Something very wrong happened in Nevada. Here's a quote I read a few days ago that had me ready for a huge victory in Nevada.
"We have more IDs than Romney had votes in '08," said Paul's state chairman, Carl Bunce, meaning identified supporters who have committed to attend Saturday's caucuses across the state. He wouldn't give a precise number, but Romney's 2008 vote total in his big Nevada win was 22,649."
That made perfect sense to me because this time around, Ron Paul's numbers in the first 4 states have been 2 to 5 times more than they were in 2008.
This same article supported this with another piece of information.
"The town clerk, she said, has reported being stunned by the number of former Democrats and independents the Paulites have gotten to register as Republicans in order to caucus for Paul. The volunteers have netted 800 new registrations, according to Bunce."
But the final results reported show that Ron Paul only got 39 more votes this time around vs. 2008, 415 in 2008 and 454 in 2012.
Something just doesn't add up here.
It is no accident that so many of the books and movies about the Old West are set in Texas. There is something about Texas that stirs the soul like no other place in America. What is the reason for this mysterious phenomenon? It is not a mystery at all. It is the yearning for freedom.
From before its birth as a republic or a state within this union, Texas has been a place where people have gone to be free. As an isolated state in the Mexican republic, Texas provided a sanctuary for all who wished to live their own lives without interference from a distant capital. When the Mexican government attempted to exert centralized, despotic power over the free people of Texas, your ancestors fought with Santa Anna on the side of the federalists. When that general later repudiated liberty and betrayed the Texans that had fought for it by his side, the people of Texas stood against him and won their freedom again.
Americans have always thought of Texas as an independent state that only reluctantly joined the union and has had one foot out the door ever since. That is not to say that Texans are unpatriotic. On the contrary, Texas is the last place in America where the founding principle of federalism still seems to live. None doubt that Texas is there to support and defend her fellow states. However, any American who loves liberty has always fondly imagined Texas’ stance towards the federal government to be, “Don’t push us too far or we’ll leave. We’re quite capable of taking care of ourselves.”
There are over 400 delegates available for the winner of the 3 largest states, New York, California, and Texas. For all you people starting to panic, keep in mind, that is almost the same total as the 10 states being decided today. Ron is picking up delegates, and staying in the race. That is all we need. Keep this in perspective. The largest Super Tuesday state was Georgia and the weakest candidate, Newt, won that. With Santorum winning many states, this race will definately go to a second vote at the convention. Now is the time to fight hard for every last local and state delegate.
Let's all focus on the task at hand. When your state is done, remember to send your signs and materials to those three states, and lets win 400 delegates in huge states. With an open convention being more and more likely, we need every last delegate we can get so that second vote sends shockwaves throughout the party and the nation.
Stay the course people. Nobody said we would blaze out front. Ron has stayed the course for 30 years, I think we can at least go until June without abandoning ship.
You have got to read this. Blow by blow of last night's theft. We are not the only ones that noticed.
February 5, 2012. Las Vegas. For the second time in just five primary states, the Republican Party, with the assistance of the national corporate news media, is raising questions about the legitimacy of this season’s primary election system. First, the Iowa Republican Party and the entire American media knowingly reported the wrong Iowa Caucus results with the wrong person being declared the winner. Last night, it appears the same thing may be happening in Nevada. And again like Iowa, critics are accusing the GOP of suspicious activity.
Riveting Ballot Counting Coverage:
12:30am EST: For five minutes, CNN sat in silence as the Republican precinct captain shouted out each vote while dozens of tabulator sat nearby keeping track. Unfolding one sheet at a time, the man yelled,
“Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul.
NYTimes: Morning Workers & Ron Paul Voters Who Went To Adelson Caucus Denied Entry For Not Signing Religious DeclarationSubmitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 04:55
NEW YORK TIMES: Anger at Night Caucus Over a Religious Declaration
By RICHARD A. OPPEL JR.
LAS VEGAS — A special Saturday night Republican caucus intended to accommodate orthodox Jews who couldn’t vote until after sundown became the scene of controversy and confrontation after caucusgoers were told that to gain admittance they had to sign a legal declaration under penalty of perjury that they could not attend their daytime caucus because of “my religious beliefs.”
Some officials from Mr. Paul’s campaign suggested that what they described as the “religious test” administered at the caucus would lead to lawsuits.
