Comments for: Maine GOP will count Washington County results in state caucus tally

Posted Feb. 16, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 16, 2012, at 8:31 p.m.

AUGUSTA | The Maine Republican Party has reversed course and will recommend that delayed caucus results from Washington County be included in its final presidential poll tally. The party also is reconfirming results from local caucuses in the wake of the recent controversy over how its presidential caucuses were …

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  • Anonymous

    Im a registered independant voter. I did vote for LePage and I plan to vote for the Republican Candidate this year. I have made previous comments about this caucus and the problems and misunderstandings it has created. I think that it would make sense for the caucus to be replaced by a primary.  I am suggesting this to for both political parties. Voter participation would increase and these types of troubles would not be repeated. 

  • Anonymous

    They know Ron Paul won and are trying to keep him out

    • Anonymous

      Maines Delegates number only 24 and they are unbound. They can vote for anyone they like at the convention so what would be the benefit of trying any funny business to begin with? Any number of those 24 could vote for Paul at the Convention over Romney.

      • The system is so screwed up why does the vote even matter ? They will elect who ever in power wants them too.

      • Because of the publicity of a “win”. It broke Romney’s losing streak (by cheating lol).

        • Anonymous

          lol funny how the republican knew that Romney needed the win, because he is losing in other states!

      • Anonymous

        I believe we have 27 delegates that go to tampa, I can tell you Ron Paul won our caucus by alot of votes for the number of people that were there.  I can guarantee most will vote for Ron Paul!

        • Anonymous

          indeed…we are in fantastic position!

        • Anonymous

           Same with our caucus in Aroostook county.  Most were Paul supporters.  My husband and I became delegates for Paul.

          • Anonymous

            Our votes did not count here!  We caucus Ron Paul Won and when our head guy for the county called in the results he was told they already had him, dumbfounded since he was the only one allowed to call them in asked if he could confirm the count.  The amounts were incorrect!! Then we got no votes at all!!  Call your maine gop and have Charlie Webster fired!  Call your National GOP and ask why they are burying their heads in the sand!!  I don’t care if you are Democrat or Republican or Independent, Green Party, Libertarian CALL AND GET HIM FIRED!!!

      • Anonymous

        It matters now because, collectively, the nation’s state caucuses create a narrative of voter trends in a particular State/Region.

        That the delgates are ‘unbound’ has never accurately predicted how delegates will cast their vote at the future Convention, nor is that the object of this particular exercise. Never was.

        Obama 2012

    • Anonymous

      They can’t do it the cry is too loud they are scared and so are the Democrats Ron Paul 2012

    • Anonymous

       Kind of makes you wonder about who actually won the other caucus states too.  It’s no secret that the establishment GOP absolutely hate Ron Paul.  They know their meal ticket would stop with him.  They will do anything they can to keep him from winning.

  • No need to caucus.  Charlie knows best and will tell us who he wants.

    • Anonymous

      If any attempt to deny voters thier franchise did happen then people believed guilty should be charged with civil rights violations and put on trial. A primary system would eliminate these types of fiascos from ever happening again.

    • Anonymous

      STAND UP AND FIRE HIM!!!

  • Anonymous

    Would an intelligent person trust a political party that can’t even be trusted to count their own votes not only in this state but in the state of Iowa.

  • Anonymous

    If the end result of this recount is that Ron Paul wins Maine and Charlie Webster resigns, then February might be the best month the Maine Republican Party has had in years!

    • kcjonez

      The statement says they are reconfirming, not recounting…….beware Crazy Charlie’s math.  

      • Anonymous

        Some counties were shown as registering zero votes, which means there needs to be more than a ‘reaffirmation’ of an incorrect tally, n’est ce pas?

        Just ask Maine’s 4th graders!

      •  Another great update from Ben Swann http://bit.ly/wC2ery

        This guy is the best journalist I have ever seen.  A role model for anyone who wants to be in journalism.

