1,500 people denied right to vote in Washington

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  1. Paulie
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    POLITICS: Local GOP apologizes for turning 1,500 away from caucuses in Kennewick - Breaking News | Tri-City Herald : Mid-Columbia news

    They pooled an entire county of caucus voters into ONE LOCATION and then disenfranchised them over a matter of not enough space.

    Anyone who knows me knows I'm a Paul supporter, but this is beyond Ron Paul. These candidates have been spending their time and money campaigning in these states for over a year, and the GOP doesn't even care that they're disenfranchising voters in several states and literally taking away their right to vote for one of these candidates. How do you pool an entire county into one location and then turn voters away because there's not enough space? Benton is one of the bigger counties in Washington.

    What the fuck is happening to this country?
     
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    That's almost HALF of the voters in the county, and it was a strong county for Ron Paul in 2008.

    Why am I not surprised??
     
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    How is that legal? To say go home, no more ballots?
     
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    The GOP loves itself some disenfranchisement.
     
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    I don't know. I don't understand how you can run an election based on assumptions of how many people you expect. The only assumption to be made is that EVERYONE will vote.
     
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    yea, you're right, they just should have saved them the gas and flattened their tires in the driveway.
     
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    I remember you saying a while back when they were talking about counting ballots at secret locations "why are they even having these primaries?".

    I'm wondering the same thing. Just announce Romney as the nominee and stop wasting everyone's time and money.
     
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    I'm not sure but where does it say were guaranteed the right to participate in a "caucus"?
     
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    There's something odd about supporters of the candidate with the least votes in the primaries, whose entire strategy for victory rests on surreptitiously loading the ranks of uncommitted delegates with his followers/fellow ideologues or gaining enough leverage to demand the nomination in a smoke-filled back room at a brokered convention, asking "why are they even having these primaries?"
     
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    It was a caucus. No room is the only possible excuse. I would be curious who chose the location.
     

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