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Forum Post: Ron Paul Voter Finds Election Changing ‘Typo’ in Caucus Results vs. Republican Party Total

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 6, 2012, 12:40 p.m. EST by fucorporatemedia (451)
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All Iowa Caucus goers can now double check their results to make sure they were recorded properly https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?dsrcid=2475248

Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.

“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa,” True said. “Not Mitt Romney.”

True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party’s website, True’s precinct cast 22 votes for Romney.

“This is huge,” True said. “It essentially changes who won.”

True, a supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), was one of three people tallying the ballots in Appanoose County. He told the Daily Iowegian that the county officials’ numbers matched his own and that “it’s the state’s numbers that don’t match.”

In a statement late Thursday night, Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said that the state Republican Party had been in contact with county officials and that the party “(does) not have any reason to believe the final, certified results of Appanoose County will change the outcome of Tuesday’s vote.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/four-days-before-new-hampshire-primary-iowa-tally-not-over-yet/2012/01/05/gIQAAUONeP_blog.html

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[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 2 years ago

It really doesn't matter. The Iowa Caucuses are a joke. All they do is select representatives to go to a district level who then selects representatives to go to the state level where the actual "winner" of the primary is determined.

Iowa's process allows their representatives to change their vote at any level, so nobody has actually "won" anything except for what should be viewed as nothing but a pretty informal poll at this point. The poll gets blown out of proportion by the media because they love the story value, but it doesn't actually mean much of anything.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

This sets the stage for stealing the rest. The media creates reality now, and New Hampshire has been riddled with election fraud in the past, 80% diebold.

I'm not 'for' Ron Paul but I am for fair elections and I believe having Ron Paul in the public eye speaking about Iran is the only way for us to expose how the American people really feel about the Politicians and corporate media sold wars.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26731) 2 years ago

Why Mr. P?

Why no demands for the voice of a REAL 3rd party candidate like Jill Stein?

One with a platform that in no way resembles, (R) or (D)?

Why is always , Mr. P, Mr. P Mr. P?

Is it because he's a (R)epelican?

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 2 years ago

I'm sure when Ron Paul inevitably loses the nomination, his supporters will scream it's the result of a conspiracy. None of the Paul supports seem aware that they are a fringe group supporting a man with fringe views.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26731) 2 years ago

The (R)eplicans are fighting amongst themselves.

So what's the problem?

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

The Republican leaders are stealing the election.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26731) 2 years ago

You're getting ahead of yourself.

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (20544) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

“(does) not have any reason to believe the final, certified results of Appanoose County will change the outcome of Tuesday’s vote.”

  • that may be, but it certainly undermines public confidence in the electoral process and repeliKan credibility when it comes to counting the vote, and upholding the will of the people

I posted this on another thread related to this topic

If this pans out, I think members of the Occupy Movement need to stand up, and agitate for accurate results. Demand an investigation. Protest outside the very homes of those involved until there are credible answers.

What is important is to stand up, and stand on this issue, and make it abundantly clear

  • we will not tolerate more ballot irregularities

get out the torches

get out the pitch forks

march in the streets day and night

if this goes unaddressed it is certain the general election will be filled with it.`

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

But it DID change the results.

They did not post precinct totals for two days, now they say they cannot respond to these petty complaints.

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (20544) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

If that is what is going on there, then people have absolutely got to stand up and scream.

Day and night.

day in and day out.

day after day after day.

I don't care what it takes.

this cannot stand.

  • We have absolutely got to make it clear that we will not tolerate any more ballot irregularities