    • Washington County Maine Can Effect The National Narrative in the GOP Race
      http://bit.ly/zWsybW

      Maddow “I Don’t Think Mitt Romney Won Maine”
      http://bit.ly/xKdwFZ

      Reality Check w/ Ben Swann – Maine Caucus Fraud?
      http://bit.ly/wHP8dx

    • Anonymous

      More on The Maine Republican Party’s Stolen 2012 GOP Caucuses – And How It Appears They Did It…

      “This is remarkable stuff and perhaps made more remarkable by the fact that this isn’t currently at the top of every news outlet in the nation”

      http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9125

      [snip]

      Despite the reputation The BRAD BLOG has gained in some quarters over the years, I don’t believe we have everoutright declared an election as “stolen”. That has now changed as the Republican Party of Maine has blatantly stolen the 2012 GOP Caucuses in their state for Mitt Romney, as we detailed yesterday. That fact is just the latest data point in a remarkable and rapidly expanding spate of GOP election fraud by very high profile Republicans across the nation, as we also detailed in yesterday’s report. The question now: Can it be “stolen back”?…

      • Anonymous

        Watch out ! 
         Liberals are going to blamed for encouraging the GOP Committee to commit voter fraud because of the voter veto, now. LOL  

        • Anonymous

          lol Republicans are the first to scream voter fraud, they are absolutely no different from the democrats here in Maine.  I have no respect for Charlie Webster!  I am disgusted that this man would commit voter fraud and stomp on my constitutional rights to vote!

  • Guest

    Gee, I wonder how its going to turn out…

    • Anonymous

      That doesn’t surprise me,    I wonder what kind of band aid they are going to attempt to use?

  • Anonymous

    aaaaaaaaaaaabout Time!

    •  C.Y.A. at the GOP?

      • Anonymous

        The GOP is so used to throwing elections that they forgot this one was all about them! Next will come stories about disenfranchisement and voter suppression. Unfortunately for the GOP establishment, they are messing with the wrong people because Dr. Paul’s partisans don’t trust either party, especially their own party “leaders”.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares?

  • StillRelaxin

    Let’s be serious here, does anyone think that Republicans can gather together votes cast in the past and honestly report them to us sometime in the future?  For these folks counting votes as well as voting itself is nothing but a game in which the best cheater becomes the winner. Mitt has more money, Mitt wins. End of story.

  • Anonymous

    The primary process is more a less a test to see who people in that political party believe would be the best candidate to run for president. Primary Winners recieve a certain amount of delegates for each state won. At the time of the convention the person with the most delegates won typically becomes the Presidential Nominee. 

    Whoever wins the Republican Caucus in Maine gets 24 delegates. Not many compared to a state like Texas with 155 delegates. Those Maine delegates are unbound. That means at convention time they can vote for anyone they wish. Even if Romney has the majority of delegates won in primaries that does not mean any single delegate from Maine has to vote for him. They could buck the system and vote for Paul or anyone Gingrich perhaps. Some states do bind thier delegates to who has won the most delegates in the primaries.

     Im having trouble believing that 24 delegates from Maine and who wins them in the primary phase could have such an impact on the nomination process that people would be willing to intentionally tamper with voting.

    • Anonymous

      It takes 1245 delegates ,  over 50%, in order to win the nomination.   Maine is in athe middle of the count for delegates,   (M is the is the 13th letter of the alphabet, the middle)
      Maine will be called for it’s delegate count, and can and has swayed a convention.   

      Don’t take their delegate count lightly,   because every delegate counts to a potential nominee.   There have been numerous times throughout history that no delegate get 50% on the first ballot.

      • Anonymous

        The amount of Republican Delegates depends on the amount of Republicans elected to State Legislatures, Governors, US Senators and House Members through December 2011. This year the Republican Nominee will need to win 1141 delegates (50%) plus one additional vote to be take the nomination.
        The total of delegates that will vote before the Maine Delegates is only 875, still far short from the amount needed to win the nomination. Add the Maine Delegates votes and the candidates are still 267 delegates short from winning the nomination.
        And of those votes some are bound, some are unbound, others are based on how the nominees did in each states congressional district and other states have certain voting thresholds the nominee must meet before those states votes can be awarded to the nominee. Maines delegates are unbound, meaning our delegates can vote for any candidate they choose.
        Only four states ahead of Maine have winner take all delegates. The others either have unbound delegates or proportional delegates.
        I dont want to downplay the role of my state in national politics. I do however stand by my belief that trying to somehow rig the Maine Caucus results would be of little benefit to anyone.

        • Anonymous

          I’m speaking of the national convention, not the state convention. I know how many delegates it takes to nominate a candidate at the state convention…..I’ve been one several times.

