Rachel Maddow: Blank Votes Demonstrate Election Fraud In Maine Caucus

Via the Chicago Tribune:

Mitt Romney has already had a caucus victory in Iowa undone. Could his win in Maine be next?

On Saturday, the Maine Republican Party released the results of a presidential preference straw poll that had been conducted over several weeks at municipal caucuses. The party declared Romney the winner by 194 votes over Ron Paul.

The result was immediately called into question by supporters of the Texas congressman, and for good reason — not all the votes were counted. The tally was made public even though most towns in Washington County had yet to caucus — their meetings were postponed because of snow — and will instead be held this weekend.

Furthermore, the results published by the Maine GOP had no votes recorded from another 200 cities and towns. Some of the smaller locales were not scheduled to hold caucuses, though many others did.

Pressure has been building on the state GOP leadership to recount the votes. Chairman Charles Webster had told the Portland Press Herald on Wednesday that he did not want to do so until the state committee met next month.

That stance may be changing. Politico reported Thursday that Maine Republican Party leaders have contacted local party officials to ask them to “reconfirm” the vote totals. A spokesman for the party could not be reached Thursday, but a statement on the caucuses will be released Friday.

Though it criticized how the state party conducted the vote, Paul’s campaign has said it would not seek a recount on its own. Spokesman Jesse Benton told USA Today the campaign wasn’t interested in having the party review the “meaningless, partial” vote…

Read more at the Chicago Tribune

37 Comments on "Rachel Maddow: Blank Votes Demonstrate Election Fraud In Maine Caucus"

  1. Apathesis | Feb 18, 2012 at 10:17 am |

    That Charles Webster guy is a fucking idiot.  He was on Howie Carr’s show on WRKO 680 this week and he was saying how there were so few people in the 18 towns that their votes basically didn’t matter.  I paraphrased of course.

    • Apathesis | Feb 18, 2012 at 10:28 am |

       Sorry, not 18 towns. Confused that number with the rescheduled date due to snow fears.  98 precincts were not counted by Feb 11, which is 16% of the vote.  177 towns not counted by Feb 14.

  2. There is only one candidate that will end the wars and militarism put forth by the Neocons and that is Ron Paul. He is the only one that has a realistic economic plan and a big part of it will mean the dissolution of the Federal Reserve. For those reasons he must be stopped. 

    • Butter Knife | Feb 18, 2012 at 11:42 am |

       I’m sorry… did you you just suggest that a “realistic plan” includes dissolving the Federal reserve as the first step? I just want to be sure on the terminology here, because it sounds an awful lot like you may be totally guano insane.

      Let me put it this way: Newt Gingrich stands a better chance of actually getting his moon colony built and operational under budget and ahead of schedule than *anyone* has of dissolving the Federal Reserve, let alone that person being Ron “A3P” Paul.

      • It is a process Butter Knife. Nothing is immediate. His plans are to fully audit the Federal Reserve and through steps, weaken and hopefully eliminate it in time. It’s not as you are saying.

      • Marklar_Prime | Feb 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm |

        You might as well just say “I approve my slavery”.

      • TruthersSoSmart | Feb 19, 2012 at 8:40 am |

        Do you have ANY idea what the Federal Reserve represents?  It basically creates two classes of people: those who reward themselves with all the money they need, and the rest of us.  Getting rid of the heart of corruption would be the best possible move America could do.

    • There is only one candidate who attracts hilarious fuckwits like you, and that is Ronnie “The Racist” Paul.

  3. Apathesis | Feb 18, 2012 at 10:35 am |

    Also, there were 17 towns in Waldo County who had submitted their votes on time and they weren’t included in the final preference tally!  Too many numbers to remember, I got confused! But this shit reeks of election rigging.

    • Camron Wiltshire | Feb 18, 2012 at 11:11 am |

      Curious when Dr. Paul will call these obvious frauds out.  Happy he is winning the delegate battle but I have heard that potential delegates are being warned they must vote for the candidate that the GOP chooses regardless if they are a dominant majority or not or face jail time.  I need to study the entire delegate issue much more as I really don’t understand the strategy yet.  Thanks for posting.

