Monday, February 11, 2008

Washington State Shennanigans Update

Let's review. Huckabee was up in the (non-binding) vote count all night. McCain and Ron Paul were right behind him. Then McCain jumps to a 242 vote lead and the state GOP chairman shuts the counting down with only 87% of the vote counted and declares John McCain the winner. Huckabee demands they finish the count. The state chair tells him they will Monday.......

"Late Update: It seems that Washington State GOP chair Luke Esser spent most of the day avoiding calls from the Huckabee campaign. And when he finally got back to them he told a lawyer for Huckabee's campaign that they'd probably count the rest of the votes some time next week. When the lawyer, Lauren Huckabee, the candidate's daughter-in-law, requested that a Huckabee lawyer be present when the remaining votes were counted, Esser hung up on her. Before the hang up, Huckabee also asked Esser about the DIY statistical analysis he did to conclude that he should call the race (Esser's expertise in statistics apparently stems from previous work as a state prosecutor and a sports writer). Was there an analysis of what precincts the remaining votes came from? According to Huck campaign manager Ed Rollins, Esser admitted that he didn't [know] which precincts the remaining votes came from.

-TPM's Josh Marshall

h/t Bradblog

Of course the real winner is the one who got the most delegates elected for the state convention, not who won this non-binding preference poll, and all indications are that the real winner was neither McCain or Huckabee but rather Ron Paul. Look for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other presstitutes to shove knitting needles deep into their own eye sockets before they admit something like that though. You have to read about it places like this.


Anonymous Rick said...


I just don't see this going to the convention. As bad as I hate it McCain will have it wrapped up by early March with Huck throwing in the towl and Paul staying in Texas to fight for his congressional seat.
On the Dem side its looking like a dogfight and a possible brokered convention. This could get interesting to watch!

7:20 PM, February 12, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Paul just bought $700,000 of radio ads alone for the state of Texas- the whole state of Texas, not just his district.

It looks like the RNC got all the liberal states to have a Winner-Take-All format and most of the conservative states to have proportional representation. This greatly magnifies the power of the liberal wing of the party. McCain got 100% of the delegates yesterday on 50% of the vote. He has been getting in the 30's.

People SHOULD keep fighting and reject his illegitimate nomination. Two-thirds of the folks that voted so far voted against him. Half the GOP voters can't STAND him and what he stands for. The Washington State business is just the latest evidence that the globalists have captured that party.

6:48 AM, February 13, 2008  

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