          It’s the process that I’m concerned about, if you Republican’s cant get your crap together, and count your votes correctly, then, how does that affect those who have entrusted a method since statehood? What? It’s wrong? we should do it they way you say?……..ahh, no!

  • Anonymous

    The sweet irony of all this is that they probably handled it this way so they wouldn’t look stupid on the national stage.

    • Anonymous

      Too late for that. The sweetest thing about this fiasco is that we Democrats are impartial observers — there’s no way they can twist this one to blame it on “rampant liberalism” or some other bogeyman. As another poster is fond of saying, pass the popcorn.

    • Anonymous

      lol way to late for that.  The National news made us look like a bunch of stupid rednecks that have no clue about politics.  THANKS CHARLIE!!

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Webster had difficulty counting votes once he had to take his shoes off.

  • Anonymous

    Mitt is going to lose!

    As Rick Perry famously stated…

    Oops

    Yessah

  • Anonymous

    A Liberal, a Moderate and a Conservative walk into a bar.

    The Bartender says “Hi Mitt!”

    • LOL!! stealing that one. :D

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t Webster a heating contractor ? I hope he can fix furnaces better than he can fix votes.

  • Anonymous

    Rachel Maddow did a great segment on this and an interview with a Portland reporter last night.

    Where wer you, BDN?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wqo0x97wMo

    Obama 2012

    • Anonymous

      Don’t watch cable news too much, but wow! She summed it up pretty well. 

      • Anonymous

        Ayah!

    • Anonymous

      We were asked to participate, but they couldn’t get a satellite camera feed to Bangor.
      -Eric Russell

      • Anonymous

        Work on that!

    • Doc

      She did a great job but the person that really did a lot of the investigating for this was actually this guy 
      http://www.fox19.com/story/16937227/reality-check-was-there-voter-fraud-in-maine

    • Anonymous

      Right about everything except Ron Paul 2012

  • Anonymous

    Who cares?    they will demonstrate the results the way that they want them.     But,  the tough question is for them……why are they being questioned?    Why were so many voting caucuses excluded,  and why was Charlie Webster and Keven Raye declaring a victory when they knew it was close?    Does this or does this not have anything to do with Romney’s prior defeats? Does it have anything to do with NRP politics and their choice? Despite their efforts, they will never be able to explain away this caucus.    

    I don’t care, because if the;y are that separated,     then it’s not a candidate’s fault,  it’s a state party office’s fault,  and this can be very negative to Romney. What would happen if the winner was Paul?, what would happen if it were nationally changed? What happens to the next primary? Iowa has caucuses, what’s going to happen there? Why aren’t main stream Maine republicans stepping up and validating it’s own party’s prcess? Where is Le Page or Collins, or Snowe? There is no defense, why?

  • Ok so what was the total vote? Like when the did the democrat caucus for Kenduskeag  the vote was held in Glenburn Funny no sign was at the Kenduskeag town office no one informed me where to vote. It was run by a bunch or liberals when i did find out where to vote and showed up they said it was too late Obama won. Voter fraud or  happens on both parties.  

    •  First, it’s the Democrat*ic* caucus for Kenduskeag. The fact that you don’t know that means you were probably at the wrong caucus to begin with.

      Second, who exactly was running against President Obama (you forgot to call him President too)? No voter fraud was required for the President to win the Democratic caucus.

      • My point is the democratic caucus was run by far left liberals . The ones in the in group new where to vote no notice or sign was posted . Now if it was only one vote fine It did not make a difference in the outcome But wonder how many times that takes place a few votes here a few thier Did The majority of people really want Obama . i am talking about the last election . Second does your vote really count Bush may have won florida But more people voted for Gore. Forgive my spelling I change to a registered Independent. Sorry If I did not make that clear witch election I was talking about The one were they picked Obama last time.

  • Anonymous

    i would like to see my vote for buddy roemer count as one vote for buddy roemer rather then one vote for “other” 

  • Anonymous

    so NOW Republicans want to make sure the votes are all counted….

    • Look  at this not one, not two, but three. Three blind mice see how they cry, they all ran after Owebama’s strife did you ever see such a site in your life as three blind mice.

