"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Citing Corruption, Dodge quits Maine GOP

The Republican Party either has inept state chairs that are incapable of counting votes or they are downright crooked.  Unfortunately we are leaning towards crooked in the caucuses as they try to get Romney the nomination.  We have too many State Chairs who are not honest brokers but are in the Romney camp and will do anything to get him the win.

The problem is that it starts at the top of the RNC with the current Chair from Wisconsin Priebus who has been more interested in the WI Recall then in doing his job except for his bonehead ideas about debates being moderated by liberal media members and having so many of them front loaded to make Romney look good.

Thought Maine was crooked.  Looks like that is the case out of the Maine GOP Chair Webster who couldn't get a correct vote count, announced Romney as the winner, and forgot to mention that Washington County was not voting until the next Saturday due to snow and another county that he wouldn't count held their caucus the weekend before.  IOTW, Webster only wanted to count votes where Romney was strong not Ron Paul strongholds.  You couldn't be more obvious if you tried.

Maine followed the lead of Iowa and Nevada where caucus numbers were suspect.  Iowa even lost ballot boxes and finally after time went by, the Iowa GOP Chair declared Santorum the winner when that night even when they couldn't find the ballot boxes he said Romney was the winner.

If the Republican Party is to survive this crooked primary, then we have to clean house from the head of the RNC down to State Committee members in states where they are voting problems.  This includes NH where the dead voted and FL where seniors in the high rises are registered in two states and vote in two states.  Voter fraud had to STOP.  How do you clean up voter fraud in your state when the Chair is crooked?
Dodge quits Maine GOP, cites corruptionBy DAVID CATANESE |
2/22/12 12:25 PM EST 
Andrew Ian Dodge, a Tea Party primary challenger to Sen. Olympia Snowe, quit the Maine Republican Party citing the recent presidential "caucus fiasco" as the straw that broke the camel's back. 
The liberal blog Dirigo Blue has Dodge explaining his reasons:
"I have no faith that the Maine Republicans can run a fair primary. The fact that Charlie Webster is still chair shows a complete disconnect between what Republican activists want and what the Party leadership does. I can no longer be part of a party that is either inept or corrupt.  
The Tea Party was meant to get more people engaged in politics, not drive them away."
Maine GOP chairman Charlie Webster admitted that the state party made numerous clerical errors in counting the state’s caucus results — even omitting some votes because emails reporting tallies “went to spam” in an email account. Mitt Romney was declared the winner even before all the results had been tallied. 
Dodge said he will continue his campaign as an independent. Snowe still faces a nominal primary challenge from former town selectman Scott D'Amboise.

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