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Rockntractor
02-01-2012, 09:40 PM
by Carl Cameron | February 01, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida's primary might not be over just yet.

The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the Florida Republican presidential primary based on the Republican National Committee's own rules which state that no contest can be winner-take-all prior to April 1, 2012. (See RNC memo.)

It was assumed that Mitt Romney, who won Tuesday's contest, would gain all 50 of the state's delegates. But the Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida's allocation and demand the delegates be divvied up proportionally. (See Gingrich memo.)

Fox News has learned exclusively that on Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official will begin the process of trying to have the RNC rules enforced so that the Sunshine State delegates are distributed based on the percentage of the vote each candidate got.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the rule, "...'winner-take-all' states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012."

Tuesday night's Romney victory in the Sunshine State awarded the former Massachusetts governor all 50 Florida delegates (the state was already docked half its delegates for moving the election up on the calendar). Romney won the primary with 46 percent to Gingrich's 32 percent. Rick Santorum finished third with 13 percent and Ron Paul with 7 percent.


Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/02/01/florida-primary-might-not-be-done-deal#ixzz1lBUtbbS7

MountainMan
02-01-2012, 10:11 PM
And Newt continues to look like an ass.

Al Gore, is that you?

Rockntractor
02-01-2012, 10:15 PM
And Newt continues to look like an ass.

Al Gore, is that you?
Hey, who needs rules! This is the Mitt we're talking about here!

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the rule, "...'winner-take-all' states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012."

Hawkgirl
02-01-2012, 11:09 PM
Well I'll be damned....fettpett got his wish!:eek::rotfl:

Apocalypse
02-01-2012, 11:25 PM
And Newt continues to look like an ass.

Al Gore, is that you?
Good one...

This will not save Newt. Only prolong the ordeal.

fettpett
02-02-2012, 09:23 AM
And Newt continues to look like an ass.

Al Gore, is that you?

:rolleyes::rolleyes: Look like an ass for following the rules the GOP setup? wtf man...Romney and Newt are both douches' that doesn't mean that either of them or the State of FL bypass the rules they agreed too. It's FL own fault for moving their primary to begin with.

DumbAss Tanker
02-02-2012, 11:20 AM
:rolleyes::rolleyes: Look like an ass for following the rules the GOP setup? wtf man...Romney and Newt are both douches' that doesn't mean that either of them or the State of FL bypass the rules they agreed too. It's FL own fault for moving their primary to begin with.

Bingo, especially the "Both douches" part.

If them's the rules, them's the rules. Newt may be a douche, but there's no sane reason for him to roll over to the other big douche and waive the rules, either.

Rockntractor
02-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Bingo, especially the "Both douches" part.

If them's the rules, them's the rules. Newt may be a douche, but there's no sane reason for him to roll over to the other big douche and waive the rules, either.

We fight by the rules to get our best man nominated before the convention and after that we back who is chosen, why is this so hard for some to understand?