  • Anonymous

    And the outcome will be the same…(I am from Washington County and will be attending)

  • Anonymous

    Like a typical bully who’s all bluster and no bawlz…Herr Vebster backed down when confronted

    • As it should be and the crying is not over wait till November Ron Paul 2012

    • Anonymous

      The golden rule…Charlie will get EXACTLY what he deserves as a bully

      This will not blow over and there is rising dissatisfaction and miscontent with this man.  He needs to be publically bullied and harrassed right back until he is pressured into resigning….what’s good for the goose is good for the fatboy gander 

  • Guest

    Do it all over. The caucuses were not well advertised and the “Paulites” played an inside straight, since many Republicans were unaware of caucuses or procedure (my Town caucus has less than a dozenvotes, in a Town of over 1,200 residents). Throw out all results and do over.

    • You think your crying now? wait till it is all over. Can you say bye bye Owebama

  • Anonymous

    What excuse will the Maine GOP use to shut down the caucus on Saturday in Washington County? 

    No snow in the forecast…maybe too much sun, hurts their eyes….oh, cloudy, well, too dark to hold a caucus then. 

    I am afraid that the Maine GOP only has themselves to blame.  Count the votes this Saturday and save what’s left of a total joke of a party.

    God help you Maine GOP – any chances to defeat Obama in Nov are gone now.  Thanks alot.

    • Anonymous

       If Ron Paul isn’t the GOP nominee, it really won’t matter who is because they will be the same as Obama anyway.  I plan to write in Pauls name no matter what.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they count the “chads”, “hangers”, etc… Maybe Florida will provide instructions on counting…

  • mjcc1987

    It’s nice to see republican party disenfranchising themselves first. The party has selected their nominee and no vote will change that.

    How’s it feel to know your vote and participation was not relevant in the predetermined outcome?

    • Dude you can’t be more wrong and this proves it.

      • mjcc1987

        “…The results of the Washington County caucus will be ****reviewed**** at the March 10 Republican State Committee meeting…”

        After super tuesday. AFTER where your vote won’t count as the decision will have been made.

        Romeny bought and paid for this and again, your vote does not count.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry you feel that way.  We are angry!! But they will do what Iowa did and remove the guy who blantantly frauded the Maine people~

  • Jo Bailey

    As long as Charlie Webster is still in the mix, the results can’t be trusted. He’s the guy that told the Maine college kids they couldn’t vote unless they paid taxes in Maine, even though they live there. 

  • Anonymous

    No matter what happens…..the damage has already been done.

  • Anonymous

    I just hope Charlie resigns before they count any vote or the results will be the same.  Can’t trust him anymore.

    • Anonymous

       I think every republican should be emailing the GOP demanding Charlie’s resignation.  I also think he should be brought up on charges of voter fraud along with everyone else involved with this crime.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Charlie, it’s pretty ironic that your GOP voter suppression tactics were tried by you even within your own party! The bye-bye Sorry Charlie Webster pool starts now. I’ll take April Fools’ Day.

  • “The results of the Washington County caucus will be reviewed at the March 10 Republican State Committee meeting,” Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said in a prepared statement approved by the state party’s executive committee.
    He means, of course, March 10, 2013. At any rate, it will be after Super Tuesday. Are these people so preoccupied with manipulating elections, that they just can’t have a special meeting to get something so important corrected?

  • Anonymous

    Menu change for the GOP convection…gone will be Hard Tact and Trus Grits…replaced by waffling and eating crow!  Hey Charlie, time to come clean and allow all of the votes to count.  Good thing Rachel Maddow brought out the facts and showed what fools the GOP is looking like.

  • This article failed to mention that the Iowa GOP Chairman resigned after declaring the wrong winner as he did not verify the vote grand total for each candidate.  Maybe Maine GOP chairman Charlie Fraudster should be gracious enough to do the same if Paul wins after the recount, else he’d be fired for hastily declaring the wrong winner.

  • Jim McClarin

    Maybe it was just extreme sloppiness due to an inordinate haste in issuing a “winner” announcement but far more troubling is the likelihood it was a deliberate quashing of certain results in order to benefit a favored candidate.  Maine would hardly be unique here.  In the South Carolina primary Ron Paul votes were actually transferred to Mitt Romney, graphically noted in the following report:

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_wWkfsJPShUMWQxMTc2NzgtM2MzYy00ZGJhLWI1MmYtMWU2ZGU1OWZkZjhk 

    This suggests an interest outside the two campaigns criminally tampered with the vote count.  I will be hard to prove without the perpetrators revealed.

