After thinking he bought himself a comeback win in Maine, Mitt Romney faces another possibility that he actually lost Maine as well. A Secret recount is in effect by the GOP, but they won’t release the results until 3 weeks from now… WTF?
Jason McClure of Reuters writes……..
Maine’s Republican Party will recount votes in the state’s Republican caucus following complaints that totals from some towns were not included in state results showing a 194-vote victory for Mitt Romney over Ron Paul.
In addition, Republicans in Maine’s sparsely populated Washington County will hold their caucus on Saturday after an earlier attempt was postponed by a snowstorm.
“We have worked diligently to contact town chairmen throughout Maine to reconfirm the results of their individual caucuses,” Charlie Webster, chairman of the state party, said in a statement.
Webster had been criticized for announcing Romney as the statewide winner on Saturday before votes from all the caucuses had been counted. Fewer than 6,000 people voted in the poll, which is a so-called “beauty contest” that does not bind national delegates to back a particular candidate at the Republican National Convention in August.
A reversal of the initial findings would be a setback for Romney, a former governor of nearby Massachusetts who has been struggling to keep a grip on his front-runner status for the nomination to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 general election.
It would be the second reversal of a state’s results in the Republican race. Romney was declared the initial winner in Iowa, which kicked off the nominating race, but the final count two weeks later revealed former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum actually had claimed a narrow victory.
Jennifer Granholm is fired up about a Mitt Romney op-ed in the Detroit News that echoes his 2008 article titled, “Let Detroit go bankrupt.”
“Romney wrote so many wrong things, it’s hard to even know where to begin,” Granholm says. She credits President Obama’s intervention in the auto industry for saving hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Certified vote totals show Rick Santorum won GOP Iowa caucuses with 34 more votes than Mitt Romney! But hey who cares.. Mitt already got the momentum from the win…. and the question of the day is… Was THIS really a mistake or just plain old cheating dirty tricks….? And if Iowa can’t count…, Why do they matter in this process?
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Rick Santorum finished the Iowa Republican caucuses 34 votes ahead of Mitt Romney, but results from several precincts are missing and the full actual results may never be known, according to a final certified tally released Thursday by the Iowa GOP.
The new numbers show 29,839 votes for Santorum and 29,805 votes for Romney, according to the party.
The initial returns from Iowa gave Romney a razor-thin 8-vote margin of victory over Santorum, reinforcing the former Massachusetts governor‘s frontrunner status and giving him a major momentum boost heading into the New Hampshire primaries. Romney went on to win New Hampshire easily, allegedly making him the first non-incumbent Republican in modern history to win the first two contests of the cycle.
Now history is being rewritten, casting a shadow over the first-in-the-nation caucuses and potentially shaking up the GOP race two days before the critical South Carolina primary.
Live TV is never an easy thing especially when the pranksters have it in them to get you…. This is probably the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time.
The true hazards of running live broadcasts including viewer participation were on full display this week, with multiple calls into C-SPAN leading to awkward questions about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s penis.
All of the calls came during episodes of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” a long-running program that prides itself on encouraging viewers from across the political spectrum to call in and voice their opinions.
In the first segment, a man calls in to ask Judd Gregg, a Mitt Romney surrogate and former New Hampshire governor and senator, about how big of a lead Romney will need to secure the nomination. He then throws a curveball, asking Gregg about the size of Romney’s penis. C-SPAN quickly cuts the caller off, and apologizes to Gregg.
On Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, Mitt Romney released his first campaign ad, which quotes President Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But those weren’t Obama’s words; he was quoting a strategist for Sen. John McCain in 2008.
In response, the Romney campaign has defended this blatantly dishonest campaign tactic as “not out of bounds.” Thus, ThinkProgress has created this completely in-bounds “advertisement” quoting Romney, in his own words.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney released his first campaign ad, which quotes President Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But those weren’t Obama’s words; he was quoting a strategist for Sen. John McCain in 2008.
In response, the Romney campaign has defended this blatantly dishonest campaign tactic as “not out of bounds.” Thus, ThinkProgress has created this completely in-bounds “advertisement” quoting Romney, in his own words:
*Accurate, according to the Romney standard of accuracy.