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Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 12:38 PM
Area Republicans elect delegates
Change in the selection process designed to increase state’s impact

By ERIK M. ANDERSON/ JOURNAL STAFF WRITER


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Ron Paul supporters, from left, Robert Benson, Ann-Marie Jenmelle, Brent Ricketts, William Ricketts, Elizabeth Ricketts, Jerry Franklin and Daryl Perry wave to motorists along Washington Street and Samuel Street in Charles Town on Saturday morning. (Journal photo by Ron Agnir)

CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County Republicans voted Saturday at the Charles Town Library for 17 of the 32 delegates who will represent county party-members on Feb. 5 at the state Republican convention.

In Charleston, delegates from each county of the state will select two-thirds of the delegates to represent West Virginia at the Republican National Convention in September when the Republican candidate for president will be selected. The remaining one-third of delegates to the RNC will be selected May 13 during the West Virginia primary election.

According to Jean Jacobs, a member of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee, the state’s delegates are not normally selected until the primary elections in May. But this year, state officials decided to hasten the process in an attempt to gain national attention.

“We’re trying to make (West Virginia’s) role significant. In May, it’s not going to be,” Jacobs said.

. . .


Presidential hopeful Ron Paul was the apparent beneficiary of Saturday’s election. Seventeen of the 30 candidates for Jefferson County delegates have already committed to giving their first round of votes in Charleston to delegates who have committed to support Paul at the RNC. No other presidential candidate has more than three of the possible county delegates committed to him or her.

“A lot of people have gone to the courthouse to change their registration so they can be delegates for Ron Paul,” said Anne Dungan, the chairwoman of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.

Dungan is also guaranteed her seat as a county delegate and uncommitted, but says that the issues that matter most to her are illegal immigration, smaller government, lower taxes and foreign policy
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Our thanks go to ronpaulforums.com member BiPolarBear and everyone else up in the Eastern Panhandle who have worked so hard for Ron. You guys are great!

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 12:39 PM
In other news, the WV GOP Chairman told me yesterday that the campaign contacted him about renting the space above WV GOP headquarters to be the Ron Paul 2008 campaign HQ in WV, and he said yes!

BeFranklin
01-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Great news :)

exer51
01-13-2008, 12:45 PM
AMERICA... FUCK YEA!

Sorry that just came to mind :) This is great news. We should find a diggable version of that and pump it straight up to the front page!!!

BLS
01-13-2008, 12:47 PM
VERY good news. We needed that today.

Wyurm
01-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Simply amazing. This really makes me happy to see.

GeneralFreeman
01-13-2008, 12:49 PM
yeah, this story needs to be heard

AgentPaul001
01-13-2008, 12:51 PM
Great job guys, its been a lot of hardwork, but the results are showing themselves now :)

dirka
01-13-2008, 12:52 PM
What does this mean exactly??

Does he now have 17 delegates? Or are they like county delegates who will vote for State delegates later?

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 12:52 PM
VERY good news. We needed that today.

Yeah, we need to start focusing on the positive around here. :)

JonathanR
01-13-2008, 12:54 PM
Delegates are where elections are won and lost, this is great news!

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 12:54 PM
What does this mean exactly??

Does he now have 17 delegates? Or are they like county delegates who will vote for State delegates later?

Well, the online voting still needs to be factored in. The deadline for that is Monday.

But what this means is that potentially 17 of Jefferson County's delegates could be committed to voting for Ron at the state convention. Many of the other delegates, such as the county chairwoman quoted in the article, remain uncommitted, meaning they can possibly be brought around to Ron if we reach out effectively enough.

RevolutionSD
01-13-2008, 12:54 PM
So we can win WV?????

FSP-Rebel
01-13-2008, 12:55 PM
Leave it up to WV to make our day... From one Patriot to many others--Thx

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 12:59 PM
So we can win WV?????

We're workin' on it. ;)

Dlynne
01-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Yeah! Thank you and a big kiss to all West Virginia people who made this happen. You rock!!!

Vizacar
01-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Awesome news! Way to go. All your hard work is paying off.

MJfromCT
01-13-2008, 01:12 PM
I am so proud of the state where I went to college. Way to go Mountaineers!!!

szczebrzeszyn
01-13-2008, 01:14 PM
great news, spirit!