  4. GoodDoktorBad | Feb 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm |

    What a goddamn joke. The republican party can’t even treat its own party members with respect.
    Last time I checked Ron Paul was a republican, right?
    So, If the repuglican party is cabal of sychophants and liars, what does that say for Ron Paul who wears their banner?
    Just because we like the things that Ol’ Ron has to say, doesn’t mean he can accomplish any of those things. Who’s to say that he’s not full of shit in the first place, like our “change” president.
    Repuglicans, Demoncrats and all the rest…go fuck yourselves………

    • Camron Wiltshire | Feb 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm |

      Composition Fallacy.  The fallacy of Composition is committed when a conclusion is drawn about a whole based on the features of its constituents when, in fact, no justification provided for the inference. There are actually two types of this fallacy, both of which are known by the same name (because of the high degree of similarity).
      The first type of fallacy of Composition arises when a person reasons from the characteristics of individual members of a class or group to a conclusion regarding the characteristics of the entire class or group (taken as a whole). More formally, the “reasoning” would look something like this.
      Individual F things have characteristics A, B, C, etc.Therefore, the (whole) class of F things has characteristics A, B, C, etc.

      • GoodDoktorBad | Feb 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm |

        Congrats! What a fantastic display of pedantic drivel…..
        Fantastically irrelevent in its factual relevency. Did my diatribe earn a D minus proffesor?
        I am diminished in your shadow Cameron.

      • Liquidself | Feb 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm |

         Is there a fallacy that involves pointing out logical fallacies while failing to the address the actual point?

  5. I’m starting to think maybe we should just support Ron Paul even if he is an old racist coot, although I shudder to be lumped in with his imbecile followers.

  6. Thank you for posting this article. Dr Paul is target by the majority of the media which controls the information most Americans are paying attention to for ridicul and attack. If any other candidate was so hated and feared by the media elite, they’d look like serial killers with all the skeoetons in their closet.

    Paul stands for limited government and votes the way he says he’s going to. The establishment knows he can’t be bought which is why they are trying to undermine him as much as possible. Really its the VP that you’ll want to watch if Paul wins because he be assassinated while being wworn in, probably before that.

    Please give our country a chance and vote for him. I voted Obama because given the choice of Palin and the insane McCain its was the better choice but look at what a disaster its been. Its fair to say Bush ceatd a lot of the problems that exist today, but Obama was more secret wars, prosecuted more people for treason than all other presidents combined, and totally sold a false bill of goods. He had no record to refer to when he was running to know who he’d really be but it was still a better choice than the alternative.


    • Liquidself | Feb 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm |

       Pardon me, but Mr. Paul votes only when he shows up.  4 letters:  NDAA.  no former libertarian in his right mind would let that go;  he d bust his butt to show up for that vote.  So Mr. Paul has shown that he is only all talk.

      • NDAA also known as the SENATE bill 1867, that was passed by the SENATE not the Congress.
        What do you expect the CONGRESSMAN Ron Paul to do about that exactly?

        Rand Paul who is a Senator was one of the 7 that opposed the bill however. 

  7. Sjsmilford | Feb 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm |

    what is the matter with the republican party?  Voter fraud is rampant in this party!  Republicans are totally out of control.  They are SCARY!!  Their platform is SCARY!!  If women stay with the republican party, they are going back to the days where the men want to keep women barefoot and pregnant!!!!! The republican party will probably even come up with a reason for women no longer to be given the right to vote!!!!!!!  Certainly that 5 panel of men the other day was one of the beginning steps.  No woman was included in that panel.   These republicans are bullies.  I hope our children are not watching the republican primary.   

  8. Marklar_Prime | Feb 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm |

    Nobody likes a caucus blocker.

  9. So… America… It’s probably about time you did something to rein your government in huh? Theres a very good reason why the world laughs when the marketing slogan “America, land of the free, home of the brave” is used.

  10. You know what I love about this story?

    Look at all these neckbeards straining themselves trying to use big words they just learned. Take “Camron Wiltshire” for instance. Look at him shitting his pants while he tries to argue with the cat man.

    • Lmnop_nis | Feb 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm |

      Yeah? Yet the only counter argument you can produce is some third grader drivel like, “I’ll citation your face.” Dumbass troll is a dumbass. #nuffsaid.

      • I love that I’m the stupid one here. Look at Ron Paul, how obviously insane he is. Look at yourself, who blindly follows such an obvious racist.

        Now look at me.

        Now look at Ron Paul.

        Now look at me.

        Don’t you wish your man smelled like me? Instead of some easily trolled retard on the internet (Lmnop_nis) who probably finds shitting his pants intellectually exhausting, I make fun of idiots like you.

        Next time you decide to speak to me, try asking mommy about some big words that might scare me!

    • Camron Wiltshire | Feb 20, 2012 at 9:08 am |

      I guess you are referring to “GoodDoktorBad” up above,  who never addressed my questions.  I guess that equates with “shitting my pants” in your world… Nice to know so many intelligent folks are drawn into these conversations…  

  11. BeigeAsshole | Feb 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm |

    Your country is corrupt.

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