together, we can take this Republic back.

Debbie Hopper
Assistant Campaign Manager
Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee



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diebold machines

If you want a copy of your vote try doing it the absentee ballot. Make a copy of it before mailing or dropping off.

TODAY is the ANNIVERSARY of the CONSTITUTION

JUST FYI....I noticed it on my desktop work calendar!

Pass the word!

Just cast a vote on...Diebold machine

I chose the option to cast vote for Dr Paul and print the receipt but they did not give me the receipt, saying that they intend to collect the receipts for counting accuracy.

I've never voted in the primary before, but I wore a Ron Paul for President pin-back button while I was in the line to meet the volunteers to confirm my name on the book. When an old lady at the volunteering table saw my button, she sternly ordered me to take off the button. The man who was standing nearby with his necklace of attached Diebold district vote cards politely requested that I remove the button before proceeding to cast a ballot. I complied.

Is this the normal procedure, reminding the qualified voters not to announce their choice, not even while waiting in line at the place of voting?

E-vote should be banished and paper ballot mandated to ensure fair and accurate voting procedure without corruption and fraud. I don't feel comfortable having to cast a ballot for Paul on Diebold e-vote machine, but I had no choice but honor my patriotic duty to vote for who I truly believe will take back America away from the greedy paws of the power Elite and truly represent people of America instead of serving the special interests that prove to be dangerous and regressive towards economy, sovereignty and national security.

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"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes... There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses." Andrew Jackson

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes... There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses." Andrew Jackson

I would have stuck around

to see if everyone had to remove their buttons. Since the machines can be manipulated, they probably thought that things could be hidden in the buttons.

I think each state sets its

I think each state sets its own rules about wearing campaign tee shirts, buttons, etc. into the polling place, but I'm not sure. I've read that in my state, its OK, but can't remember where I read it. 'Just sent an email to the GOP about it and will post their response when I get it.

(In my polling place, they had sample ballots on the wall -- Dems were white and Reps were blue. When they gave me the actual ballot, they were all white, differentiated by a blue or green stripe down the side. It's a good thing Florida doesn't vote today. They wouldn't know what to do!)

Today is a great day!

First, I finally got to cast the most important vote of my life, for Ron Paul, in NY and it felt amazing. Then later today, weve got the Giants Superbowl winning Ticker Tape parade!!! Today is truly a great day. (it remains to be seen just how good tomorrow will be though.)

I voted...

This should put a smile on your face:

http://bbc.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30227754&l=e934c&id=13...

Vijay.

Just say, "goodbye."

Log off and go vote NOW. When the bobble heads on TV begin reporting poll results (it won’t be long), its psychologically important that RP has a good start. A lot of closet RP supporters may not bother to vote if they hear he is lagging – the old “what’s the use” mentality. The media understands propaganda very well and have done their best to ignore RP thus far. If he doesn’t get a good start, you’ll suddenly hear them reporting his results with glee. Soooo, the earlier you vote, the better! Don’t let closet supporters get too discouraged and stay home. Quit reading, quit posting, and GO. Signing off ---

Just Voted!!

The rain is very light in MA and shouldn't effect voter turn-out unless it gets cold and freezes. My vote for Dr. Paul is in already! Later today, I'll be delivering 4 more votes for Dr. Paul. And I spent a few hours on the phone last night mobilizing a dozen more 4:20 voters (just in case they forgot..lol)

List of Voting States

I don't have time right now or i'd do it myself, but someone please get up a list of all the voting states today! thanks!

Here.

www.ronpaulhive.com

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Ice Storm :-(

Massachusetts is having an ice storm right now. I hope it warms up today and turns to plain rain!

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Bad Weather

Don't worry about the weather. A lot of older, die-hard Republican people who don't "do computers" may still not know who RP is (all they know comes from O'Reilly). If the weather keeps them in, good. RP supporters will show up even if the next Ice Age moves in.

thunder, ice, then snow

in Kansas City. But, I am going to go in my all wheel drive and get my 18 year old son and take him to vote. Ron Paul supporters will get out, no matter what. This weather might actually work to our advantage. But, yes, do be very careful. Good luck everyone. :)

Me too!

for your sake (and all voters). Please be careful! Maybe you can use it to your advantage. Pack the car with neighbors.?

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Simple Way To Get More Ron Paul Supporters READ *****

$40 LED Message Board For Cars |SUV |Truck
Plays 5 Messages of your choice.

I saw this on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKxR67R-nDM#W48h7PYFELk

It works way better than a bumper sticker (shows his great positions) & has a good chance of converting & introducing voters behind you to support Ron Paul if you use the right words.

Here's some suggested ideas for the 5 lines.

1)Ron Paul for President
2)Get Rid Of The IRS
3)No Taxes On Tip Income
4)Strong National Defense
5) Smaller Government & More Privacy
6) Honk if you love Ron Paul !!!

You can buy this from Amazon at:
http://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-Scrolling-Digital-Message-S...

but their are several on the Internet to buy.

You can power it with this (if you need easy power):
http://www.amazon.com/Xantrex-852-0200-XPower-Powerpack-Port...

--------- NEW IDEA

Anyone viewing this non-destructive Projector graffiti system who can put one together can MAJOR attention from cities with one of these:

http://www.vimeo.com/631167/

It takes a while to see the idea in action, but if you are tech minded...this will bring major attention (& liberal minded people will love this eyecandy stuff).

The instructions to build it can be found on I think (I am not a techy):

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/01/graffiti_reseach_la...

We need this stuff active in as many places as possible now if we are going to have a chance.

This stuff is more personal than bumper stickers & signs which are so old school. The best converters have been the handmade signs. This stuff is like that x's 100.

The money donated to the campaign is fine. But if enough of these hit the streets.....I believe we will be over the top.

The 2nd idea is ideal for night appearances & attracts alot of attention on campuses & concerts. (Almost nobody has seen it & has a wow factor)

We probably need enough to build some (laser grafitti projector) for every major gathering & do an event all at one time on the sides of buildings.
(It is not destructive only light on very large surfaces)

NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE KNOW WHO RON PAUL EVEN IS ****** HELP THEM TO FIND OUT ABOUT HIM & HIS POSITIONS !!!!!

Thank those who vote for Ron Paul tomorrow

For those canvassing at the precincts, don't forget to thank those who vote for Ron Paul. I created the images below so you can make Thank You business cards.

FRONT:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/OrderAndChaos/Ron%20Pau...

BACK:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/OrderAndChaos/Ron%20Pau...