An update on the Maine Republican caucus which the Ron Paul campaign is challenging the results of. It turns out the problem is more widespread than simply one county not having their votes counted because their vote was delayed.
Pressure is on the Maine Republican Party to reconsider its weekend declaration that Mitt Romney won the state’s caucuses,” the Bangor Daily News reports.
“A number of communities were not included in that poll because they had not held their caucuses in time. Washington County Republicans postponed their caucuses, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, because of a pending snowstorm and will now meet this Saturday. Other communities across the state also have caucuses scheduled for this weekend and later this month.”
“However, a review of the town-by-town results released Saturday by the Maine GOP suggests that some communities that had caucused prior to Feb. 11 were not counted.”
To recap — caucuses in some locations were delayed by bad weather and their votes will not be counted, some communities in other parts of the state aren’t voting until later this month and their votes probably won’t be counted, and some locations that actually voted early weren’t counted either.
Even if all locations end up being counted, it’s possible Ron Paul will remain in second place, but this is still a laughable situation worthy of lampooning. And it makes me wonder if the GOP has done such a comprehensive job of driving all people of significant intelligence from the party they can no longer run a caucus without pictorial instructions.
I’m still waiting for the voter ID law that will magically fix all of this.