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Montani Semper Liberi -- Mountaineers Are Always Free

ShowMeLiberty
01-13-2008, 01:26 PM
Now THIS is more like it! Let's have a lot more threads like this to keep us all motivated! WV rocks!!

hasan
01-13-2008, 01:28 PM
amazing amazing

tsetsefly
01-13-2008, 01:31 PM
hahahaha, excellent!

TexMac
01-13-2008, 01:32 PM
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Our thanks go to ronpaulforums.com member BiPolarBear and everyone else up in the Eastern Panhandle who have worked so hard for Ron. You guys are great!Wow!! Way to go WV RP Revolution!

tsetsefly
01-13-2008, 01:33 PM
this needs to make news...

Jeremy
01-13-2008, 01:34 PM
cool!

Soccrmastr
01-13-2008, 01:35 PM
In other news, the WV GOP Chairman told me yesterday that the campaign contacted him about renting the space above WV GOP headquarters to be the Ron Paul 2008 campaign HQ in WV, and he said yes!

nice! Keeping good terms with established GOP is a very good thing.

Swmorgan77
01-13-2008, 06:33 PM
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Our thanks go to ronpaulforums.com member BiPolarBear and everyone else up in the Eastern Panhandle who have worked so hard for Ron. You guys are great!

This is AWESOME!!! We need this in every State people!!

This could win the nomination for Ron Paul EVEN IF HE LOSES THE PRIMARY VOTES!!!

Swmorgan77
01-13-2008, 06:37 PM
What does this mean exactly??

Does he now have 17 delegates? Or are they like county delegates who will vote for State delegates later?

It means that 17 of those delegates are friendly to Ron Paul and if the convention goes brokered they will vote for him.

If we had this in every state, and the convention goes brokered (meaning no single candidate wins 51% of the delegates in the primary voting) then RON PAUL WINS THE NOMINATION.

Spirit of '76
01-13-2008, 06:53 PM
It means that 17 of those delegates are friendly to Ron Paul and if the convention goes brokered they will vote for him.

If we had this in every state, and the convention goes brokered (meaning no single candidate wins 51% of the delegates in the primary voting) then RON PAUL WINS THE NOMINATION.

Actually, these are delegates to the state convention on Super Tuesday. The candidate who wins the state convention will appoint 18 of WV's 30 delegates to the national convention.

Devil_rules_in_extremes
01-13-2008, 07:01 PM
In other news, the WV GOP Chairman told me yesterday that the campaign contacted him about renting the space above WV GOP headquarters to be the Ron Paul 2008 campaign HQ in WV, and he said yes!

West Virginia is Ron Paul country!!! You West Virginians have worked so hard for the RP Campaign, and you all should be truly commended! Thanks for your handwork!

jenninlouisiana
01-13-2008, 07:04 PM
Great Job!

BiPolarBear
01-13-2008, 07:07 PM
I am posting the same comment again as I did for the digg (http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Ron_Paul_Grabs_17_Out_of_the_First_30_Delegates_in _WV) article and DailyPaul.com (http://www.dailypaul.com/node/25429) as well:

That is actually me in the picture there...the article (and description above) isn't exactly accurate. This was just the Jefferson County Convention in WV. Jefferson County gets 17 delegates to the state convention on Feb 5th. 32 people filed to be delegates and of those 32, 17 were declared for Ron Paul. The county convention plus the online voting will determine which 17 out of the 32 will go to the state convention. We still need to make up some ground with the online votes, but we had a good showing yesterday. The second highest candidate with declared delegates was Fred Thompson with 3. Many people voted for everyone BUT the Ron Paul delegates even though we were the majority.

We need to be cautiously optimistic here... :)

ReallyNow
01-13-2008, 07:11 PM
Great Job WV!

Swmorgan77
01-13-2008, 07:12 PM
Actually, these are delegates to the state convention on Super Tuesday. The candidate who wins the state convention will appoint 18 of WV's 30 delegates to the national convention.

Oh ok cool. Good work, WV.

RevolutionSD
01-13-2008, 07:23 PM
Is it too early to talk about moving the Free State Project to WV? :D

Paul4Prez
01-13-2008, 07:24 PM
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul was the apparent beneficiary of Saturdayís election. Seventeen of the 30 candidates for Jefferson County delegates have already committed to giving their first round of votes in Charleston to delegates who have committed to support Paul at the RNC. No other presidential candidate has more than three of the possible county delegates committed to him or her.

