Paul campaign challenges Romney's Maine win

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    Mitt Romney's squeaker victory in Maine's GOP presidential caucuses is being challenged by Ron Paul, who has fixed the spotlight on a remote rural county and is asking this pressing question: Was it a heavy snowstorm or just a light dusting that fell Saturday night in the easternmost reaches of the state?

    Anticipating inclement weather, GOP officials in Maine's Washington County postponed their Saturday caucus for a week. But state party officials said those belated votes won't be allowed to change the outcome they announced Saturday night—that former Massachusetts Gov. Romney had won a statewide straw poll by 194 votes over Rep. Paul, a Texas libertarian.

    Washington County Republicans have rescheduled the caucus for next Saturday in East Machias, which could become a mecca for aggrieved Ron Paul supporters who believe the county could provide him the margin of victory.

    The county's Republican chairman, Chris Gardner, has petitioned the state GOP to factor in their votes. The state party committee will consider the request at its next meeting March 10, said Michael Quantrano, executive director of the Maine GOP.

    In the meantime, Mr. Paul's supporters from around the country are flooding the Maine GOP office with complaints and accusations that Mr. Paul's defeat was rigged. "Does anyone have pics of the 'snowstorm' in Washington County," queried one skeptic on a Facebook page for Maine Paul supporters.

    Paul Campaign Challenges Romney's Maine Win - WSJ.com
     
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    This is typical Romney win-at-any-cost bullshit.

    And we are supposed to trust this guy with the power to arrest citizens without warrant, hold them in seclusion indefinately without being charged with a crime and perhaps even have them killed?

    That is the law now that the POTUS can do these things by simply designating someone a terrorist.

    Romney cant even tell the Truth about the color of shit, no way I trust him with that kind of power.
     
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    The Republicans even cheat in their own primaries!
     
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    So Romney is now representative of everyone in the GOP?

    Dude, get some help, soon, before you hurt yourself, OK?

    I am concerned for your health and safety, so please go see a shrink before it's too late.
     
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    It's unbelievable to me that this isn't a national story.

    Romney is stealing these primaries, and there is no word about it in the MSM.
     
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    The relationship between certain journalists and certain political parties is symbiotic.

    Hence no journalist with a career that can be ruined by inside contacts shutting down is going to bring any attention to this shit.
     
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    They completely ignore Ron Paul, but Romney's cheating should be a story for them.

    I think they are just lazy.
     
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    Nope, not lazy.... Bought and paid for!!
     
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    Well, it's not clear that the caucus could have actually changed who had more votes: Maine GOP disputes claims of caucus snow-job for Romney | Sun Journal

    That being said, this seems like pretty poorly coordinated behavior. Delaying a vote and then finding out that the vote won't count because of it is not a good way of choosing the next POTUS.
     
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    From your article:

    Seems it was the party leadership that canceled the county caucus then used the cancelation as an excuse to disallow their votes nd the article implies that this likely would have reversed the outcome.

    Again, standard Romney scorched Earth politics.

    This guy is ten times worse than Tricky Dick Nixon.
     

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