Could Ron Paul have been the true victor in Maine? That is the contention of the Ron Paul campaign who claims the outcome was altered by one county postponing their caucus due to bad weather.
Mitt Romney’s squeaker victory in Maine’s GOP presidential caucuses is being challenged by Ron Paul, who has fixed the spotlight on a remote rural county and is asking this pressing question: Was it a heavy snowstorm or just a light dusting that fell Saturday night in the easternmost reaches of the state?
Anticipating inclement weather, GOP officials in Maine’s Washington County postponed their Saturday caucus for a week. But state party officials said those belated votes won’t be allowed to change the outcome they announced Saturday night—that former Massachusetts Gov. Romney had won a statewide straw poll by 194 votes …
Given that only 194 total votes separated Romney and Paul, it’s possible Paul could have won if Washington County didn’t delay their caucus. Regardless, party officials are telling Ron Paul “too bad.”
The Republican party seems to have a really hard time properly holding caucuses. I’m sure it’s nothing a good voter
suppression ID law couldn’t fix though, right?