Ron Paul wins LA GOP delegate majority

By Randy Rose

First by trickery then by brutal force, the Progressive members of the LA GOP tried to stifle the Ron Paul Delegates trying to keep them from taking a majority to Tampa. “The Ron Paul campaign condemns the unfortunate activities that took place at the Louisiana Republican State Convention in Shreveport.” “LAGOP officials ignored the vast majority of duly elected delegates and attempted to use illegally adopted rules to deny Ron Paul supporters an opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa.”

Louisiana has 46 delegates. Five were pledged to Mitt Romney based on the March 23rd primary results, and Rick Santorum received 10, meaning most delegates were contestable at the state convention. “Delegates to the state convention were chosen at caucus meetings on April 28th. Ron Paul slates won four of six congressional district contests. Of the approximately 180 delegates attending the state convention, 113 voted to remove the LAGOP chairman when he failed to respond to requests for information and other motions from delegates. Nearly two-thirds of the delegates began physically moving their chairs, literally turning their back on the GOP chair appointed by the party hierarchy.”

These statements from the Ron Paul Campaign continue. “In another instance, State Central Committeeman and Ron Paul supporter Henry Herford Jr. of Franklin Parrish was attacked by some security officials who didn’t realize that the body had voted out the previous chairman. Mr. Herford has a prosthetic hip, and according to a doctor at the scene, it appears as though the prosthetic was dislocated and may require replacement. The injury occurred as he was beginning to call to order the newly re-formed convention. In yet another instance, Ron Paul supporter Alex Helwig, Chairman of the Rules Committee who made the motion to remove the chair, was arrested by Shreveport police and released. During his brief detainment, some of his fingers were broken and when he returned to the event he was walking with aid of a cane.”

This is what Ron Paul was talking about when he said he was not spending money on campaigning when it is better spent on gaining delegates to the Tampa Convention in hopes of a second vote to nominate Ron Paul.

19 Responses to "Ron Paul wins LA GOP delegate majority"

  1. janet balmer   June 6, 2012 at 3:10 am

    in louisiana the ron paul people who were sent to hospitals or arrested should have their stories on front page news and romney investigate this thugery himself..

  2. Richard Kearns   June 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I thought of sittng out the 2012 elections but decided to go and vote against every Republican currently in office to show them what we think of their dirty tricks. and than I thought I’d just vote against all politicians but than I ralize they count the votes.

  3. Alex   June 5, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Sieg heil Dr. Paul, and may shame happen upon the untermenschen and juden who wish ill upon him!

    Paul ’12: Keep up the fight against the shadow government that seeks to poison our water supply with fluoride!

    • the_big_kowalski   June 5, 2012 at 4:28 am

      I am starting to suspect you play for the other team. Please stop.

  4. RonPaulKicksAss   June 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Mitt Romney supports the Project for the New American Century and the Foreign Policy Initiative, the think-tank which promotes: diplomatic, economic, and military engagement IN THE WORLD. Iraq was ALL lies, so is Iran. The media has a war to sell you, are you buying it? Romney even named his foreign policy plan An American Century.
    Here is a video of Romney and PNAC:
    Vote for Ron Paul! End the wars!

  5. DevonJames   June 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    If you don’t support Ron Paul right now, you will want to by the end of 2013. The world is about to see a financial collapse like no other. Goldman Sachs wont be able to help you, but a solid, intelligent Patriot like Dr.Ron Paul will.

    The time is now!

  6. Patriot1   June 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Mitt Romney has supporters here in Minnesota. I know, I’ve met all three of them! Go Ron Paul!

  7. kaygee   June 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Ron Paul is more than a candidate. He is the source of the true debate issues that other candidates are avoiding … and I don’t mean only in the American election!

  8. Bob in Boston   June 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    How amazing is this situation?!? The GOP establishment and media team up to try to keep Ron Paul off the airwaves and ram Mitt Romney down our throats, but a smart, motivated group of freedom fighters uses the establishment’s own rules to win the day! There is no way Ron Paul could have won the primaries with the free media Romney was getting, not to mention the election fraud that’s been proven in state after state. But it’s much harder for the Rom-bots to cheat in a caucus setting because it’s all on video and the votes are counted in the open!

    I think the question real journalists should be asking is this – with Romney supposedly having all of this support, why is it that he’s already lost 12 states to Ron Paul due to not being able to get enough supporters to the caucuses? And why is it that Ron Paul gets fully 10x as many supporters to rallys as Romney can scrape together? It makes me question why the primary elections seemed so supportive of Romney when he obviously doesn’t have nearly as much support as they are saying!

  9. Alex   June 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Sieg Paul!

    • the_big_kowalski   June 5, 2012 at 4:26 am

      Alex, while your enthusiasm for Ron Paul is admirable, I am willing to bet that any references to Nazis or Hitler are not welcome by most Paul supporters. And it certainly doesn’t serve our purpose. Plase stop.

  10. Rose Mary Abbott   June 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    It is truly a shame that the Republican Party has turned into such a fraudulent mess. Ron Paul had to give up on the popular vote in the primaries because of massive cheating for Romney. It’s like they’re trying to force Romney down our throats against our will. Here’s a link that shows how the votes are being changed.
    So Ron Paul has to go for delegates. It’s really surprising to see just how low Romney and the RNC will go.

    • AnotherBird   June 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Massive cheating? Just one excuse for those who refuse to accept that their preferred candidate is not that popular. It will be funny all the way to Obama’s second inaugural address if Ron Paul’s supporters are able to pull this stunt off.

      • shanepotter   June 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        If Romney gets the nomination you will guarantee an Obama Landslide victory. Romney has ZERO chance of beating Obama. Ron Paul is the best man for the job. If Ron Paul wins the nomination in Tampa and comes up short in the National Election you have nobody to blame but the RNC and the MSM for their constant smear campaign against a great man. Ron Paul knows whats best to improve the country for the citizens. Paul serves the people and always has and if in office will continue to do so. The days of Warmongering are over soon.

        • AnotherBird   June 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

          To put it simply Ron Paul can’t defeat Obama without the support of the GOP base. This is something that he has failed to do. The primaries and caucuses aren’t about getting delegates, but finding out how much of the membership is behind your campaign. Even with Santorum and Gingrich dropping out of the race the general GOP base hasn’t gotten excited about the possibility of a Ron Paul presidency. So, without that base Ron Paul can’t defeat Obama.

      • Michael   June 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        I wish it was an excuse, but it really does seem that the process has been corrupted time and again this time around. In Iowa, Maine, Nevada and numerous other state caucuses and conventions there has been quite a bit of seemingly fraudulent behavior (precincts with 0 votes reported, caucuses called off in certain areas at the last minute, rules changed or ignored and more).

        That combined with the bias and irresponsible reporting (or lack thereof) of the media makes me think that I may sit out the 2012 general election (first time I would do that since I voted).

        And note, I’m not a die-hard Ron Paul supporter. I have come to agree with him on many issues and listen to what he has to say, but I didn’t start out that way (and I also listen to what others have to say and weigh up their opinions).

        • AnotherBird   June 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

          The harsh reality is that it is excuses. There isn’t this worldwide conspiracy in the media.

    • Michael   June 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      What do you plan to do with that information – besides link to it in comments?

    • Michael   June 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      What do you plan to do with that information – besides link to it in comments? Is it possible to bring legal challenges based on it?

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