If only every county in America were named Jefferson County. We seem to do well there.

Indy Vidual
01-13-2008, 07:29 PM
Is it too early to talk about moving the Free State Project to WV? :D

Glad to see good news today. :)

jumpyg1258
01-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Cool beans, I grew up in Martinsburg, WV not far from there which is where the Journal newspaper is based out of.

Devil_rules_in_extremes
01-13-2008, 07:42 PM
Blimp!!!!!

scbissler
01-13-2008, 07:51 PM
How are we doing in other counties? Any news? Great for Jefferson County!! But won't we need delegates from the other (how many are there?) counties in WV?

emeriste
01-13-2008, 08:09 PM
Wonderful :) Maybe West Virginia is the real free state :)

Check this out -- http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=88390

-- www.WeLoveFreedom.com

Badger Paul
01-13-2008, 09:22 PM
Oustanding work guys! West Virginia's Ron Paul supporters are great example of the can-do spirit in spit of the long odds against them.

pinkmandy
01-13-2008, 09:29 PM
Nice job, WV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Proud to be your neighbor!!!!

jumpyg1258
01-15-2008, 02:24 PM
When I read the other day that entry from the Journal showing Ron Paul has a lot of support in your area, I decided to check out the numbers myself from WV official site since it seemed like their numbers didnít add up. (first said there were 30 delegates in Jefferson and then later said 32) http://wvgopconvention.com/content/img/f42045/Delegate_Registrations_01_08.pdf

The article claimed that no other candidate had more than 3 delegates in Jefferson county but when I took a look I found that Fred Thompson actually had 5. So here's the real numbers from the Eastern Panhandle so far...

Morgan County
---------------
Uncommited - 6
Fred Thompson - 3
Ron Paul - 2
Mitt Romney - 2
John McCain - 2
Mike Huckabee - 0
Rudy Giuliani - 0
Duncan Hunter - 0


Berkeley County
---------------
Uncommited - 19
Fred Thompson - 18
Ron Paul - 14
Mitt Romney - 9
Mike Huckabee - 2
Rudy Giuliani - 1
Duncan Hunter - 0
John McCain - 0


Jefferson County
----------------
Ron Paul - 17
Uncommited - 15
Fred Thompson - 5
Rudy Giuliani - 3
Mitt Romney - 3
Mike Huckabee - 1
Duncan Hunter - 1
John McCain - 0


Eastern Panhandle Totals
------------------------
Uncommited - 40
Ron Paul - 33
Fred Thompson - 26
Mitt Romney - 14
Rudy Giuliani - 4
Mike Huckabee - 3
John McCain - 2
Duncan Hunter - 1

Basilieus
01-15-2008, 02:27 PM
Amazing, Amazing!

jumpyg1258
01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
What I love about my findings is that big ZERO for McCain in both of the heavily populated counties of that region.

Mopsus
01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Tip of the hat, WV. You good folks keep up the effort.:)

mcgraw_wv
01-15-2008, 02:46 PM
I love my home state of WV!

olehounddog
01-15-2008, 03:35 PM
Keep on Keeping on.

Spirit of '76
01-15-2008, 03:44 PM
The article claimed that no other candidate had more than 3 delegates in Jefferson county but when I took a look I found that Fred Thompson actually had 5. So here's the real numbers from the Eastern Panhandle so far...


I think what the article doesn't make clear and your breakdown here doesn't take into account is that some of those delegates are guaranteed slots at the convention because they are members of the county or state Executive Committee, so they aren't participating in the election portion of the convention process.

JoelYrick
01-15-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm trying to understand the situation a little better... it seems that if you are voting to propel the delegates further, wouldn't having too many delegates represent Paul be a bad thing because it would split and dilute the vote? Or does everyone get to vote for 17 delegates in Jefferson County?

Spirit of '76
01-15-2008, 04:51 PM
I'm trying to understand the situation a little better... it seems that if you are voting to propel the delegates further, wouldn't having too many delegates represent Paul be a bad thing because it would split and dilute the vote? Or does everyone get to vote for 17 delegates in Jefferson County?

You can vote for as many at-large delegates as your county is allotted. For example, my county gets 18 at-large delegates, so I could cast 18 votes. We only had 8 Ron Paul delegates, though, so I only cast 8 votes.