    • Anonymous

      This was blantant fraud.  If only one person in Waldo County is allowed to report the results to the Republican Commitee, how was it that they already had the results??  How in the world did the numbers not add up, when our head of the caucus was dumbfounded and wanted the results confirmed!  This was not a clerical error it was FRAUD!  Go become unemployed Charlie, just like most of the USA.  It is very sad you see nothing from the Governor, or our Federal Reps or Congress people!!  You guys are useless and we are getting you out of Office!!! We are so done with Politics as usual!!

  • PROOF, they will do anything keep Paul down.  Only problem is America is now watching, and totally shocked and disgusted at the fraud.  GOP will lose by forcing a candidate through with fraud.

  • Iowa GOP chairman resigned.. Nevada GOP chairman resigned night of the vote…  Both states that had rampid fraud.. do you see a pattern here folks.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul won, but Republican Voter Fraud has given Romney the win. Wonder how much money Romney paid for this so called win.  Washington County has a chance to give Ron Paul victory however, the Washington County Republican Chair is a Romney man, we will be watching.

  • Anonymous

    Call everyone you know… offer to drive them…. show the GOP the people votes matter! Ron Paul 2012

  • A week is a long time for the GOP to plan its next rig-job.

  • Anonymous

    Watch all the latest news appearances and speeches from Ron Paul at Ron Paul Flix http://RonPaulFlix.com

  • Ron Paul & Co know that the real contest has been won.  The issue is to solve for the rank-and-file who at once distrust and also expect the GOP to play fair.  Of course we know Ron wins the count- but look for the GOP to magically find a whole bunch of sanitorium votes somewhere – probably hiding behind those weapons of mass destruction we heard so much about… who knows, maybe the GOP will have the chicago way count all the votes from now on…

    Anybody care to guess how bad this will get when Ron is Nominee and O-bomb-a insists on winning?? I think the money people are scared of delegates taking power as with Iowa.  It will be interesting to read about the subsequent caucuses up through the states – how those votes go- and who makes it to Tampa.  I wonder how many plane crashes of delegate flights, or cops pulling over delegate vehicles tazerings, etc on the way to Florida we can expect.

    If voting made a difference, it would be outlawed.

    Ron Paul 2012 or bust

    • It almost makes you wish for the good old days, when there was vote rigging, but not in plain view (ie Acorn)

  • Anonymous

    What a joke. Eliminate the caucus and institute a one day, statewide primary.

    • Harry H Snyder III

      The lazy-man’s way to run a Republic:

      Listen to all the negative ads. 
      Read the establishment line.
      Pass all the “dirt” you’ve “heard” on to your neighbors.

      Then go vote and tell everyone that you voted for the lesser of two evils.

      Running a free country requires some work. 

      Notice the effects of negative advertising are not as pronounced in Caucus States as they are where primaries are held.  For an instance how many Caucus States went for someone other than super-pac Romney?

      • Anonymous

        Caucuses, especially non-binding ones are a joke. Why would anyone spend one penny in a state where the deleget are not bound by the caucus results?

        “The lazy-man’s way to run a Republic” is when you hold week long caucuses and make the results non-binding.
         
        “The lazy-man’s way to run a Republic” is reflected in the abismal voter turnout at the caususes across the state.

        • Anonymous

          As someone who votes and is registered Republican and participates in caucuses, I can attest to the fact that they are poorly organized and unprofessionally run.  Abysmal is indeed the correct word to describe these events.  It is time to move to a primary.

    • Anonymous

      This is only a joke because they are cheating! And this mess only shows that caucuses is a good thing, because people at grassroot level knows the results and the total can be challanged if the totalt does not match up. That is a good thing. If you only vote it is easier to cheat. But the caucus should be in one day and not a week (or more).

      • Anonymous

        “This is only a joke because they are cheating!”

        No, it is a joke because 1) you don’t hold week long caucuses, 2) you don’t wait until the last minute to hold your caucus, 3) you don’t ask for a “postponement” beyond the last day of the caucus, 4) you don’t caucus after the vote total is know, and 5) you don’t blame a non-existant “snowstorm” for your inability to meet when the Girl Scouts in the same county can.”
        ~~~~~
        “And this mess only shows that caucuses is a good thing, because people at grassroot level knows the results and the total can be challanged if the totalt does not match up.”

