Missouri GOP Cheats Ron Paul

I’m a native of Missouri and went to college at Washington University in St. Louis, where I was involved in the College Republicans. For a time, I was secretary of the Missouri Federation of College Republicans, too. So I know how things work in the Missouri GOP, and I know that there are some utterly corrupt people in it. I wasn’t surprised when Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, decided he wouldn’t be running for re-election. He’s a rotten egg.

Needless to say, the establishment in the Missouri Republican Party doesn’t like the idea of Ron Paul Republicans coming in and getting elected as delegates to the state convention. Ron Paul supporters won fair and square in the Show Me state’s recent caucuses, but the crooks infesting the party don’t want to accept the result, and they’re trying to disqualify the Ron Paul delegates. Here’s the Paul campaign’s press release on what’s going on:

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Ron Paul campaign has been receiving reports that Missouri GOP rules have been violated in the set-up and execution of several county Republican caucuses. Ron Paul supporters in Missouri have been attending their county caucuses and electing Ron Paul delegates to be seated at the Missouri Republican State Convention. However, there are concerns that many Ron Paul delegates to the Missouri Republican State Convention were disenfranchised and not properly seated.

On Thursday, March 20, campaign field director Debbie Hopper visited the Missouri state GOP headquarters to request a copy of the records needed to obtain the information to file challenges. She was told in front of witnesses that she could not view the report. To obtain the needed information, Ms. Hopper then used the contact information of county chairs listed on the state GOP website. On Saturday, March 22, the webpage containing their contact information had been removed.

The Paul campaign believes that a handful of GOP officials are playing machine politics and breaking their own rules to disenfranchise Paul supporters.

“The Republican party is in trouble and needs more participants in 2008, not less,” said campaign manger Lew Moore. “It makes no sense for Missouri party leaders to exclude and marginalize the new activists they badly need to work at every level this fall.”

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters have been highly successful in several Missouri counties. In St. Charles County (suburb of St. Louis), Paul supporters filled 241 of the 274 country Republican delegate slots. In Jackson County (Kansas City), Paul supporters filled 162 of 187 delegate slots. And in Greene County (Springfield), Paul supporters filled 72 of 112 delegate slots.

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11 thoughts on “Missouri GOP Cheats Ron Paul

  1. Brent Burk March 25, 2008 / 11:26 pm

    Wow. And yet no one cares, I bet no media source will cover it. “Who cares, he lost anyways!” People don’t understand the concept of planks, it seems.

  2. William Stegmeier March 26, 2008 / 7:18 am

    Ron Paul Suggested it!
    We’re doing it!
    “FREEDOM RALLY”

    Dear Ron Paul Meetup Organizers and Members:

    My name is Bill Stegmeier.

    I’m a Ron Paul Meetup organizer from South Dakota.
    http://republican.meetup.com/534/

    I’m contacting every Ron Paul Meetup organizer about the
    following:

    You may have heard of this upcoming event, but if not, I would
    like to bring to your attention the Washington D.C. “Freedom
    Rally”, featuring among other speakers, our very own Ron Paul!

    It’s billed as the April 15th “Mass Rally in DC to Take Back
    America.”

    While not being exclusively about Ron Paul, it is most
    certainly about the “Ron Paul Revolution” which we all credit
    Dr. Paul for having “lit the fuse.”

    I won’t go into much more detail about the April 15th Freedom
    Rally, except to encourage you to do the following:

    1. Check out the websites listed below to get a handle on
    what’s planned.
    2. Google the distinguished speakers that will share the stage
    with Ron Paul.
    3. And then, once you are totally excited about this event,
    plan a Ron Paul Meetup in D.C. for April 15th!

    If your Meetup group is large enough, you may want to contact
    your local charter bus company for the trip to D.C. No one has
    to spend the night. Bus in, do the Rally, and bus right back
    home. That’s what I will be doing in my motorhome with at least
    ten other patriots from the Midwest! (And hopefully a charter
    bus if needed)

    For those of you in Mountain or Pacific time, forget about a
    bus. Charter an airliner!

    You all be there now, ya hear!

    Yours in Ron Paul,

    Bill Stegmeier
    http://republican.meetup/534/

    Check out the following “Freedom Rally” websites:

    http://www.grannywarriors.com/rally.htm
    http://www.hauling.ronpaulroadshow.org/
    http://www.freedomrally.info
    http://www.taxday08.com
    http://www.freedomrally.info/RallyBasiceagleguestlist.pdf
    (Great Freedom Rally Flier)

    P.S. For a Word doc. of this message, go to:
    http://republican.meetup.com/534/
    Click on “Files”, then click on “Freedom Rally”

  3. deralaand March 26, 2008 / 11:46 am

    If Ron Paul has lost…why don’t they cancel the GOP convention? There is no real need with only one candidate…right?

    Everyone knows that the media controls the election process anyway…so why even bother with having a popular vote?

  4. Matthew March 26, 2008 / 5:23 pm

    I thought Cooper was in prison…

  5. Freida September 11, 2008 / 9:33 pm

    It’s amusing that Ron Paul endorses no one now that another is running for the liber.tarian leader. Ron is totally inflexible and thus will never suceed in bringing together a coalition of interested constitutionalists. The young people that were enthused by some of his good ideas were overlooking his bad baggage which is the fringe loon part of the Lib Party.

  6. 3cth3lion October 10, 2008 / 2:12 pm

    My goodness but it’s quiet in here. Oh, it’s only been a month, maybe I should give it a little more time…

  7. Nathan October 17, 2008 / 12:08 am

    I’m sorry But I was at the Jackson county caucus where this happened Missouri it a take all state which meant who ever got the most vote won all the delegates at the caucuses mentioned Ron Paul people hijacked the meeting by bringing their own people in and violated the several precedent’s and state rules as well as Roberts rules of Order. Ron Paul only got 26,464 votes here in Missouri 4.5% of the total cast in this republican primary.

  8. The Future December 18, 2008 / 2:02 am

    You hit the nail on the head buddy!Ron Paul just makes too much sense to ever be a major player in todays republican party. Unless you search for his search for him on youtube or happen to get lucky watching CSPAN2, you might never hear him actually speak. That’s who I supported this past election.

  9. Steve Lee January 14, 2009 / 1:20 am

    Ron Paul has a lot of fervent supporters, even after he dropped out of the presidential campaign.

    The “Libertarians” have a lot of brainpower and come up with different of political ideas, but they don’t get many votes at election time, Click Underlined Link:
    Think Libertarian

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