Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Luis Cavalcanti1
Is the Romney Campaign Coordinating Election Fraud at State Conventions?
The other day at the Nevada and Maine campaigns which both happened from May 5 through May 6, there was a bit of political jockeying as might be expected. But there was also some alleged fraud that was going on right in the middle of the convention.
To be honest, a bit of back and forth about the rules, using those rules as a lever to get your way, however surprising your way might be, is pretty awesome. Whoever you are, whether you like Ron Paul or not, the genius of this out-of-the-box strategy is hard not to appreciate. But fraud, in my opinion, seems like a big big problem; fraud in any form.
Now here’s the thing, the Paul campaign has certainly fostered the conditions that are necessary to get hundreds and thousands of their supporters out to these conventions. The feat is impressive because they have, in almost every case where it has been possible, outshown Romney’s most ardent supporters and stolen Romney’s delegates by using the Party’s screwed up rules. Now, if Paul had stolen Romney’s delegates in only one state, we might all look at it and think that it was a fluke, a blip in the primary system. But it’s happened now in at least 5 states, and in as many as 9 states possibly. Any onlooker would admit that 9 states probably indicates that this is somehow coordinated… and they would be right.
So what does this have to do with what happened in Nevada and Maine? Well, nothing directly other than it is this strategy that is really stoking the ire of the RNC and the Romney campaign. Also, it’s pretty clear that anomalies are generally isolated, but when many anomalies are clustered, it is a pretty good indication that something fishy is going on. So I am going to ask you to be very honest and consider this:
First, you must realize that Nevada and Maine’s conventions happened concomitantly. They were going on at the same time. The two states are almost as far from each other as they possibly could be. Finally, in both conventions Romney supporters showed up with nearly perfect replicas of the Ron Paul delegate list and distributed them en masse to convention goers.
Do you think it’s likely that two rogue Romney supporters showed up at two different conventions happening at exactly the same time and attempted to commit exactly the same sort of election fraud at exactly the same point in the convention… or, do you think someone coordinated it? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
I have sent a request to the Romney campaign to comment on the two conterfeit ballots. If they respond, I will let you know. It wasn’t necessarily the Romney campaign that coordinated this effort, but it is fairly obvious that the tactic was most certainly a coordinated one.
Nevada’s fake delegate ballot
Maine’s fake delegate ballot
These videos were found at the Daily Paul. I couldn’t go without mentioning it, since the site is one of the only places one can go to find good information about what’s actually happening in the Paul campaign. They do great work.