        The solution to this mess is to hold a pone day primary. No postponement, no excuses. Oh, and recounts are available to anyone to challange the results but you cannot cast additional votes after a vote total has been announced.
        ~~~~
        ” That is a good thing.”

        No, by allowing votes to be cast after the announced vote totals you are opening the door to fraud.
        ~~~~~
        “If you only vote it is easier to cheat.”

        How is a vote “easier to cheat”?
        ~~~~~
        “But the caucus should be in one day and not a week (or more).”

        Agreed. And in closing, this “caucus” was a Non-Binding Caucus. The results of the caucus IMHO are meaningless and is reflected in the abismal GOP turnoutt across the state.

  • Poor Charlie.  Thought he locked up spot on Mitt’s national campaign by illegally handing over the election to him.  Now Charlie may be out of a job.   Karma, baby.

  • Anonymous

    Webster says he’s had “numerous conversations” with Kevin Raye.

    This is more proof that Raye is DEEP into this fraudulent caucus.

    This caucus was FIXED by the Republican hierarchy with Raye riding shotgun.

    The clear object was to declare Romney the winner even if he wasn’t.

    Now that the whole thing has exploded in their faces, they’re back peddling like mad
    trying to convince people that it was a “clerical error”. 

    Too late for that, boys.  You’ve been exposed.

    What’s surprising is the lack of outrage coming from rank and file Republicans.

    I guess they’re not troubled by election fraud…..

    • Anonymous

       A good investigative reporter needs to go to Washington County.  Someone is always in the proverbial bed with someone.  Look for the song birds – they love to sing.  Snowe’s apprentice knows exactly how to play the game.  If anyone wants the same old same old in DC vote him in. 

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Webster committed FRAUD!  When Waldo County called in results, the Republican party told the person that they already had them.  (dumbfounded) The person could not figure out why they had them since he was the only one supposed to be calling them in.  He then wanted to confirm the numbers, which were absolutely not correct!  This was not a clerical error.  If Iowa can fire their head of the republican party, so can Maine!  HE GOT CAUGHT!!!  I am disgusted after last nights meeting that the republican commitee voted to call the race.  They all need to go!  YOU ALL STOMPED ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS !  To the Maine Republican Party,  I don’t care if Charlie Webster’s term ends at the convention!  You need to remove him immediately.  He committed voter fraud, Belfast was the worst unorganized caucus I have seen.  Most towns didn’t even have registered voter lists, so anyone could have voted!  THIS PROCESS WAS DISGUSTING! YOU ARE THE FIRST TO BE SCREAMING VOTER FRAUD WHEN IT IS A DEMOCRAT, WELL IT JUST PROVED YOU ARE THE SAME AS THEM!!  You have given Maine a bad name, and embarrassed us all!

    • Anonymous

      You’re absolutely correct.

      Where is the Republican outrage?

      If it was a democratic caucus, all the Republicans would be screaming
      their heads off, siting this as proof that all democrats are crooks.

      Now that it’s clear that it is they who are the crooks,
      they’re all silent, desperately trying to deflect the truth.

      “It was all a clerical error!!!”

      I’ve always said that to be a Republican you have to be a hypocrite.

      This is proof.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t agree with you.  I see both parties as the hyprocrits!  I am disgusted with the whole system but until us complaining people do something nothing will be done!  I never saw anything on the news about my vote not being counted!  I was told yesterday by a neighbor when he went to the town hall to see who had won the caucus in our town.  The town was blowing him off and would not give him an answer  and told to come to the meeting in Belfast!  The Republican are angry we want CHarlie Webster out immediately! That is why we are screaming to get rid of the Politics as usual!! Our EYES are open and we will continue to fight for ourselves!! Whether the Democrats are with us or not.  IF you like the direction our country is in GOD BLESS YOU!
        If not then join the fight, don’t sit back and blow it off!!

        • Anonymous

          You are one of the few Republicans (at least on these boards)
          that has stepped up to criticize their own party.

          But where are your fellow Republicans?
          They’re not in evidence here.

          And why are they not as angry as you?
          I’m not seeing that anger on this board.

          If this was a Democratic caucus,
          there would be hundreds of posts on this board from Republicans 
          asserting their outrage that here in America,  
          a political party could corrupt the  election process the way this one has been corrupted.

          No matter what your party affiliation, we should all
          demand better from the people who run our elections.

