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Old 03-15-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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How do you explain all the Democrats crossing over and voting for Santorum in the primaries in Michigan and Ohio?
What proof is there that Democrats are voting for Santorum? And in what numbers?

If Republicans only want Republicans to vote in their primaries, then they need to change to a closed primary system in every state. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with Democrats voting in a Republican primary. They have a right to vote for whomever they wish.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Who actually won Miss? I thought there was some question that maybe Romney got more Miss delegates. Last I saw was a 13 - 13 tie.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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What proof is there that Democrats are voting for Santorum? And in what numbers?

If Republicans only want Republicans to vote in their primaries, then they need to change to a closed primary system in every state. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with Democrats voting in a Republican primary. They have a right to vote for whomever they wish.
There was substantial proof of this in the Michigan primary but I'm not sure how that has translated to other states, I kind of doubt it was a big issue in MS or AL.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Who actually won Miss? I thought there was some question that maybe Romney got more Miss delegates. Last I saw was a 13 - 13 tie.
Santorum received one more delegate from the primary but one of the three unbound delegates has committed to Romney, so for now it is 13-13.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Santorum is doing well down-state, but the Chicago/northern portions of the state will likely go for Romney. I haven't seen many signs for Dr. Paul.
I have seen alot of Ron Paul signs in North Carolina and Tennessee. Even in 2008, less McSame signs, many in NE Tenn were for Paul, at the beginning.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What proof is there that Democrats are voting for Santorum? And in what numbers?

If Republicans only want Republicans to vote in their primaries, then they need to change to a closed primary system in every state. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with Democrats voting in a Republican primary. They have a right to vote for whomever they wish.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Electio...m-win-Michigan

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...gan-robo-call/

Look at who the Democrats voted for...

Primaries - Exit/Entrance Polls - Election Center 2012 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com

Primaries - Exit/Entrance Polls - Election Center 2012 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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What proof is there that Democrats are voting for Santorum? And in what numbers?

If Republicans only want Republicans to vote in their primaries, then they need to change to a closed primary system in every state. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with Democrats voting in a Republican primary. They have a right to vote for whomever they wish.


It's a pretty good indicator when they interview people in line and they say they are there to vote for Santorum to protect Obama...lol.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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Obama got 11% of the white vote in MS & AL in 2008. Those two along with LA were his worst three states with the white vote by far getting about 1/4 of the white vote in those three states compared to what he did nationally.


Well, of course it is going to be much lower considering the dynamics of the area, but there are whites that are Obama supporters. MS has the largest black population of any state also. You can figure that if 4-6% of voters were black democrats, they didn't come to vote for Mitt Romney.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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I thought Newt said he "had to win Mississippi and Tennessee in order to be a viable candidate". Now all of a sudden it's half time and he needs to regroup. This man is a sore loser and will be the downfall of the GOP come November.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Well, of course it is going to be much lower considering the dynamics of the area, but there are whites that are Obama supporters. MS has the largest black population of any state also. You can figure that if 4-6% of voters were black democrats, they didn't come to vote for Mitt Romney.
Interesting considering 2% of voters in the Primary in both states were black....
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