The use of the declaration brought protests from many supporters of Representative Ron Paul of Texas who arrived at the polling place — a school in an upscale neighborhood here named after its benefactors, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam — after they got an automated phone message from the Paul campaign saying people who couldn’t vote at the regular caucuses could do so at the night meeting.
Some Paul officials suggested that what they described as the “religious test” administered at the caucus would lead to lawsuits, and they said that anyone who missed the earlier caucuses for any reason should have been allowed to vote.
Paul supporters packed the caucus and won handily: According to local party officials Mr. Paul received 183 votes; Mitt Romney, 61 votes; Newt Gingrich, 57 votes; and Rick Santorum, 16 votes.
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CNN Video Live At Special Caucus - CNN On Scene Fails To Cover Billionaire Denying Non-Jewish Voters Access To His Facility And Strong-Armed Intimidation Used To Make Sure It Was Mostly A "Jewish Only" Special Caucus Event:
Clark County GOP vice chairman Woody Stroupe told The Associated Press late Saturday that party officials were recounting every ballot cast in Nevada’s most populous county to ensure the accuracy of the tally.
Complete results would not be made public until every vote was counted, he said, though some 400 votes from 30 out of a total of 1,073 precincts were posted by the party.
“We’re probably going to be going all night,” Stroupe said.
Great article on Yahoo! about the media's treatment of Ron Paul and how one can learn more about Paul from the comments under the article, than the actual article:
Today marked my second time caucusing for Ron Paul, I of course caucused and delegated for Ron back in 2008. My precinct is in an upper middle class section of Las Vegas, Summerlin to be exact, so the demographics mostly consist of older if not retired, white and a substantial L.D.S population. Out of my precinct about 19 people showed up, me and another gentlemen decided to be captain and co-captain to run our precinct caucus. We introduced ourselves, passed out the information and explained the caucus and convention process...etc.
The next step was to figure out who was volunteering to attend the county convention next month, for my precinct we needed seven. Luckily it was very easy to get the 7 volunteers. The "fun" part was next, where people would volunteer to speak about their candidate. The first candidate on the list was Newt (we went in alphabetical order), not one person shared their views on Newt, so we next went to Ron Paul. Myself and two other gentlemen shared our views on Ron Paul some of the issues consisted of:
- tort reform to control health care prices
- the debt, deficits and the Fed
- national security
I of course spoke about he's the only veteran in the race, how RP never voted to increase taxes, an unbalanced budget, delivered babies.....etc.
I was a party volunteer who worked the caucus. Got there at 7 AM Sharp. There weren't enough volunteers to chair the 31 separate precincts at Silverado High Schol, so I took it upon myself to go to the 20 precinct meetings without a caucus chair to get someoneone to volunteer, and then train them on how to run a meeting. I did that in less than 5 minutes, 20 times, before returning to chair my own meeting. Bear in mind, I've never done ANY of this before.
16 people showed up for my precinct. About half of the people in the room spoke up for their candidate. Here's the results.
5 delegates from my precicnt. ALL for Paul.
I worked my precinct, people, using the votertracker system the campaign got me onto. Do the same when the show comes to your town. And NOTHING persuades like a live human being. Walk your precincts, meet your neighbors. Every American who talks with you is one who cares, regardless of what they think.
When enough who care come out of their trance, we get our country back. Be patient with the others. WE KNOW so of course we support Dr. Paul. THEY DON'T, so they don't. If they did, they would to.
America doesn't belong to the criminal bankers that have enslaved us. IT'S OURS. We do this one person at a time, with love.
Peace out from Nevada.
The following is a video of a RP2012 Rally held for Filipino American Veterans of WWII who were denied the recognition of their services by the DoD & US Fed. Govt. at the Leatherneck Club, Las Vegas, NV, officiated by the Filipino-American Veterans of Nevada and Justice for Filipino American Veterans, a group based out of San Francisco.
Courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/us...
Official RP2012 Campaign Release:
Great Video. Ron Paul discusses in more detail his economic plans, especially how it relates to the specific problems facing Nevada.
The last 10 to 15 minutes is a Q&A session, and was the most lively portion. The questions seemed to come from the media, so hopefully this is followed by some positive coverage in the press. The crowd was wonderful, and very well receptive to his key points and answers in the Q&A.
This is also the press conference that ended with Dr. Paul presenting flowers to Mrs. Paul.
Thank you to RonPaulFilms on youtube. [34min 07sec]