          And we should scream about it when they abuse the trust
          of the American people.

          To the contrary of what you say,
          I believe you and I are in agreement on this…..

          I believe we are on the same side of this issue.

          Just my opinion.

          • Anonymous

            Actually they are as angry as I am. At least the people that were at the meeting last night in Belfast.  The problem that I have is why is not only our State GOP doing anything but our National GOP doing anything!  I have written both GOPS and even wrote the Governor!  We are sick of the bologna no matter what side is doing it!  I am litterally voting all the incumbents out and hopefully most will follow!

          • Guest

            Actually they are as angry as I am. At least the people that were at the meeting last night in Belfast.
            ************************************
            …there was a meeting last night in Belfast????? I wish I was informed about it…..

          • Guest

            You are one of the few Republicans (at least on these boards)that has stepped up to criticize their own party.But where are your fellow Republicans?They’re not in evidence here.And why are they not as angry as you?I’m not seeing that anger on this board.
            **************************************************
            ..because their boy Romney “won”….and they are beLIEving Waldo Co’s GOP head when he says that most of Waldo Co wasn’t counted due to a “clerical error”.  yeah—clerical error my aa$s!

        • Anonymous

           I  agree with you totally.  I too was outraged and disgusted.  I’m totally going to leave the Republican party and become an independent!  The only reason I didn’t do this sooner this year was because I wanted to caucus for Ron Paul.  No that that is done……So long Republican party!

      • Anonymous

        I’m outraged and I’m gonna tell it to Charlie’s fat face at the convention in May…if fat boy shows, he better be ready for a good ear chewing!!

  • So when are the Washington Co. GOP caucuses exactly? Where? Can I come? I promise to be respectful. But I can’t promise to keep a straight face. :D

  • I wonder if Romney will like the height of the trees in Maine after Washington County votes and missing votes from other towns are accounted for?

  • Anonymous

    They should all vote for Paul just to tick off the party officials who manipulated the caucus to get Romney the nomination.

  • Jaret Glenn

    It seems Webster, a Romney supporter, got the results he wanted by disenfranchising a large number of voters and then cancelling the rest of the vote prematurely.  This was blatant election fraud.  He should be in prison and yet he’s still calling the shots.  Why was it a rule that the vote results could not be read aloud at the caucus precinct locations?  This was done so that the votes could be manipulated more easily.  The whole thing is an outrage and Romney’s involvement in this fiasco should be thoroughly investigated as well.

  • btfire

    Thank you, Maine, for tallying everyone’s vote and not excluding certain precincts.  Whether this ends up as a Paul or Romney win it matters not since you will have actually counted them all.

  • Anonymous

    Fraud stinks!
    Doctor Ron Paul teaches that all people are endowed by the Creator with un-a-lien-able rights which shall not be abridged by government.

    This is the reason he is feared. And the reason for the fraud by the GOP.

  • When a man tells me he doesn’t need to count the votes to know the result, I believe him. Webster has said repeatedly that although the votes are being recounted, he knows Romney won. I don’t know how much more clear he can make it. 

    • Anonymous

      Great, Anthony.  Hey, I know who is going to win the general election.  Do you trust me to just tell you or would you like to see the results?

  • It’s good to see that the Washington and Hancock county votes will go to the total vote count, by why after the Super tuesday?

    We want the votes COUNTED NOW and want the MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO RECOGNIZE  that Ron Paul was THE WINNER of the MAINE CAUCUSES, and give him fair share of AIR TIME Covergae on FOX, CNN, CNBC, NBC, etc etc. that Mitt Romney got when they determined him the winner when only 84% of the precints were reporting.

    The mainstream media needs to wait till most of the votes from each county are in BEFORE discounting any candidate, and especially if COUNTIES WERE NOT COUNTED  as were washington and Hancock counties.

    The American people look forward to seeing Ron Paul’s good news tonight POSTED all along the mainstream media’s – Declaring Ron Paul the ACTUAL and REAL  winner of the Maine Caucuses!

      “REMEMBER THE MAINE!!” —

    THIS KIND OF GIVES NEW ADDAGE TO  A SLOGAN OF LONG AGO  — AND TO RON PAUL’S  PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND TO THE AMERICAN PATRIOT MOVEMENT!!

  • It’s good to see that the Washington and Hancock county votes will go to the total vote count, by why after the Super tuesday?

    We want the votes COUNTED NOW and want the MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO
    RECOGNIZE  that Ron Paul was THE WINNER of the MAINE CAUCUSES, and give
    him fair share of AIR TIME Covergae on FOX, CNN, CNBC, NBC, etc etc.
    that Mitt Romney got when they determined him the winner when only 84%
    of the precints were reporting.

    The mainstream media needs to wait till most of the votes from each
    county are in BEFORE discounting any candidate, and especially if
    COUNTIES WERE NOT COUNTED  as were washington and Hancock counties.

    The American people look forward to seeing Ron Paul’s good news tonight
    POSTED all along the mainstream media’s – Declaring Ron Paul the ACTUAL
    and REAL  winner of the Maine Caucuses!

      “REMEMBER THE MAINE!!” —

    THIS KIND OF GIVES NEW ADDAGE TO  A SLOGAN OF LONG AGO  — AND TO RON
    PAUL’S  PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND TO THE AMERICAN PATRIOT MOVEMENT!!

  •                                                        PLEASE STOP REMOVING MY COMMENT!

    It’s good to see that the Washington and Hancock county votes will go to the total vote count, by why after the Super tuesday?
    We want the votes COUNTED NOW and want the MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO RECOGNIZE  that Ron Paul was THE WINNER of the MAINE CAUCUSES, and give him fair share of AIR TIME Covergae on FOX, CNN, CNBC, NBC, etc etc. that Mitt Romney got when they determined him the winner when only 84% of the precints were reporting.
    The mainstream media needs to wait till most of the votes from each county are in BEFORE discounting any candidate, and especially if COUNTIES WERE NOT COUNTED  as were washington and Hancock counties.
    The American people look forward to seeing Ron Paul’s good news tonight POSTED all along the mainstream media’s – Declaring Ron Paul the ACTUAL and REAL  winner of the Maine Caucuses!
    “REMEMBER THE MAINE!!” —
    THIS KIND OF GIVES NEW ADDAGE TO  A SLOGAN OF LONG AGO  — AND TO RON PAUL’S  PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND TO THE AMERICAN PATRIOT MOVEMENT!!

  • It’s good to see that the Washington and Hancock county votes will go to the total vote count, by why after the Super tuesday?
    We want the votes COUNTED NOW and want the MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO RECOGNIZE  that Ron Paul was THE WINNER of the MAINE CAUCUSES, and give him fair share of AIR TIME Covergae on FOX, CNN, CNBC, NBC, etc etc. that Mitt Romney got when they determined him the winner when only 84% of the precints were reporting.
    The mainstream media needs to wait till most of the votes from each county are in BEFORE discounting any candidate, and especially if COUNTIES WERE NOT COUNTED  as were washington and Hancock counties.
    The American people look forward to seeing Ron Paul’s good news tonight POSTED all along the mainstream media’s – Declaring Ron Paul the ACTUAL and REAL  winner of the Maine Caucuses!
    “REMEMBER THE MAINE!!” —
    THIS KIND OF GIVES NEW ADDAGE TO  A SLOGAN OF LONG AGO  — AND TO RON PAUL’S  PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND TO THE AMERICAN PATRIOT MOVEMENT!!

  • It’s good to see that the Washington and Hancock county votes will go to the total vote count, by why after the Super tuesday?
    We want the votes COUNTED NOW and want the MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO RECOGNIZE  that Ron Paul was THE WINNER of the MAINE CAUCUSES, and give him fair share of AIR TIME Covergae on FOX, CNN, CNBC, NBC, etc etc. that Mitt Romney got when they determined him the winner when only 84% of the precints were reporting.
    The mainstream media needs to wait till most of the votes from each county are in BEFORE discounting any candidate, and especially if COUNTIES WERE NOT COUNTED  as were washington and Hancock counties.
    The American people look forward to seeing Ron Paul’s good news tonight POSTED all along the mainstream media’s – Declaring Ron Paul the ACTUAL and REAL  winner of the Maine Caucuses!
    “REMEMBER THE MAINE!!” —
    THIS KIND OF GIVES NEW ADDAGE TO  A SLOGAN OF LONG AGO  — AND TO RON PAUL’S  PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND TO THE AMERICAN PATRIOT MOVEMENT!!

  • Remember the Maine!!!!

  • Remember the Maine!

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